micros: was Re: [rescue] Bigger Iron at Home (was: SNMP, Baby!)

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Nov 14 14:51:08 CST 2003

On Friday, November 14, 2003, at 03:46 PM, Francisco Javier 
Mesa-Martinez wrote:
>>>  I'm an old Z80-head...I love those processors.
>> Same here. It's been some ten years since I had one running, but I 
>> can still
>> recite most of the Z80 instruction set. I'm sure you'll understand 
>> that this
>> trick makes me the life of any party. ;-)
> You know that being a Z80-head makes Dave almost an intel head,
> unhooooooly! Repent!

   Yeah.  The 8080/8085 was in the days when Intel knew about as much as 
everyone else about processor design.

   The 8080/8085/Z80 was a damn nice architecture for the mid-1970s.  
And x86 was a reasonable, if not great, architecture for the late 1970s.


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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