[rescue] A bit of Fun

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Jun 17 13:13:40 CDT 2003

On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 2:08PM -0500, Robert Novak wrote:
> 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?

  Well, when it came out, nobody liked the segmented addressing 
crap...but aside from that (which was a big deal) it wasn't too bad.

   For 1978, that is.


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