organizing a trip to Cuba

Johnny Billquist bqt at
Wed Jun 24 06:48:38 CDT 2015

On 2015-06-24 13:40, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> On 2015-06-24 08:45, Holm Tiffe wrote:
>> Johnny Billquist wrote:
>>> Well, unless I'm mistaken, when the Russian VAX-11/730 on a chip came,
>>> DEC had already produced the uVAX II, which is also just a chip, but
>>> much faster than an 11/730, so it's not exactly as if the Russians were
>>> outperforming what DEC was doing... Exactly when did this Russian chip
>>> come out, by the way? Curious on exactly how far DEC had come at the
>>> time of that chip. :-)
>>>     Johnny
>>> --
>> That wasn't the question at all Johnny.
>> I wanted to make clear that not all clones are clones.
> It's hard to define exactly what a clone is anyways. But DEC was very
> aware of the fact that the Russians were copying their stuff.
> Just look at the CVAX, when they even put a message in Russian on the
> silicon, for anyone to read, if they actually went down and looked at
> the chip at the gate level... :-)

Just for people who might be amused:

(And it Bob Supnik is reading this, he might be even more amused.)


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