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5th June 2018

The Business of Tech Nostalgia

For the most part in the tech business the emphasis is always on capacity and many other “upgrades” which come with staying up to date with the latest trends. We don’t even have to look very far for what is perhaps the perfect example of how it’s made to work with the likes of Apple not really coming out with anything new since the late Steve Jobs departed this earth.

What they’re really only doing is trying to get their users to upgrade their devices to pretty much the same ones, except they’re promised more capacity, higher speed, etc. There’s nothing much which is completely new hitting the markets. We can even go further with this discussion and cite the recent news of how they were said to be purposefully slowing their older phones down, suggestively so that users could upgrade to the latest gear.

For the most part there is absolutely nothing wrong with chasing the latest updates and upgrades, especially when it comes to software solutions that are tied to some kind of security risk, but today we’re going to be discussing the tech business from a different point of view. I mean sure, you definitely want to download the latest updates and patch your software so that it’s less vulnerable to hackers and the likes and you definitely want it to have the latest features which likely improve its performance and value, but if you’re on the other side of the fence and you’re perhaps a retailer in the tech business as opposed to being a pure consumer, then you might consider looking into the business of tech nostalgia.

The business of tech nostalgia is all about taking it back to the so-called “good old days” and basically just recreating the novelty of some pioneering technology. Naturally this would lean more towards gaming as that is indeed the most popular arm of the business tech of nostalgia.

Game Simulators

Who would have ever thought the original creators of pioneering games like Miss Puk-Man would still be collecting royalties in 2018? They most definitely do, as much as timeless classics such as these and many others are copied and pirated to death.

A popular classic games simulator exists in the form of Maime32, even though the manner in which one would come into its possession and the many games it has is in fact a copyright issue workaround.

I personally enjoy playing the original House of the Dead on my Windows 7 machine (I can’t get it to work on Windows 10), which was definitely a huge advancement on the earliest arcade games which come with the Maime32 simulator.

Some nostalgia-inducing service providers go the whole nine yards and actually have full arcade game machines built so that gamers can step back into time and enjoy the full classic gaming experience physically. It seems a bit of a waste of physical resources having something like a full-sized Miss Puk-Man arcade game plugged into a wall socket when you can enjoy it on a simulator on your computer, but it’s all about that nostalgic feeling.

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