[rescue] Some days ....

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Tue Jun 17 19:39:38 CDT 2003

On Sun, 8 Jun 2003, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. 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).

And we'd be seeing NetBSD running compatible Linux code on HP 300's, Sun
3's, etc.

Peace...  Sridhar

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