Hi - we are having some questions here about the relative merits of Internet Archive (archive.org) tool The Emularity, which displays media in the browser, versus EaaS/EaaSi, which also is a browser-based solution.
Are there any resources comparing the two solutions? What is the feeling about the two ways of going about emulating software resources?
Hi @cyn0matic! I’ve been a bit hesitant to respond to this question myself considering the potential for any (real or perceived ) bias here. So I’m going to abstain on a full analysis of relative merits for now (but would be really happy/interested to see any resources or impressions from other folks as well!)
It is not a 1:1 comparison of the frameworks (and includes a lot of other various considerations for emulation in general, and since it was written both pre-EaaSI and early in the days of Emularity is at least somewhat out of date) but David Rosenthal’s 2015 Mellon report includes some more details, often comparing or using features of both platforms for illustrative purposes: