origin of gates quote on 640k memory...

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Tue Jul 11 17:34:39 2000

> I suppose it was possible that IBM chose the Boca Raton project
> over some other (unknown to me) 8080-based project due to the
> requirement you mention. But I don't think they retargeted their
> design from 8080 => 8088.

The IBM System/23 Datamaster was already in production and was based
on the 8085. There are some similarities in the design, suggesting
that the Boca Raton folks were at least partially inspired by it.
Received on Tue Jul 11 2000 - 17:34:39 BST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:32:57 BST