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  • Chris M
    you all just better go to bed right now ... electromechanical parts = ... Of msimonsmail ... Re: New Member - ... equivalent of an 8086 ... them! Anyone ...
    Message 1 of 1 , May 19 8:49 PM
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      you all just better go to bed right now
      --- midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      <evan947@...> wrote:
      > Very powerful computer made of entirely fragile
      electromechanical parts =
      > the Hitchhikers Guide entry for "Earth" :)
      >
      > _____
      >
      > From: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      Of msimonsmail
      > Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2005 11:28 PM
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [midatlanticretro] Sculptural Processor was
      Re: New Member -
      > classic vs. vintage
      >
      >
      > " I think it would be even fun to build the
      equivalent of an 8086
      > using only transistors. It would only take 29,000 of
      them! Anyone
      > interested in building a replica Univac? I know a
      dude who has like
      > 1,000 tubes in his basement. It's a start..."
      >
      > Yes, I thought about this a while back...
      >
      > that is, building a 'modern' processor out of
      transistors and misc
      > components.
      >
      > I envision a big ball of transistors each soldered
      to each other as
      > appropriate...
      >
      > --
      > MS
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > _____
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