[rescue] Some days ....

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Sun Jun 8 15:17:52 CDT 2003

>From: "Geoffrey S. Mendelson" <gsm at mendelson.com>
>To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>Dave McGuire 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.
>That's why it had an 8088. IBM considered a 68000 for it and Motorola wanted
>$10 each.

Think of where the PC architecture would be today if the 68K had been the
proc !!!  we'd be seeing mega high speed Motorola CISC chips today...
(with better IRQ/DMA/etc designs).

-- Curt

>Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com 972-54-608-069
>Do sysadmins count networked sheep?
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Curtis Wilbar
Hawk Mountain Networks
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