The value of assembler language programmers [was RE: Algol vs Fortran was RE: VHDL vs Verilog]

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at
Wed Feb 10 15:36:47 CST 2010

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 2:39 PM, Ian King <IanK at> wrote:
>> Ian King wrote:
>> > Think about it, if Ken Olsen hadn't been so dismissive of the idea of
>> a Personal Computer, we might have had J11-based desktops...
>> We had. Pro380 ;-)
> No, I mean ones that people actually bought.

Remember David Sarnoff's comment, "I think there is a world market for
maybe five computers"?  Perhaps he was just prescient about the
Pro380.  ;-)

(Who has one.  Are the other four owners already on this list?)

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