Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers (was: OT email response format)

From: Allison <ajp166_at_bellatlantic.net>
Date: Mon Apr 22 07:38:08 2002

6bits was the "byte" size for the PDP-8 (swap acc halves).
9bits was the byte size for the PDP-10, I believe IBM360 and CDC6600
12 bits was link-8, PDP-8 and PDP-12 (likely others).
9/18 the pdp7 (first home of unix).

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner <spc_at_conman.org>
To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Date: Monday, April 22, 2002 12:34 AM
Subject: Re: Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers (was: OT email response format)

>It was thus said that the Great Ben Franchuk once stated:
>> Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner wrote:
>> > As for using non-8 bit byte based CPUs? Not really; I don't think
>> > ever even come across any 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 60 or 66 bit systems
>> > *anywhere* and I'm one of the few programmers I know that's even
*heard* of
>> > such CPUs. Most programmers I suspect are only aware of the x86.
>> What computer systems did you have in mind?
>> 9 bit ????
>> 12 bit ????
> I might have gotten a bit confused there. I know of systems that have
>9 bit characters, and some that have 12 bit address spaces but I'm sure
>if there were indeed, such things as a nine bit or twelve bit computer,
>they'll be mentioned soon enough 8-/
> -spc (But I do want to say the PDP-8 was a 12 bit system for some reason
... )
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