classiccmp-digest V1 #833

From: Dave McGuire <>
Date: Tue Jan 15 00:20:49 2002

On January 15, R. D. Davis wrote:
> Eh? Rare? Not from what I've seen. Quite a few of the old Sun
> workstations used the 68010 as the CPU, for example, and I've seen
> 80186 chips used as CPUs used in many devices (not necessarily
> computers per se, but used in various computer boards and terminal
> servers, etc.). Of course, perhaps we should just let the chip
> collectors think that they're rare, and perhaps they'll just be
> content with collecting a few of them and leaving the rest alone to
> function in working equipment. :-)

  Indeed, 80186 chips can be found even on relatively recent Seagate
SCSI hard drives.


Dave McGuire
St. Petersburg, FL         "Less talk.  More synthohol." --Lt. Worf
Received on Tue Jan 15 2002 - 00:20:49 GMT

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