> And people said storing home computer tape software as WAV files and emulating the > front-end was silly (rather than just storing bytes)
Funnily enough, that was actually the example I had in mind when posing the virtual LD player question. One extension of that idea that I've always wanted to see has been emulated modems - it would make running a dialup BBS on BITD software without having to worry about the failure of nearly 40-year-old hardware a possibility.
If this is something that's already implemented, please pardon my ignorance. The reality is that I just don't do a lot of home computer-related emulation these days so am not totally up to speed on the state of things in that regard.