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From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Tue Jul 6 15:14:27 1999

 I wouldn't worry to much. The 8008, unlike the 4004 wasn't
<the first anything. The Fairchild F8 was the first 8 bit.

First the F8 set didn't predate the 8008. It was however the first minimum
chipset part to open the marrket to part list the 3780, 8048 and other
single chips MCUs.

<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.

Not true. It was still being made in the early 80s! I think DEC did
a last time buy in 84 or 85.

Received on Tue Jul 06 1999 - 15:14:27 BST

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