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This was written by Miod Vallet a couple days ago. He was the main nonstandard arch developer for OpenBSD and resigned last week. So, the context is that the author was one of the few leaders of the Luddites and considers it a lost cause.

Kinda of figured, and for a lot of stuff, I don't disagree with the sentiment, but I still think it has value.

My biggest frustration with the alternate chip vendors is the total lack of a simple ITX / ATX motherboard with a chip, expandable memory (preferably ECC), and a standard set of ports. Even ARM is problematic at this.

I am mystified at how hard it is for a chip vendor to produce a motherboard.

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