4004 (was Re[2]: Replies to various threads)

From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Sat Apr 25 07:55:31 1998

<I have an Intel Component Data Catalogue from about 1978 that still lists
<as being available then. A 4 bit microprocessor wouldn't have been very
<useful in a computer so might we find them as controllers in washing
<machines, microwaves and the like?

They were used for calculator like and control systems. The word width
does not determine it's usefulness as a computer though it greately
affects speed.

Received on Sat Apr 25 1998 - 07:55:31 BST

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