On Aug 16, 2013, at 7:01 PM, "Dan
Gahlinger"<dgahling at hotmail.com> wrote:
I remember at the end or near the end of the
commodore-64 era,around the time that Transactor Magazine died,
there were discussions about "trans-puters" and this lasted a while, but not
Even shorter (perhaps a month or 3) was "trans-networking"
Now, googling for any of these things comes up with nothing.
Does anyone have any recollection of this stuff, or has it really died out that much?
My snarky answer is "Jack Tramiel happened to transputers."
Actually that's a good question. I read an article not too long ago suggesting that
the complicated design of a transputer was just pushed aside by the sheer brute force of
The Transputer was actually a very simple and elegant design -- and very
fast for its time. Not sure that the x86 family can claim the same.