Things I liked about 80's/90's computing:
- Total control over my hardware
- Software that worked with me, not against me
- Superior aesthetics (yeah I said it :3 )
- Overall sense of promise and freedom

Things I like about computing today:
- Easy and open access to knowledge
- Insane amounts of storage
- The sheer computing POWERRRR

Now if only we could make these attributes come together instead of being period exclusive. :blobthinking:

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For total control of the hardware... there's the various hardware projects that exist because of the Raspberry Pi and competitive products.

FreeDOS exists and has networking. It still has the DOS-level access/control to the devices, but can work on modern (and "recent but older") computers.

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