Re: interesting take on Olsen's "no reason for any individual tohave acomputer in his home"
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 22:00:16 +0800
Nigel Barker <email@example.com> writes:
> On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 10:39:10 -0700, Dan O'Reilly <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>Not only that, but DEC couldn't make 780's fast enough! I'm a car
>>guy, and I liken the 11/780 to the Mustang in 1964 - there was a
>>market looking for a product, and both the 780 and the Mustang were
>>that product. Plus, it was a heckuva lot cheaper than any mainframe
> The amazing thing looking back is that for five years the 780 was
> the fastest machine that Digital sold. Contrast that with today's
> systems that get a clock speed increase every few months. Of course
> when the 785 was shipped it was 50% faster than the 780 at a
> whopping 7.5MHz!
You are not serious I hope! An 11/70 with MOS would whop a 780
somthing cruel, and a KL-10E likwise in the later part of the 780/785
life. In fact, a KL if it had been able to have more memory would
match or exceed a 8650.
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