... fired up an IMSAI or an ALTAIR and loaded MSBASIC from paper tape, you'd be LYFAO at all this babble.
Your computers - be they desktop, laptop, tablet, or embedded in some device - are either tools, or toys... your choice. Arguing about what's under the hood of your tool or toy is pointless: it does what you want it to, or it does not. If it does not, you may choose to learn how to hack it, or not. If not, get in line, if you can find one. If so, check the lines for potential supporters/customers - just be sure you're talking tools and toys.
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