I love retrotech, and maybe you do, too. Something comforting and steampunk-y about the odor of old, dusty circuit boards. Takes me back to a simpler time. You might enjoy that kind of thing too, so check out this retrotech web browser. They make the act of browsing Reddit into an experience, doing so on a simple IBM laptop from 1987 and a modem from 1964.
What’s the point of all this old junk? Simply this, being aware of retrotech helps us understand what we’re working with now, and what we might work with in the future. For example, Zenith simply exists as a ‘research subsidiary’ of LG (whatever that means), but back in the Eighties they could have been the next Apple. Modems from 1964 didn’t understand data transmission protocols like TCP/IP – it hadn’t been invented yet! Yet, engineers at some point in the 1990s recognized the value of helping this tech work together and wrote a simple web browser program to make it work. That’s called integration.
Old tech has other good points as well. Since it’s old, it’s relatively unhackable. You’ll never see a zero-day exploit coming after this gear. No one thought ot program a backdoor into the 8088 – it didn’t have enough storage to hide the code! Understanding our past prepares us for our future. That’s why I think you should check out this retrotech web browser.