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I think a useful adjunct to this sort of project would be a project that describes a really useful general-purpose CPU that can actually run a lot of advanced software but that's still as simple as possible --- and work out a realistic path for bootstrapping its manufacturing. A stripped down 32-bit RISCV for example only needs tens of thousands of gates but could run most modern software.

In conjunction with that, it would be good to have an archive of useful software and data in a durable format where access to that data can also be bootstrapped. I'm not sure what that format would be...

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