[rescue] Some days ....

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Jun 8 14:34:35 CDT 2003

On Sunday, June 8, 2003, at 03:03 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>>    I think they did a very good job for a cheap "throwaway" design
>> done by junior engineers.  The production cost of the PC was almost
>> nothing; there are exactly *zero* components on the original PC
>> motherboard design that were more than a few dollars apiece.
> Except, of course, those Intel CPUs and the RAM chips were more than a
> few dollars (back then ;^)

   No they weren't.  The 8088 was maybe twenty bucks even in single-unit 
quantities, and 4116s weren't all that expensive because their volume 
was high due to widespread use in other designs.


Dave McGuire             "I've grown hair again, just
St. Petersburg, FL           for the occasion."       -Doc Shipley

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