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For context: the Acorn Risc PC is a pizzabox desktop that can be extended with “slices”. the base machine has an internal 3.5” bay, an external 3.5” bay, an external 5.25” bay, and room for two “podule” expansion cards. you could then add “slices” that stacked on top, and added another external 3.5” and 5.25” bay each, and room for two more podules.
Acorn supported up to four slices (with corresponding backplanes for up to 8 podules)… but you could go further if you could make longer pins to hold the whole thing together.
So Acorn made a Risc PC with ten slices, the Rocket Ship. It had everything including the kitchen sink. They had apparently run out of ideas for how to fill the thing after the sixth slice, so the seventh slice had an actual pizza oven, and then slices 8-10 had the kitchen sink.
Over the past few years I've noticed myself stopping to do custom tweaks on my own system, and instead working to fix the underlying issue for everyone.
I finally wrote my thoughts about this down in a more coherent form https://blogs.gnome.org/tbernard/2020/01/17/doing-things-that-scale