From: Allison J Parent <>
Date: Sun Jan 11 13:51:16 1998

<> >First programable calc
<> Then there is the "first solid state electronic calc" which I think goe
<> the Busicom from Japan that employed the first production run of the in
<> 4000 chip set: the 4001 (2048 bit ROM), 4002 (320 bit RAM), 4003 (10 bi

No, this was not the first by a long means. I vaguely remember a desktop
HP job that was years earlier.

There were designs that were RTL and utililogic and even earlier designs
that were about the size of a desk drawer that were both totally
electronic and to some extent programable.

Received on Sun Jan 11 1998 - 13:51:16 GMT

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