What struck Bryan Chaffin was that Steve Jobs, at the tender age of 26, had his &^#% together in ways most of us never do
Thanks to some painstaking tests by engineer and super nerd* Dan Luu, we now know of one area where computers have gotten slower: “the latency between a keypress and the display of a character in a terminal.”
The Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer recreated on a 33 year old Apple IIc computer is about the coolest thing you’ll see today.
If you thought the Raspberry Pi is small, take a look at this US$9 CHIP board from Next Thing Co. Game developer Chris Larkin combined it with a 12V battery, some 3D printing magic, and a wireless keyboard to host a fully working emulator of an Apple II computer. And just in time for the 40th anniversary of the Apple II from 1977. This video demonstrates how to build one yourself. Super cool.