Rod Coleman's personal history of founding, building & running SAGE

emanuel stiebler emu at
Mon Jan 4 08:35:46 CST 2021

On 2021-01-03 19:08, Liam Proven via cctalk wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Jan 2021 at 03:53, Boris Gimbarzevsky <boris at> wrote:
>>  Ran into 68000 processor for
>> first time in 1986 when my father bought a 512 K
>> Mac and couldn't believe performance of this CPU
> It is odd. I had read of it, of course, but for me the revelation was
> getting an Acorn Archimedes in 1989, with an 8MHz ARM2, and seeing it
> blast past benchmarks of ~8MHz 68K machines such as the Amiga 500 or
> Atari 512 ST. It was about 4x faster, I believe.

I guess we have to be careful, comparing machines & CPUs.
68000 came out as a CPU in 1980/1981 (available on the market (?))

You're comparing it to a ARM2 machine of 1987, where Motorola had the
newer 68020, and 68030 by than ...

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