[rescue] A bit of Fun

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Jun 18 10:51:42 CDT 2003

On Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at 04:47 AM, Robert Rose wrote:
>> 1. Worst Machine Architecture
> PC/AT and every PeeCee incarnation ever since.  I'll give IBM credit 
> for the original PC, ugly as it may have been, I was impressed the 
> first time I first touched one in 1983-ish, but I think they had the 
> chance to do so much better with the AT.

   In their defense I must say that most of the shortcomings of the AT 
design were known at the time, but nothing could be done about them 
while still maintaining software compatibility with the PC and XT 
designs. :-(


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

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