Those old fogies who built the Net and made the PC popular hate being reminded of the fact that the number-one reason people use PCs isn't to do their jobs - it's to play games! (Downloading porn is the number-two reason.) Some of the games available for the PC today (such as Quake) are astounding…even though they take forever to load, cost megabucks, and gobble up insane amounts of RAM and hard drive space. But there are quite a few of us out there who remember the first great arcade games, which sparked the video game revolution – the originals like Space Invaders, Asteroids, Missile Command, Pac-Man, Berzerk, Defender, and so many, many others. Fortunately, thanks to the Net, those games have not been lost in the mists of time. They are available now, for all of us to discover and enjoy – thanks to the MAME project and its many participants. Video game simulators for the classic arcade games are all over the place – and best of all, they're legal. Sort of. It seems that making an emulator for an arcade game isn't a copyright violation in itself, though making the original arcade source code available is. So the MAME project actually consists of two parts: getting the emulator software online (legal), and hunting down the arcade game source code (illegal). Of course, I would never recommend you do something like that – that would be a violation of copyright law!