[LMB] OT: sort-of -- Internet/computer access for the poor
paal at gis.net
Sat Sep 24 18:59:40 BST 2011
The Motorola 68000 chip was essentially a single chip implementation of the
From: fred smith
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: sort-of -- Internet/computer access for the poor
On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 12:16:47PM -0600, William A Wenrich wrote:
> Paula Lieberman wrote:
> It wasn't making the profits it wanted (HP with the tablet disaster,
> rocketed HP into a bottom of the barrel for outstanding incompetence in
> marketing with AT&T, Wang, Honeywell, Morrow, Commodore, etc. in the
> computer industry. <snip>
> Don't forget Digital/DEC in your list. Before the IBM PC, before the MAC,
> even before the Apple Lisa, DEC had the LSI-11 chip set that ran the
> operating system. With some slight tweaks (say change PIP to copy), they
> could have repackaged it for consumer use. It was far more powerful than
> Intel 8086 chipset. However, the LSI-11 was only built as a rack mount.
> Management refused to put it in a commercial case because, "DEC doesn't
> toy computers."
That's where I learned assembly language first! man, was I spoiled.
what a great, easy to use assembly language. I can't bear to even
look at the disgusting excuse for assembly that PCs use.
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