TI 990 architecture / was Re: TI-99/4A Floppies
hilpert at cs.ubc.ca
Wed Oct 3 14:56:06 CDT 2007
Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 3 Oct 2007 at 10:13, Peter C. Wallace wrote:
> > I think I chose the 9900 based on the Osborne book, it had the shortest
> > benchmark program...
> This overly-simple benchmark with varying assumptions is one of the
> biggest weaknesses of Volume II of the Osborne books. Perhaps a
> But even with its weaknesses, the "Introduction to Microcomputers"
> set was a valuable resource when there was little software and no MPU
> was yet dominant.
I love that book, for it's overview of lesser known microprocs and being a
period snapshot of the state-of-the-art. I still find it a useful
technical reference for a lot of chips for which data is hard to come by.
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