What will our scene be like in ten years?

Extremely active (640 votes) 19.9%
Like it is now (678 votes) 21.1%
Not even worth mentioning anymore (686 votes) 21.3%
More active (580 votes) 18.0%
Less active (635 votes) 19.7%
Total votes: 3219

Comments (16)

By Leo

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13-09-2008, 14:11

imho : the generation that grew up wit msx will pass , no one after ...

By Yukio

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13-09-2008, 19:19

Even if the generation change ... What's about the previous CP/M generation? There still are some nice games of Interactive Fiction that could be played using vintage classic Personal Computer systems .

By Meits

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19-09-2008, 18:02

It won't be extremely active... It's not even extremely active right now, with like 1% of visitors of a fair compared with some 15 years ago...

By Prodatron

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21-09-2008, 22:56

I guess it will stay like it is now or at least won't shrink so much. I made the experience, that 80ies hardware is very interesting for "new" young people interested in electronics and low-level programming in general. For them our machines are the best way to learn this stuff from scratch. At least in the CPC scene we have a lot of new blood, which is sometimes much more active than the old guys from the past.
We are of course in another situation now. Even in the 90ies the MSX was still an actual computer for several guys, which didn't like to switch to the PC etc. Now it's a pure retro machine, but a very nice one. So you can't compare the actual activity with this of the 90ies. But you may still compare it with the activity in 10 years, as the situation stays the same.

By Prodatron

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22-09-2008, 21:15

Btw, it's unbelieveable, how even these many votes are spreaded LOL!

By Latok

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30-09-2008, 11:32

A bizarre amount of votes. Can't be true.

By hamlet

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17-10-2019, 11:04

Welcome to the future!

By Meits

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17-10-2019, 11:06

Meits wrote:

It won't be extremely active... It's not even extremely active right now, with like 1% of visitors of a fair compared with some 15 years ago...

I must've been drunk that day.

By journey

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17-10-2019, 11:31

Extremely active.....I hope so Smile

By Uninteresting

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17-10-2019, 22:34

Which of the choices turned out to be the most accurate one, then? I wasn't anywhere near here at the time.

By Grauw

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17-10-2019, 23:26

Well certainly not the one with (marginally) the highest amount of votes.

I feel like it’s at least as active as it was back then.

By hamlet

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18-10-2019, 13:10

Who has the guts to make a prophecy for the next decade?

By Uninteresting

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18-10-2019, 19:07

Eh, I'll go with activity decrease to 75%-95% of the present. Plus if I'm wrong, I'm relatively new here so I can say I just don't know any better Wink

By Meits

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18-10-2019, 19:27

On the hardware department things took off. A lot of things happened.
On the software side I kinda feel like it went down a tad, but not enough to worry.
As for the audience/community/scene my gut wants to make me believe we won some, but lost more.
So yes, imho it went backwards a bit, but way less than I thought.
And to answer Hamlet's evil question: I think the road I feel like we went the last ten years will be the same. But I'll be there to witness it.

By Grauw

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18-10-2019, 20:08

Stays the same I say Big smile.

By Pencioner

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18-10-2019, 21:22

Grauw wrote:

Stays the same I say Big smile.

Will extend it to a haiku:

Stays the same I say
Until we all die
MSX is so beautiful

Ok, that was pessimistic colored one, more optimistic

Stays the same I say
Until we're alive
MSX is so beautiful

* haiku - japanese small poem in three lines, last line is not rhymed