Signetics 8x300 instruction set

From: Brad Parker <>
Date: Fri Dec 3 16:31:02 2004

Tom Jennings wrote:
>(There's also some really bad info out there on the origins
>of "Harvard" architecture, attributed to some stupid hardvard
>vs. princeton microprocessor design thing. Please -- about 40
>years earlier: that asshole Aiken. No one liked him anyways.)

(ok, that made my laugh. pretty hard.)

Aiken. Howard was it?

used to be some big boxes he made in the lobby of one of the builds over
at h-a-r-v-a-r-d...

I think he was quoted as saying something like, "if your ideas are any
good you'll have to jam them down other people's thoats".

I have always like that. And have found it to be largely true. Not
that I have had that many good ideas.

(I know you were joking, I just had to chime in :-)

Next I think we should rag on Danny Hillis and that silly connection
machine. I remember asking, "so, with 64 cpus you run 64 compiles at
one time, right?" and the interviewer said, "no, no ones ever done
that". I walked out shaking my head and didn't take the job.

Received on Fri Dec 03 2004 - 16:31:02 GMT

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