Feelings about vintage systems
chrism3667 at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 24 17:00:42 CDT 2006
--- Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at gmail.com> wrote:
> If you attempt a read larger than 8-bits on an
> odd-boundary, the 68000
> traps. Not the same as a halt - you are free to
> install a trap
> handler, but in practice, machines like the Amiga
> just went through an
> error dump (Guru Meditation) when low-value CPU
> traps triggered.
Like a blue screen?
> I frequently wonder how history would have changed
> if they'd gone with
> the 68000 in Boca Raton. ISTR it was more of a cost
> issue than
> anything else.
I thought there were issues with the 68k in the early
stages. Remember, IBM did build a puter based on it,
some time later albeit, that monstrous lab computer
thing. O man what I wouldn't do for one though...
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