slick bits in computers (WAS: VAXen Rule!)

woodelf bfranchuk at
Wed Aug 9 17:42:16 CDT 2006

Dave McGuire wrote:

>   I like the fact that, from the programmer's perspective, plugging
> boards into a PDP-8 essentially adds device-specific instructions to the
> CPU.  I don't think it's the cleanest or most elegant way of doing
> things, but I like how different (from today's stuff) it is, and I think
> it's clever.

What I liked about the PDP-8/e was how dense it was, for being made
of TTL.

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