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    Default Oldies on Smartphones

    What do you think about porting emulators and
    interpreters and what not as smartphones apps.
    I think one problem is the darn keyboard thing!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ziloo View Post
    What do you think about porting emulators and
    interpreters and what not as smartphones apps.
    I think one problem is the darn keyboard thing!


    ziloo
    This is vague enough that it's not even worth hazarding a a guess.
    If you're looking for DS/DD or DS/HD 3" or 5" floppy disks, PM me. I've got some new, used, and factory over-labeled disks for sale.

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    I think I have no need for a "smartphone" in the first place when I have a real computer, so it's all academic from where I'm standing...
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    I have symbolic calculator on my mobile and use it in
    waiting rooms, subways, and long trips. It is a great tool to
    refresh your memory for calculus, linear algebra, and ,,,,

    Some attempts have been made for "C" and Forth, but not
    a complete package yet. It would be a great educational tool
    for millennials to learn about programming instead of playing
    dumb games.

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    How about porting apps to a desktop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    How about porting apps to a desktop?
    That makes (more) sense.

    Many apps already do have web functionality or are, at least, quasi-accessible if not fully useable from a computer.

    Got any apps in particular in mind?
    If you're looking for DS/DD or DS/HD 3" or 5" floppy disks, PM me. I've got some new, used, and factory over-labeled disks for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    How about porting apps to a desktop?
    And I have the right desktop for it:

    cpu_dolly.jpg


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    People who use "smartphones" don't want the complexity or versatility of "computers". They want the walled gardens, they want crippled applications that give them pictures of cats, clips of Family Guy, and a constant feed from their "friends" informing them when someone takes a dump. They absolutely do not want anything educational or productive.

    The only reason anyone even "ports" something to a smartphone is if they believe they have found some creative new way to spy on the users and monetize the data they collect.

    Smartphones are useless, pointless, toys. And they don't even work well as telephones.

    Unfortunately, there are a bunch of dumb smartphone (iPhone, really) loving pinheads who genuinely believe that smartphones are the One True Way, and everything else should be thrown in the trash. Because old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziloo View Post
    And I have the right desktop for it:

    cpu_dolly.jpg


    ziloo
    I've taken my SX64 places. But since I put it in permanent service as a Point Of Sale kiosk, I either need to get another or put the Kaypro in its place.

    I'm with the younger generations on this one, I guess. I have absolutely zero desire to use a Wintel desktop computer, and Macs are just too impractical for me (to make use of one it seems to me that you have to always have a very recent model).

    I use my "phone" almost exclusively. I even make extensive use of a terminal emulator, and VNC client. I do have several "headless" Tapestry Pis (I'm not going to correct that auto-correct because it's too comical).

    The emulators that run on "phones" have all proven useless to me except the HP41 one. Computer emulators are all about games and not at all about the kinds of things I like to use them for. The HP41 emulator does an excellent job but still doesn't have expansion slots, or a proper tactile keyboard, nor overlays.

    I don't listen to a lot of "oldies". I do listen to a lot of big band music which doesn't qualify. There are apps for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeGuy View Post
    ....pinheads who genuinely believe that smartphones are the One True Way...
    Unfortunately, I am with you on that one.....

    But I think emulators and other goodies will eventually be ported to
    the "smarta$$phone" arena. For many of you folks, doing the technical
    work like that is no difficult task.

    ziloo

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