Emulation, by definition, is the ambition or endeavor to equal or excel others. In other terms, to emulate means to imitate. Computer emulation is very much a literal definition. Computer emulation in a basic sense is making one computer "act" like another computer. Computer emulation theory has a long history and the applications of computer emulation are far reaching. Within recent years, emulation technology has expanded exponentially and emulators have tread in uncharted territory, both on the technological side, and on the legal side. These pages contain brief focuses on the history, design, applications, and implications of computer emulation. Most of the pages on this website are targeted towards individuals with basic knowledge of computer architecture and programming.
This page contains information of emulation history. Emulation, in general, gained popularity around 1995-1997, mostly due to increases in CPU speed, the increased usage of the Internet, and the increased number of decent emulators.