if you hadn't already known this about the PDP-8

From: Ben Franchuk <bfranchuk_at_jetnet.ab.ca>
Date: Wed Dec 12 18:14:06 2001

Bill McDermith wrote:
> Perhaps today when you can pack arbitrarily large amounts of
> hardware on a chip, memory is (practically) free, we (mostly) all
> have internet connections, disks are gigantic, and computer
> systems are cheap (er, inexpensive), it's hard to understand the
> pdp-8 and contemporary computers... ;-)

But I ask the question is bigger always better? I am the guy who still
uses 640x480 cause this way he can read the screen and the menus at
the same time. I suspect the wheel of computer design will turn again
towards 'smaller' CISC (pdp8-style?) machines as the interconnect
in chips between modules is becoming larger compared to the the gate

Ben Franchuk --- Pre-historic Cpu's -- 
Received on Wed Dec 12 2001 - 18:14:06 GMT

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