Some hardware is just so dear to a geeks heart that they can’t let it just die. Take for example the original NES system. Some enthusiasts take modding them to a whole new level. I mean, I like to play Mario Bros. as much as the next guy, but this is getting extreme.
One particular modder has set up an entire webpage dedicating to fixing up his NES. He’s got a laundry list of modifications, along with detailed instructions on the best way to install them. This guy can tell you how to install a remote reset button, build your own controller, replace the power supply, install a blue power LED – the list goes on and on. And while you have to respect his enthusiasm, I can’t help but question the wisdom of doing this. Of course, if I could find Tetris for the original NES, I might be tempted..