Originally Posted by Amigaman
I disagree. I think there is room enough for retro and modern computing.
Without dedicating much thought to it, there are several possibilities for modern systems built on Amiga ideals.
I think that to try to keep pace with the PC market would be a mistake, however there are other areas such as consoles where the technology is set in stone for several years and gives developers the oportunity to push the hardware to the limits before something new comes along.
Imagine a console with hundreds of classic games already available (through emulation or natively adaptable hardware) and the power to compete with x-box and other modern consoles.
That is just one area that could be exploited.
I am sure people will try to shoot that option down, but like I said, its only an idea.
I like it, you described exactly what I have been thinking, to the letter.
I love the idea of having a system were I could get the modern and the retro in one package. Even the possibility to develop on it.
Unfortunately reality does set in and to take on Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo would require the budget of a small country. Directly competing with the giants would be a one way ticket to insolvency. Any company taking this on would have to target the enthusiast market, start small, build a reputation on go from there.
Get it right and it can take on a life of it's own, take Nintendo, they were floundering and then they hit the market with the Wii. Remember this was a console that didn't have the graphics capabilities of the Xbox or the PlayStation and yet it was still successful.
One of the secrets is in providing that 'something' that the competition doesn't dominate in.
"Will never happen"
. Your probably right. Never say never though.