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> As for scavenged parts, you're going to need a warehouse of manuals and datasheets, eh?

You're right! As a thought experiment, let's say I download CollapseOS and then switch off my internet.

I have in my house a normal complement of electronic devices. I have a soldering iron, some wire etc. I assume if I start taking things apart I'll find some Z80s. Those Z80s will be living on boards with clock chips and memory etc. Where do I even start?

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