Speaking of 6502s, was Re: 70's micros still available - was 1802 problems

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
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. 

Cheers,
Chuck





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