It was thus said that the Great A.R. Duell once stated:
If what you described above is correct, then did
it work? If so, it
Yes, it worked. It still works 100% AFAIK
wasn't such a bad design after all, was it?
If not, then yeah, the design
A bad design can still work.
Case in point: the IBM PC.
And forgoing the choice of CPU , there were still hardware problems
with it (IRQ 7 was lost due to the signal not being buffered, and then
there's the whole problem with not sharing IRQs to begin with ... )
-spc (Still amazed that the PC is the only computer (I know of) that
can't share IRQs ... )
 Given the time frame, contraints, politics and projected life
expentancy of Project Chess, the choice of an 8088 isn't THAT
bad. Not going with CP/M on the other hand ...