OT? What 8bit Microprocessors still available new?

From: Cameron Kaiser <spectre_at_floodgap.com>
Date: Thu Feb 19 16:15:15 2004

> > Not many. You may find that only the high-volume distributors have
> > any of the 6502, Z80 or 6809 generation -- and you'd have to buy
> > in *huge* numbers. But having said that, many CPUs are simply not
> > made any more. So, you'd have to go to a specialist in obsolete
> > semiconductors.
> Or just sacrifice an old Apple //e (common as dirt) or C64 (common as
> lint) and use the chips inside.

A C64 might not be as optimal, though, because it has a 6510, not a 6502
(unless you really do want the on-chip I/O port). For common-as-lint
Commodores, if you really must, gutting a *sniffle* VIC-20 may be a better

(Sellam, I haven't forgotten about that disk, honest.)

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