No I’ve not lost the plot, this was actually the headline from Electronics back in August 1985!
Recently my father was clearing out his loft at home and came across a couple of bagfuls of “rubbish” (garbage) which was full of various memorabilia from my degree days. Among the various artefacts, to my great surprise, I came across a photocopy of this article.
For those of you, like me, who were involved in electronics at that time, it’s a real trip down memory lane. Some of the notable snippets are:
Acorn’s ARM chip (for Acorn RISC machine)…
The ARM chip packs 25,000 transistors onto a small 50-mm² chip
The chip is about twice as fast as a VAX-11/780
Limited samples of the board [containing the ARM] are available for about $2000
For all those feeling nostalgic I have attached the original article for your enjoyment.
However, I’m guessing there is a whole swath of you who weren’t even born; they were the days and you don’t know how lucky you are, etc. (and all the other things old people say…)
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