Article about collecting in Antique Trader.

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Date: Thu Jul 1 22:55:18 1999

Hey Tony:

In a message dated 7/1/99 5:13:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> I started on an MK14. It took me many years to figure out that darn
> manual. And the hardware design was somewhat clueless (hint : A 74157 is
> a multiplexer. A 74175 is a latch. Using the former as a latch is
> possible, but not a good idea if you want to avoid timing problems. Guess
> what this machine did...)

What's really amazing about the MK14 design is that the original, which Clive
bought from one of his buddies, was never used. Your MK14 was in fact
designed by National Semi. They convinced Clive that it would be cheaper and
more efficient if the kit used more NS components, and they offered to
provide the design free, if he signed an exclusive contract.

Glen Goodwin
Received on Thu Jul 01 1999 - 22:55:18 BST

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