4004/8008 (was Re: Forgotten PC History)
ethan.dicks at usap.gov
Mon Aug 11 14:54:05 CDT 2008
On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 10:23:58AM -0600, Richard wrote:
> In article <20080811085639.GB11609 at usap.gov>,
> Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at usap.gov> writes:
> > Hmm... I happen to have a couple of 4004 chips (one pulled from a
> > non-UPC barcode scanner, the other from a commercial kitchen scale),
> > and I've long fantasized about building some showcase 4004 circuit,
> > probably a digital clock.
> Wouldn't a terminal or calculator be the canonical circuit for which
> the 4004 was designed?
Probably, but I was thinking small to begin with. A 4004-based terminal
would be neat, but far from simple, especially if it was meant to be
anything more than a glass TTY.
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