Computer collecting humor.

From: Scott Ware <>
Date: Tue Nov 4 11:13:34 1997

On Tue, 4 Nov 1997, Tony Duell wrote:

> Of course instruction and data words don't have to be the same size. Some
> of the PIC microcontrollers have 8bit data and 14 bit instructions

Likewise, the GI 1600 (used in the Intellivision, among other things) has
16-bit data words and 10-bit instructions. Apparently, the Intellivision
designers didn't want to waste 6 bits of ROM for each instruction to gain
the benefit of being able to store 16-bit data, so Intellivision ROM
cartridges are only 10 bits wide.

Scott Ware            
Received on Tue Nov 04 1997 - 11:13:34 GMT

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