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Heh, no, I think it depends on what I mean by 'boring' and it's 'not of great interest, as a working, interactive thing, to learners today'. A fully realized Altair or IMSAI is a system that runs BASIC and CP/M - not just a box with switches and blinkenlights. A fully realized Apple I is... an Apple ][. I'd put the minimum required level of retro-PC non-boringness somewhere around 'should be easy to make it infinitely yell BUTTFACE at you shortly after booting'. An Apple I that just drops you into monitor ROM seems well below that.

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