Nat Semi ns32k, was Re: Whitechapel Computer Works MG-1

Jon Elson elson at
Mon Dec 1 21:03:53 CST 2014

On 12/01/2014 11:32 AM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
> but my sense
> now, looking back, was that it was one of that wave of machines (the VAX being
> the other notable one) that went down the CISC road just before RISC arrived,
> and showed that CISC was not really the way to go; those systems were all
> dinosaurs.
It was certainly a CISC design, and probably not as clean as 
the VAX architecture
(although the number of addressing options on the VAX may 
have gone off the
deep end also).


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