[rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.

Bill Bradford rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Jun 14 00:36:38 CDT 2001

On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 11:33:28PM -0500, ward at zilla.nu wrote:
> On another note, does anyone else find it terribly funny that Intel's
> old powerhouse CPU, the i860, is now used as a motherboard chip?  I just
> assumed that it was a case of name reuse, but I've been told otherwise.
> Wow!  I remember loving that chip in both HP's graphics box and on a
> NeXTDimension.  Then the i960, its microcontroller cousin, was popping
> up in printers and copiers everywhere I looked.  Next thing you know,
> I'll find an 88110 in my refrigerator.

My SciAtlanta Explorer 2000 digital cable box is based on a
55Mhz MicroSPARC-II. 8-)

(and the tivo on top of it is PPC..)


Bill Bradford
mrbill at mrbill.net
Austin, TX

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