The PERQ factor (was: One-upsmanship)

From: R. D. Davis <>
Date: Sat Apr 20 20:20:54 2002

Quothe Peter C. Wallace, from writings of Fri, Apr 19, 2002 at 07:32:59PM -0700:
[quoting Tony Duell]
> > [2] THe most beautiful processor I've seen? The HP9100 one, of course.

> I think the most beautiful processor I've seen is CPU card of the
> Symbolics 3645. The wiring and chip layout are really nice. One thing that

I may be mistaken, but it seems to me that Tony was most likely
talking about the beauty of the engineering of the actual circuitry,
how the CPU (not a board containing a microprocessor, but a board
filled with the circuitry that makes up a CPU from many different ICs
- a true CPU board) was designed, as opposed to the superficial aspect
of a circuit board's appearance.

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