[–] RicardoBronson 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Are there any Lisp-machine-like FPGA cores? That would be much more practical than dumpster diving at MIT or whatever. With modern improvements to the GUI and so on it could really become a thing again

[–] NeoGoat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Excellent idea. It would be great if, say, we had access to Verilog/VHDL inside a Symbolics. Around 2009, I loaded what was supposed to be Symbolics Genera (the Symbolics operating system) into VMware, and found it very disappointing. I had about a year worth of experience on Symbolics machines in the late 1980s and they were amazing. For some things I did, I don't think anything today is anywhere near as useful. At one point, before 1990, I was on the phone with someone who was selling a used Symbolics, but I did not buy it for personal use.

[–] drstrangegov 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Go! Go! Go! what an awesome bit of technoarcheology! fascinating to see what age does to all of these devices. really makes you realize how temporary everything is. some people don't even keep a car for a year.