I'm interested in and involved with all kinds of hacking and activities that promote free thought and the open society.  I consider the emulation scene to be a pivotal aspect of the hacker and Internet culture.  I recall in the mid 90's when MAME started getting popular and other console emulators were popping up.  USENET was hopping with floods of ROMs posted weekly.  Later on bleem! for the PS1 showed up and by then emulation was unstoppable.  It was a really great time.

Today (2012) we have perfect emulation of every computer and console system you can imagine, and you can use your world class operating system GNU/Linux to enjoy it.