ENIAC programming Was: release dates of early microcomputer operating systems, incl. Intel ISIS

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Thu Sep 17 14:19:25 CDT 2015

    > From Dave 

    > AMD29K isn't "Modern"

Well, compared to the ENIAC it is! :-)

To be serious, the 29K is fully what we now think of as a 'computer'; that's
all I meant by saying it's "modern".

    > If you have to use another external mechanism to arbitrarily change the
    > program, then it's a calculator.....

Alas, if you hold to that, I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree,
because to me, a 29K with only ROM on the I-bus is clearly a 'computer'.


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