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To: UriĀ’el-2012
It was a 12-bit microcode Nova emulation built out of TTL in it's hardware. The thing it had was hardware bit block transfer, which meant you could copy graphics across byte boundaries without paying the penalty of unwrapping the bits.

We owned the microcode and it was adapted for whatever higher level language we were running. The best of these were Mesa/Cedar and Pilot/Copilot. Mesa is what Java (language, not script) has finally become. Pilot/Copilot was a world-swap debugger that as far as I know, the likes of which doesn't exist anywhere. Also ran Lisp and Smalltalk as well as B & C.

Good times.

158 posted on 07/23/2012 1:39:40 PM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: Mycroft Holmes
Good times.

Looks like it was good times. ;-)

162 posted on 07/23/2012 2:01:54 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Mycroft Holmes
as well as B & C

Never got to P and L?

Blitter in '73? Sweet. I was laboring with a pair of 4004s. Used them to make music (getting the timing just right) along with some spare klystrons that needed to be tested.

227 posted on 07/24/2012 1:12:04 AM PDT by bIlluminati (290 Reps, 67 Senators, 38 state legislatures - Impeach, convict, amend)
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