Uncommon: Intel Paragon on iOffer

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Wed Dec 22 19:29:34 CST 2010


On 22 Dec 2010 at 16:25, Fred Cisin wrote:

> On Wed, 22 Dec 2010, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> > Himself BillG even gave it some happy words (but then, what products
> > of Intel didn't he give happy words to?).
> 
> He called the 80286 "brain dead"!
> 
> 
> I remember Gordon Letwin (Microsoft OS/2) describing switching back
> and forth between real and protected mode as being "like having to
> turn off your engine to switch gears on the freeway".

I assume this was before the LOADALL instruction was discovered.  I 
wonder if Letwin's statement was designed to confuse the competition, 
since you"d think that Microsoft would be on the Intel developer 
distribution list...

--Chuck




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