ot? Simulate something....

Ron Hudson ron.hudson at sbcglobal.net
Mon Mar 7 21:24:46 CST 2005


On Mar 7, 2005, at 5:32 PM, Tom Jennings wrote:

> On Mon, 7 Mar 2005, Ron Hudson wrote:
>
>> I am beginning to write a simulator for a "microcomputer", it will 
>> feature a
>> curses (terminal) front panel. it will be a 12 bit machine. You will 
>> be able to
>> issue commands to the simulator without stopping the program (for 
>> mounting
>> virtual paper tapes, printing to files etc)
>
> Cool! If you haven't, check out Donald Knuth's fictional MIX
> computer.  It's a mishmash of a bunch of "contemporary" (1970s)
> architectures. The cool thing about is there is SOFTWARE written
> for it, even though it never physically existed.
>
> There was no physical representation, if you were to make one,
> it would add to the coolness of it.

Cool is it 12 bit, best expressed as 3 hex digits?




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