4004/8008 (was Re: Forgotten PC History)

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at usap.gov
Mon Aug 11 14:52:08 CDT 2008

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 10:23:55AM -0400, Paul Koning wrote:
> >>>>> "Ethan" == Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at usap.gov> writes:
>  Ethan> Hmm... I happen to have a couple of 4004 chips (one pulled
>  Ethan> from a non-UPC barcode scanner, the other from a commercial
>  Ethan> kitchen scale), and I've long fantasized about building some
>  Ethan> showcase 4004 circuit, probably a digital clock.
> Or you could do like a classmate of mine did in 1973-1974 and build a
> PC.  Not easy, though; I remember a large wire-wrap board with over
> 100 chips on it.

I think that's much too ambitious for me.  If I can't make a simple digital
clock, I doubt I could make a full-on computer.


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