long term computers

From: Ronald Wayne <appleto_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 15:04:12 +0000

On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 12:49:19 -0500, Mike <kenziem_at_sympatico.ca> wrote:
> http://d116.com/spud/
> this one was referened on the theregister recently

Ah yes, somebody was showing me rfPICs last year. Just imagine a
wireless webserver the size of a match head. :)

I remember thinking at the time, 'how does this thing compare to an
Apple II?' Of course the guy showing it to me didn't have the
slightest idea because he didn't know what a 6502 was.

So perhaps I should ask here: how would your typical 2005 vintage PIC
compare to a early-1980's vintage 8-bit microprocessor? From what
little I could gather the interface with the outside world is terribly
limited (something like four lines on the chip I was looking at, one
of which was special purpose) but that is slightly negated by the
thing having an, albeit miniscule, amount of memory on chip.
Received on Sat Feb 26 2005 - 15:04:23 GMT

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