Why blinkenlights ?
bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Tue Mar 20 21:26:54 CDT 2007
Jos Dreesen wrote:
> So why is it then that almost all early micros had them ?
I had Z80 kit around 1983 with keyboard and 7 segment display.
> a 7segment display with keyboard ( as in a H8) is clearly more usable,
> and would have cost nothing more. Or were early eproms (for the monitor
> program) that expensive ?
What monitor program? I think the Altair 8080 came with a 256 byte
ram as main memory. I never did see the original magazines with the
but you now can find some good history about micros on the web to give
you a better idea of why they came with them the blinking lights.
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