[rescue] VAX CPU Board on ebay

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Jan 26 16:54:54 CST 2003

On Sunday, January 26, 2003, at 05:58 AM, Michael Schiller wrote:
> I have (or possibly it's had by now) an issue of S-100 Microcomputing 
> that had an article about the soon to be released IBM-PC, and one of 
> the predictions in that article were that the machine would fail 
> miserably in the marketplace specifically because the CPU was on the 
> motherboard, and therefore not easily upgradable! Back then on the 
> S-100 buss machines the mobo was what might now be called a 
> daughterboard, it simply had a connection for the power supply, and a 
> bunch of S-100 card slots on it. You want an 8080 CPU, you get an 
> S-100 card with one. You want a 6800 CPU, you get a card with that CPU 
> on it, etc. etc.

   The motherboards was what would now (and is commonly) called a 
backplane, you mean.  There's nothing "daughter" about it.


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