Subject: Re: Slightly Off-Topic...
To: Dave McGuire <email@example.com>
From: Vance Dereksen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/25/2001 19:08:11
What year did the 78032 VAX come out?
On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On June 25, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> > > Intel hasn't produced a decent design since the 8085, but the people
> > You call the 8085 "decent"?!?!?!? It wasn't even close to decent!!!
> > They've all been hacks ever since the 4004!
> Ahh, good flame bait. ;) I'll just say this: I like the 8085.
> > I think *every* other microprocessor design ever done (except maybe the
> > silly little 6502 that I so dearly loved) was better than anything Intel
> Good lord, the 6502? I actually like to have some REGISTERS in my
> processors, thank you. ;)
> > ever came up with. Of course I liked the RCA1802 once I figured it out,
> > so what do I know! ;-)
> Yes, the 1802 is very interesting, isn't it?
> > Now if Western Electric were still building real CPUs they might even
> > have given the Alpha a run for its money.... Before WE32000's made it
> > onto a single die though the National Semi CPUs were the most awsome!
> Yes, but those were some WEIRD designs.
> > Of course they all paid homage back to the VAX....
> ...which is newer than most of the processors that we discussed
> above, strangely enough.
> -Dave McGuire