[rescue] The good old days really were

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 10 11:23:22 CDT 2013

The good CP/M machines ran 4 MHz CPUs in the late '70s, and current multi-core
CPUs knocking on 4 GHz, clocks are easily 1,000 faster. Of course, factor in
multi-core and multi-byte word length, and compensate for the vast increase in
work done per clock cycle and I think a claim of 'million times faster' is
about right.

Of course, most mainstream 'PC' CPUs prior to the debut of the IBM PC were
slower than 4 MHz...


On Jun 10, 2013, at 7:28 AM, microcode at zoho.com wrote:

> And then they have a way to
> understand what it must have been like writing code with almost no memory
> and and CPUs thousands (millions?) times slower.

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