[Python-Dev] %b format? - 8088 like a PDP-11 I think not...
firstname.lastname@example.org (Skip Montanaro)
Mon, 4 Jun 2001 20:16:00 -0500
Eric> 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.
Eric> First sentence is widely believed, but there was an earlier micro
Eric> called the Star-8 designed at Burroughs that has been almost
Eric> completely forgotten.
There was also a GE-8 (I think that was the name) developed at GE's R&D
Center in the early 1970's timeframe - long before my time there. It was
apparently very competitive with the other microprocessors produced about
that time but never saw the light of day. I suspect that was at least due
in part to the fact that GE built mainframes back then.