E-bay stupidity! was Re: height of folly

From: Dwight Elvey <elvey_at_hal.com>
Date: Tue Jul 6 14:01:26 1999

"Richard Erlacher" <edick_at_idcomm.com> wrote:
> Nope . . . and I made a "high-tech tie-tack" out of my 8008. I just powered
> the box down, pulled the processor out, removed the 8008, bent the pins
> around so as not to damage a good silk bib, and super-glued the tack to the
> back of it. . . That box, an NBI word processor, used those hard sectored
> diskettes with the holes around the outside. EEEK!
> regards,
> Dick

 I wouldn't worry to much. The 8008, unlike the 4004 wasn't
the first anything. The Fairchild F8 was the first 8 bit.
The 8008 was claimed to be the first single chip ( first F8 = 2 chip )
but even the 8008 needed a specialize clock generator and
bus interface logic to decode and latch states.
I would say that the 8008's only claim to fame was
that it only made a short run and was replaced with
the more long lived 8080.

 I wonder how much my working 4004 development system would go
for. Not that I wish to sell!
Received on Tue Jul 06 1999 - 14:01:26 BST

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