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goosey at virgo.sdc.org
Thu Sep 16 15:17:53 EDT 2010
On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 06:23:37PM -0500, john dumas wrote:
> On 9/15/2010 5:15 AM, Willard Goosey wrote:
> True. I was MOTs circuit design engr for the VDG. Memory is dim now
> but, I believe that the first expected customer was a game company
> that bowed out before production of the chip.
Heh, their loss. I think the VDG was a very impressive chip, and that
the lack of hardware sprites was a feature, not a bug. Sprite-based
video controllers are a pain in the butt if you're trying to do
anything but a video game.
> >documentation about the 6809, I feel that their engineers hoped to
> >take over the entire world with it. Therefore, I kind of doubt that
> Amen to that!!! Terry and Joel (and many others) thought that the 09 would
> be the best 8 bitter ever seen...........It was........
Their love of the 09 comes through even in dry technical docs like the
old Data Books.
I don't think you'll get any argument on this list that the 6809 is
the best 8-bit CPU ever made.
Willard Goosey goosey at sdc.org
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