newbie building a scratch-built computer

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Wed Aug 1 19:35:42 CDT 2007

On Aug 1, 2007, at 7:57 PM, Ensor wrote:
>  > That sort of thing tends to not have very much use in today's job
>  >market, unfortunately.
> As an assembly language programmer of some 29 years experience (not  
> to mention some 31 years experience of electronics....I started  
> young) I agree with that in spades!
> The last time I had a job as an assembly language programmer was 16  
> years ago, and even then those types of jobs were damn thin on the  
> ground (now they're non-existant)

   Guess I'd better quit my job, then!

   If you want to work in a world where assembly language programming  
and optimizing for every single byte of code or memory utilization  
still counts, get into the embedded systems world.

   A lot of (clueless) companies want their embedded code written in  
Java or C++ or such foolishness, but really, if they're really that  
stupid, you don't want to work for them anyway.


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL
Farewell Ophelia, 9/22/1991 - 7/25/2007

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