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Autosketch: running 1989 software on modern day hardware.

This article describes how to run Autosketch 2.0 for Dos (dated 1989) on modern day hardware. I consider this a triumph of magic, legacy compatibility, open source software and computing in general. After all, 23 years have passed since the release of Autosketch 2.0 and such an amount of time in the computing domain is equivalent to geological aeons in real life: to be able to still run 23 year old software with no degradation is nothing short of astounding.

Hi there

The name is Riccardo Govoni. I’m a Software Engineer working in Google London. I have a passion for data visualizations, data mining, theoretical physics, xkcd, having lots of vi (or emacs, depending on the mood) buffers on screen and coding in general. Learn more about me.

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