> If you interviewed most teens around, most couldn't even tell you what an emulator or > MAME even is nowadays. I have tried to get my son and his friends to play MAME or > other emulators ( Hyperspin, GameEX setups with all the bells and whistles) and they > simply aren't interested. They would rather jump on 360, ps3, facebook, youtube, > cellphones, netflix, etc.
Why should a new generation start again with the stuff from the previous one(s)? Each to their own. For example, did you start listening to the same music that your parents liked? Too bad, what a waste, you missed actually creating, participating in & livin' something new and exciting. Don't try to influence your kids or whomever to "like" what you are / were used to, let them discover their own likings and develop their own lifestyle. What was is not necessarily better than what will come / is right here, and vice versa. If that means / also includes stuff from eons, ok. But it has to come on it's own. Otherwise you'll cling to the past, which results in a kind of stagnation, and stagnation means death in the end. But why do i even comment on that, sadly this is mostly a board for old-timers and people living in the past.