[vcf-midatlantic] the binary programmer cartoon

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Wed Aug 9 08:04:07 EDT 2017


>> LOL ... learning the fundamentals of the HP-1000 and PDP-8 front 
>> panels, and starting to learn assembly, has been a real eye-opener for 
>> me. Mostly it's confirmed my existing belief that you guys are all 
>> very smart and/or very crazy. :)
> For your next stupid human trick.. err I mean eye opener, you need to 
> design your own CPU at a register transfer level out of either standard 
> logic families (74xx/4xxx) or discrete transistors like Eric.  Then 
> after that you need to build your own transistor from raw Earth 
> materials.  Then we can let you into the super secret engineering 
> rooms... where things REALLY get crazy!

I'll get right on that.



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