E-bay stupidity! was Re: height of folly

From: Dwight Elvey <elvey_at_hal.com>
Date: Tue Jul 6 15:28:54 1999

allisonp_at_world.std.com (Allison J Parent) wrote:
> 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 think you are refering to the single chip F8 ( 3780 ). The
two chip F8 was considered the first 8 bit micro when I
worked at Intel. I don't think history has changed much
since then.

> <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.

I meant, new designs. Intel was using the 4040 series
parts themselves until about '85 but the part was still long
obsolete and not used in new designs.
Received on Tue Jul 06 1999 - 15:28:54 BST

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