Some guy running a failed retro computing shop where he makes old computers out of new hardware, claims sustainability of retrocomputing. Gets a huge amount of RTs and a thread.

FSF running a workshop on actual sustainability in computing... 🦗

@jonn There's nothing "green" about retro computing. A Raspberry Pi is 1,4 million times more powerful than an Apple 2e and uses a fiftieth the power, give or take depending on the load. And you could run a 40" high-def high-res full-colour LED monitor on the power consumption of the tiny 2e montior - let alone something much smaller and more efficient.

I mean, if you want to compare to some gaming box with the latest NVIDIA card it's less, but that's not an apples-to-apples comparison.

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