[rescue] A bit of Fun

Eric Dittman dittman at dittman.net
Tue Jun 17 13:11:18 CDT 2003

> I do wonder if people really think the x86 architecture was such sh!t at
> the point of initial deployment. I'm not talking about Pentium 4-HT. I'm
> talking 8086. How much better could it have handled 640KB and a 5 megabyte
> hard drive?

I remember at the time that the 8086 design wasn't
that great, considering some of the other CPUs that
were available at the time.

I also though the whole original IBM PC was a
really screwed-up design, considering what other
companies had available.
Eric Dittman
dittman at dittman.net

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