INS8073 (was Re: HERO1 For sale...)
dkelvey at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 12 00:28:56 CDT 2008
> From: eric at brouhaha.com
> Scanning wrote:
>> Is the INS8073 the one that has a Tiny BASIC built-in or runs out of a ROM ?
>> Is it a Tom Pittman type Tiny BASIC ? Thanks.
> How does one tell?
> It's in 2.5KB of ROM, so it's definitely a tinier BASIC than in the
> competing Intel 8051AH-BASIC and Zilog Z8671, both of which had 4KB of ROM.
> National called it "NIBL BASIC", although it is unclear how closely
> related the 8073 version is to their NIBL BASIC for the SC/MP, SC/MP II,
> or 8080.
Why does everyone always assume that Tiny BASIC was Tom Pittman's.
Palo Alto TB was the primary one used on Intel processors. This
was not even similar in coding style. The instructions were the same
because they were both basic BASIC.
As I recall, Tom did the 6800 and then the 6502.
I think the fellows name for Palo Alto TB was Chang.
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