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From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Sat Mar 2 17:29:26 2002

On Sat, 2 Mar 2002, John Chris Wren wrote:

> "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.

Well, technically, the Apple-1 could be jumpered to use a 6800 instead of
a 6502.

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