Smithsonian gets it wrong

Bill Pechter pechter at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 16:23:02 CST 2005


a.carlini at ntlworld.com wrote:

>Vassilis Prevelakis wrote:
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>>Hello?? The label says its a *MICRO*VAX, and if its a uVAX, then its
>>not a mini.  Also, calling the baby-sized uVAX a mini gives visitors
>>who may have never seen a mini-computer the wrong idea as to what a
>>mini-computer looks like. Sure I'll accept that its *compatible* with
>>a VAX (I'll even ignore the minor business of emulating a small part
>>of the instruction set :-), but is not a VAX.     
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>I'd not call the MicroVAX a mini, but it *is* a VAX. The 
>architecture was subsetted to allow some latitude in
>implementation, but user mode code did not need to
>worry about that: the instructions still worked.
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>A VAX, is a VAX, is a VAX.
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>Antonio
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I'm not sure the 11/725 and 11/730 and MicroVaxI weren't 11/34A's with 
delusions of grandeur.  8-(

Bill






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