[vcf-midatlantic] Semi-OT: microcontollers (?)

Herb Johnson hjohnson at retrotechnology.info
Thu Jun 29 15:36:44 EDT 2017

I find Evan's responses satisfactory, and reasonable. If he says he 
wasn't opposed to old microcontroller discussions, good; sorry for my 
misunderstanding. And I wasn't out to attack him personally; just 

I think prolonged discussions here of modern tools and architectures, in 
modern context, are to be discouraged. But as they are relevant to 
support vintage computing - RaspPi's emulating, WiFi chips on Commodore 
64's, vintage architectures, etc. - then discussion is useful. I guess 
Evan started that discussion to make that point.

Another discussion group, supports the COSMAC 1802. There's recent 
discussions there, of how USB/serial dongles complicate use of the 1802 
at 2Mhz with a bit-banged (low baud rate, low response) serial 
interface. That discussion won't occur in USB world, or in Windows world 
- they would find such applications inexpiable, foreign. But I don't 
participate in those worlds - too "new".

Thus discussion groups limit their range, for purpose.

Herb Johnson

Herbert R. Johnson, New Jersey in the USA
http://www.retrotechnology.com OR .net

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