Building a better "old" computer

From: Ernest <>
Date: Sat Jun 24 23:56:54 2000

Based on what the current computer industry knows about building computers,
would it be possible to build a better Z80 based computer today, using the
same chips that the builders in, say, 1979 had available?

I heard someone say that the manufacturers did the best they could with what
they had to work with "back then," and I started to wonder if we could do it
better today. Has our understanding of how it all works improved enough to
do it better now, using the same chips, etc.?

Just curious,

Received on Sat Jun 24 2000 - 23:56:54 BST

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