One problem of doing any #retrocomputing is I get used to bytes and kilobytes again, and then when I see modern junk need megabytes or gigabytes, I flip my shit and scream "what the fuck do you need 325,000 Atari 800s for just to draw a screen?!"

@mdhughes I totally get it! And feel much the same way sometimes, and then I remember that every abstraction is a trade off between complexity and ease of use. Can you imagine what programming a modern GPU would be like using 8 bit sensibilities? :) By the time you were assembling the instructions to throw at the 85th stream processor out of 256 your head would explode :)


@feoh @mdhughes

You know, I recall a book about programming which discussed that. Possibly DOOM?

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