Snopes on Ken Olsen

From: Michael Sokolov <msokolov_at_ivan.Harhan.ORG>
Date: Wed Sep 22 01:42:58 2004

Tom Jennings <> wrote:

> > Soviet BK0010,
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ----> COOL! :-)

Are you familiar with it? I never thought its very existence was known
anywhere outside the former USSR! I mean it wasn't secret or anything,
just something I can't imagine anyone else knowing about (USSR wasn't
exactly a computer exporter :-). Well, OK, there was some Eastern Bloc
computer technology that was significant enough to be at least known
in the West (Robotron for example), but I can't imagine something as
little as BK0010 being known anywhere in the West.

Its CPU chip, K1801VM1, was really cool though: it was a complete
single-chip implementation of an LSI-11 CPU with Q-bus on its pins.
DEC never had that.

Received on Wed Sep 22 2004 - 01:42:58 BST

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