Re: The Quest for a Universal Translator for Old, Obsolete Computer Files - Atlas Obscura

Subject: Re: The Quest for a Universal Translator for Old, Obsolete Computer Files - Atlas Obscura
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Caroline Tabach <caroline -dot- tabach -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwr-l mailinglist <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:12:54 -0700

It's not only the software. A lot of old software won't run on today's hardware unless you run a virtual machine with the OS it was originally written to run on. And if the original OS won't run on a VM, you need the original hardware.

Gene Kim-Eng


On 3/13/2018 7:50 AM, Caroline Tabach wrote:

I think this is a little bit connected to tech writing, especialy for
people around for some time.

On the other hand, are they re-inventing the wheel, maybe there are people
on this list who still have SW they are looking for?


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