It's Terminal Week on RetroBattlestationst

tony duell ard at
Tue Aug 30 09:58:57 CDT 2016

> In fact if it weren't for a terminal company, Intel wouldn't have designed
>  the 8008 microprocessor, the grandfather of the x86!

> Interesting.  I thought it started with the 4004, which was created as the
> engine of a desktop calculator.

It did.. But being a cross between tongue-in-cheek and pedantic,
the lineage could be considered to be : 

4004/4040 -> 8008 -> 8080 -> 8086.

Taking it like that, the 8008 is the grandfather of the 8086, the
4004 is the great-grandfather.


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