What's the rarest or most unusual computer-related item do you own? [Tek 4132]

allison ajp166 at verizon.net
Sun Jan 15 13:05:04 CST 2017

On 01/15/2017 11:23 AM, Al Kossow wrote:
> On 1/14/17 7:20 PM, allison wrote:
>> If the 32016 had a second generation
> It had several generations. The 32532 saw some use in laser printers.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NS320xx
I know but effectively they have been few and limited, and long
overdue.  68K and 80186 and 286 were
more widely accepted till the MIPS V ARM era.  NSC was not known for
CPUs as a widely accepted
source as they tended to be either odd like the SC/MP series or sole
source (NSC800).    They
were good ideas people but the designs they cooked were not that great. 
If they had been
allowed to do the PDP-11 or VAX architecture which was the original plan

The 80s had cooked out a lot of very  interesting CPUs but many of the
sources were not dominant,
sole sourced  or too obscure.


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