[Python-Dev] %b format? - 8088 like a PDP-11 I think not...
Eric S. Raymond
Mon, 4 Jun 2001 17:19:08 -0400
Skip Montanaro <email@example.com>:
> Really? I was always under the impression the 4004 was considered the first
> microprocessor. The page below says that and gives a date of 1971 for it.
First sentence is widely believed, but there was an earlier micro called
the Star-8 designed at Burroughs that has been almost completely forgotten.
I only know about it because I worked there in 1980 with one of the
people who designed it.
I think I had a brain fart and it's the Z80 that was descended from
the 6502. I was going by a remark in some old lecture notes. I've
got a copy of the definitive reference on history of computer
architecture and will check.
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