Microsoft open sources GWBASIC

Sean Conner spc at
Sat May 23 17:58:47 CDT 2020

It was thus said that the Great Noel Chiappa via cctalk once stated:
> "The [8008] was commissioned by Computer Terminal Corporation (CTC) to
> implement an instruction set of their design for their Datapoint 2200
> programmable terminal. As the chip was delayed and did not meet CTC's
> performance goals, the 2200 ended up using CTC's own TTL-based CPU instead."
> The 8008 was started before the 4004, but wound up coming out after it. (See
> Lamont Wood, "Datapoint", pg. 73.) This is confirmed by its original name,
> 1201 - the 4004 was going to be named the 1202, until Faggin convinced
> Intel to name it the 4004.

  I found this Youtube video

about the register set of the 4004, 8008, 8080, Z80, 8086 (and so on) to be
interesting.  I don't think it's 100% accurate, but it gives (in my opinion)
a decent overview of the history of the x86 register set.


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