Originally Posted by Mrs Beanbag
i shudder to imagine what demo coders in 30 years time will be getting today's hardware to do.
Not much since both nvidia and amd have locked down their hardware and refuse to release the tech documentation forcing you to only program through their published and limiting API.
This is also killing the alternate OS scene since all that they can do is program modern GPU as if they were old VESA gpu.
The only GPU maker that does publish, albeit indirectly, it's tech docs is intel with its integrated GPU.