Internet today what's left for hobbiests 2416
Internet today what's left for hobbiests 2417
Whilst in theory that is true in practise it is not. so true. Much of human progress is based on incremental design...
Retrocomputing :-) My hobby has been the Coleco ADAM. I collect documentation, fix broken stuff, go to the annual ADAMcon (18 will be in Chicago next year, we were just in Whitby, Ontario, Canada this past summer for 17), and hack away. Since the ADAM is mostly unchanging, all of my knowledge and experience are additive, never go out of style. Still plenty of stuff to do. I myself like rigid forms that, within the limits, still allow you to say anything you want (paraphrased from Madeleine L'Engle somewhere).
I owe major parts of my teaching, research, recreation, travel, and even my wife-to-be to my ADAM hobby. And I don't care if nobody else notices us ADAMites; all the more for us, though anybody is welcome (and we have had community growth from gamers coming at the ADAM via the Coleco- Vision console).
So, I guess my advice is, if you are comfy with the old, keep hacking away at it!
-- Richard F. Drushel, Ph.D. "They fell: for Heaven to them no hope Department of Biology imparts Who hear not for the beating Case Western Reserve University of their hearts." Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7080 U.S.A. -- Edgar Allan Poe, "Al-Aaraaf"