FW: Writer wants to quote users

From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Sat Jul 25 11:04:45 1998

< How many instructions? I believe the Pentium has on the order of 80, not
< sure.

More like 100+, not counting all the addressing modes. the instuction set
for the 8086 is many times larger than the PDP-8. The PDP-8 instuction
set is 47 (most all variations included), it's very minimal.

< They weren't networked at all? I mean, there weren't instances of
< connecting two machines with cables?

Actually there was DECnet-8! Dual processor machines were not uncommon.
but they were not networked like you would current machines. It was not
the mindset of that era and generally not required.

Received on Sat Jul 25 1998 - 11:04:45 BST

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