More eBay fun

From: John Chris Wren <>
Date: Sat Mar 2 05:48:13 2002

        "For S-100 bus. In new condition (never used). Contains a 6800
microprocessor (shades of the old Apple!). There were not very many of these
sold. The concept was to have both a 8080 CPU board and a 6800 (presumably
much more powerful) in the same computer, both using the same address lines
and clock. Switching between the two was done through a software call. "

        Say what? Apple? 6800? "much more powerful"? On my planet, history went
a little differently. The Allies won WWII, Nixon was president, Apples had
6502s, and by the time this card was manufactured, the 8080 had a good deal
more throughput.

Received on Sat Mar 02 2002 - 05:48:13 GMT

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