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Re: [midatlanticretro] IMSAI chase the lights - revised.

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  • Jeffrey Brace
    This is a lot of fun to see this conversation. I m learning a little about how to use the IMSAI. I started learning assembly on the Commodore 64, so the basic
    Message 1 of 40 , May 17, 2010
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      This is a lot of fun to see this conversation. I'm learning a little about how to use the IMSAI. I started learning assembly on the Commodore 64, so the basic ideas are the same. I like to use my Texas Instruments hand calculator to convert between different number systems.
       
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      > No offense, but any monkey can be taught to flip switches (just ask the Mercury astronauts). :-) It's better if you have a basic understanding of the commands and what they do. That's why I included the assembler commands and comments.

      None taken! I'm a firm believer in knowing long division, not just how
      to use calculators; same with drafting vs. knowing AutoCAD; etc.

      I was asking if there's any current benefit (vs. just confusion) to ME
      needing to know the operands.

      It might be better for me to get some more practice switch-flipping and
      fill in some of the "why" later.

      Sorry to be hypocritical about it. :)

    • Jeffrey Brace
      This is a lot of fun to see this conversation. I m learning a little about how to use the IMSAI. I started learning assembly on the Commodore 64, so the basic
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        This is a lot of fun to see this conversation. I'm learning a little about how to use the IMSAI. I started learning assembly on the Commodore 64, so the basic ideas are the same. I like to use my Texas Instruments hand calculator to convert between different number systems.
         
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        Sent: Monday, May 17, 2010 10:32 AM
        Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] IMSAI chase the lights - revised.

         


        > No offense, but any monkey can be taught to flip switches (just ask the Mercury astronauts). :-) It's better if you have a basic understanding of the commands and what they do. That's why I included the assembler commands and comments.

        None taken! I'm a firm believer in knowing long division, not just how
        to use calculators; same with drafting vs. knowing AutoCAD; etc.

        I was asking if there's any current benefit (vs. just confusion) to ME
        needing to know the operands.

        It might be better for me to get some more practice switch-flipping and
        fill in some of the "why" later.

        Sorry to be hypocritical about it. :)

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