The PC's Soviet?

From: Joe <>
Date: Wed Apr 15 22:26:19 1998

At 05:12 PM 4/15/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I seem to recall reading somewhere (BYTE ~1985 ?) that Soviet made CPUs
>(6502 clones?) were so poorly maid that they individually came with a
>list of which instuctions worked and which didn't. Also seem to recall
>an article on the soviet Apple ][ clone of the time (CPU on a large
>daughterboard, pirated ROM, cost approx US $20,000)

  I remember that article. The entire motherboard was pirated! Not just
the ROM. The tops of the ICs had been ground off to hide the fact that they
were US made parts.


>-Matt Pritchard
>Graphics Engine and Optimization Specialist
>MS Age of Empires & Age of Empires ][
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Hotze []
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 1998 12:15 PM
>> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
>> Subject: The PC's Soviet?
>> OK... I was talking to a Ukranian programmer, who told me that in 1968
>> the
>> PC was invented, not far from where he worked in Ukrane. Now, that's
>> 4
>> years before the microprocessor, but is it possible?
>> And this guy might be dilusional, he's VERY communist, but then
>> again,
>> at base, so am I, but with a democratic twist. Anyway, what's the
>> story
>> behind this?
>> Thanks,
>> Tim D. Hotze
Received on Wed Apr 15 1998 - 22:26:19 BST

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