Speaking of 6502s, was Re: 70's micros still available - was 1802 problems
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Tue Jan 3 15:10:54 CST 2006
On 1/3/2006 at 3:05 PM Scott Stevens wrote:
>It's my understanding from reading Apple History that the
>superior 6800 was the first choice, but it was much easier to get
>ahold of the cheaper 6502 part. Motorola was a big powerful
>conglomerate. MOS Technologies was a hungry newer firm.
>Personally, I would certainly rather have had the Apple product
>line based on the 6800. But my bias is showing.
Maybe not--how many lanugages were implemented on the 6502, as contrasted
with the x80? Was there ever a 6502 COBOL, FORTRAN or PL/I? (I honestly
don't know, but I suspect that FORTRAN may have existed). The picture
might have been quite different, given the 6800 architecture.
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