Reply 80 of 121, by cyclone3d
Shponglefan wrote on 2023-04-12, 20:36:
I've been computing since the 80s, so I know well what this means. […]Hoping wrote on 2023-04-08, 16:53:
And I'm old enough to know that in this field, everything has to move forward, I'm only concerned with how it's going to do it, and the title of this thread is giving us a warning. This is how Steam is going to move forward, leaving everything behind as if it didn't exist. And that doesn't seem right to me, because nothing appears out of nowhere. And the Steam move means that in the future, no one will be able to experience the way it was before, which many of us here do every day, goodbye gaming in real old computers.
If you have old computers, you may understand a little what I mean.
I've been computing since the 80s, so I know well what this means.
I used to use BBSs back in the 90s, for example. They're all gone now and never coming back. I've long since learned to accept the pace of technology and fact that older things invariably get replaced with newer things.
While we can preserve some of the nostalgia, some experiences will forever be confined to our memories.
There are a bunch of BBSes you can access via telnet: