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From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: Basic Stamp vs Pic processors
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Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 00:22:18 GMT
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Tony Williams wrote:
> > I forgot to mention. The first Forth I ever saw was one
> > written by Chuck Moore running on a Data General Nova 820.
> Was that the one with a 2uS NEXT, in 1970? Ten years
> later I was fiddling about with the 6502 (AIM-65 for any
> BoFs with long memories), which still was only capable
> then of a 35uS NEXT.
Probably. He wrote it when he was at NRAO. I became acquainted with it
when I worked at Steward Observatory. It was pretty easy to do because
the Nova computers had infinite indirect capability. The MSB of an
address indicated whether the address was to be used as a direct address
or an indirect address.
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org
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