Oral History Questions

From: John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
Date: Thu Dec 10 16:27:18 1998

>It was thus said that the Great Uncle Roger once stated:
>> I have a chance to speak with the designers of some of the machines in my
>> collection. But other than the basic "when was it intro'd, what are the
>> specs, what did it cost" stuff, what should I ask? What sorts of stories,
>> info, etc. should I be trying to preserve?
> Why did you use <insert CPU> instead of <insert other popular CPU at the
>time>? How long did it take to design? What was the indended market? What
>was the actual market? Stuff like that.

Yes, I think the historical context is important - which machines
did they compete against, who did they believe were their best customers,
what were they wrong about, why did they succeed or fail, and the
all important "Don't forget, at this time, XYZ hadn't been invented yet."

- John
Received on Thu Dec 10 1998 - 16:27:18 GMT

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