Auszug aus einer 2000-Worte-Antwort: „Why do I say that a world which has the technology to make electronic computers cannot possible resemble medieval Europe? For two obvious reasons: first, in a world with advanced technology there are lots and lots of literate people and lots and lots of books; and second, a world with advanced technology must by necessity be based on some sort of modern economy, either a Soviet-style planned economy, or a free market economy, but in any case nothing like the sluggish medieval economy.“
„At this time, the penalty for minor theft such as a loaf of bread was to be plowed to death. You were buried up to your chest and plows would be driven through you.
I bring this up because a computer should be built for a purpose and not just to be brought along.“
„This sounds like an XY problem.“ [scheint ein neues Catchall-Ding zu sein das die diversen Biases ersetzt]
„As others have pointed out SSDs are simply too complicated. […] If I may recommend an alternative: micro SD cards!
…und im Archiv: How long would it take to create a Windows 1.0 capable machine from complete scratch?
„[…] My guess would be 35 years and 20000 people, depending on how you get past the first steps. Perhaps half a million man-years.“
Kommentar: „I like how you just handwaved mining, because that’s what you’re going to be doing for the first thousand years or so.“
„There’s only a few goals that are actual requirements and they have some low-hanging fruit: […] CPU, the only unique part that we want to move away from is mechanical switches. […] Clock, you could make an inverter to provide a clock pulse or fashion a piece of quartz into a thin wafer (almost impossible but you only need to get lucky once). […]
It still seems pretty reasonable to accomplish within a year given perfect knowledge, the right raw materials, and a decent set of able-bodies.“