[jhb_airlines] Re: FSX Official Add-On Acceleration

  • From: "Mike Brook" <mike.brook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 12:58:50 -0000

> These days, hardware development is way ahead of software, I can
> remember
> when software drove hardware development, yes I am showing my age
> here.

I'm not sure that I agree that H/W dev is now way ahead of S/W.  This
is certainly true when it comes to the much neglected FS but the S/W
developers writing gaming S/W for the great unwashed masses are more
than capable of keeping up with H/W developments (S/W development is a
LOT cheaper than H/W development of the sort now needed) and the H/W
developers are still finding it difficult to stay one step ahead (as
they always have done!).

> Do you remember when the DOS OS came on a 5 and a quarter inch
> floppy?? even
> the first Windows came on a few of the latest 3 and a half
> stiffies. I do.
> These days, it is a couple of DVDs or more uugh!
> Enough.
> FF

Ooooh, don't get me started down that road or I'll start reminiscing
about my 1967 experiences with an Elliot 803 
(they were very proud of their 'portable' version which fitted in the
back of a Landrover), or of writing and debugging huge proggies in
Fortran IV and being able to visually read punched tape, or
clandestinely getting a huge Hewlett Packard 2116B mainframe to play
Xmas Carols in 1970, or buying an HP-35 calculator in 1972 and an
HP-65 in 1974 (still got it!), or using a DR-DOS OpSys on a 286, or
laboriously writing in Cobol, Basic and Machine Code or buying a
Compaq 386 (for my Company) that cost GBP8000 in 1986, or struggling
with the really early versions of Windoze, or wasting a grand on a
RISC cored BBC Archimedes box of rubbish, or, or ...


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