[vcf-midatlantic] the binary programmer cartoon

Bob Flanders bob.flanders at gmail.com
Wed Aug 9 08:45:14 EDT 2017

To really make a computer from scratch, you must first create a universe.

Thanks, Carl.


On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 8:02 AM, Alan Hightower via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> On 2017-08-09 06:17, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> > 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!
> -Alan

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