‘Barntendo,’ I love it
For 20 years, a Nintendo Entertainment System was rotting in a barn in Kentucky. This is the story of how one man saved it.
Okay it’s not that dramatic, but you get the picture. Anyone who is remotely interested in fixer upper videos should catch this clip from Luke Morse, who repairs the “extensive damage” and manages to salvage the console. It’s crazy to see how well off that copy of Mariowas though (it’ll outlive the cockroaches).
Again, retro products that are no longer in production are important relics of our past. Even with things like emulation keeping the dream alive, having the original source code of a project or the original hardware are game-changers for preservation efforts.