Speaking of 6502s, was Re: 70's micros still available - was 1802 problems
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at blazenet.net
Tue Jan 3 15:22:50 CST 2006
On Tuesday 03 January 2006 04:10 pm, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> 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.
It'd sure have been nice if the 68k made its way into the pc, too, instead
of the 80xxx, which I've never been all that fond of at the hardware
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