[rescue] 68K Mac design philosophy - was Re: newest rescue

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Wed Feb 3 16:47:31 CST 2016

On 2016-02-03 3:33 PM, Nemo wrote:
> On 3 February 2016 at 13:07, Richard <legalize at xmission.com> wrote:
>> In article <CAPFCoitX2OtQ0XpVi7WwzwS0KaRbh5VGYhbUChgOvGMWr+=EpQ at mail.gmail.com>,
>>      John Hudak <jjhudak at gmail.com> writes:
>>> As an addendum to my own post, in comparison to Sun, Apple had used the
>>> 680xx cpus but, in comparison, they were making 'toys'... [...]
>> It also had cooperative multi-tasking.  MacOS didn't get true
>> pre-emptive multi-tasking until OS X, IIRC.
>>From what I remember, the early 68k-based Macs were also hobbled in
> the sense that Jobs demanded that the CPU do everything.  (I heard
> that he wanted to keep the chip-count down and was fanatical about
> simplicity.)  As such, peripheral chips were not introduced until he
> left.

How does that square with the DSP on the NeXT? He had a change of heart?


> N.
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