Originally Posted by =CO=Windler
For culture preservation in cyberage, MAME is as essential and necessary as the existence of national libraries and museums. Emulation of abandonware needs the same kind of officially respected visibility like the LGBT-something community. Talk in social media is not enough to escape the closet (or arcade cabinet?). That's why I appeal for a better acronym to stress the scientific and archeological nature of the project.
I agree that digital culture is lost very easily, particularly with copyright law being the way it is, DRM, the move to streaming rather than buying media and so on. However, renaming MAME isn’t going to change anything. If you want to make a difference, lobby for copyright reform, or support a political party that does.