Emulation as a Preservation Resource
The Future of the Past
Storage fantasy 2
Storage reality 2
Storage reality 3
"We cannot all become museums of computer hardware"‐Library of Congress, 2013
Emulators by amateurs
Nintendo: "The introduction of emulators...represents the greatest threat to date to the intellectual property rights of video game developers"
Diverging, re-converging, and constantly improving.
No one in charge.
Who's making emulators now?
Emulation by amateurs: 1974-2014
Emulation by professionals: 2004-present
The Erl King
Grahame Weinbren and Roberta Friedman, The Erl King (1982, emulated 2004)
First interactive video installation
Library of Congress: "Emulation may serve our needs better than hardware"
Emulation as a service
Internet Archive: JSMESS
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