Almost everything that we learned was like, a hardware limitation of 8-bit consoles can be fixed with more RAM. It's kind of wild how much consoles were built around not having to spend as much on RAM.

@cambrian_era RAM was prohibitively expensive. like hundreds of dollars for a few more kilobytes. my dad spent around $200 on 40kb of RAM for the Atari 400, just so we could use a disk drive instead of tapes.

@lyliawisteria Yup. But if you can throw a bit of RAM at them, even old processors can do quite a bit.

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