[vcf-midatlantic] Working on a historical microprocessor exhibt

Tony Bogan thebogans at mac.com
Wed Feb 12 17:57:36 EST 2020

Neil, VCF owns a 6501 in the original packaging with documents etc. it is currently on display in the museum (behind a locked glass door)

I cannot attach photos to this list but there are some close ups of VCFs actual 6501 on the Facebook page.


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> On Feb 12, 2020, at 5:26 PM, Neil Cherry <ncherry at linuxha.com> wrote:
> Tony, you just reminded me ...
> A hugely important processor in the history of processors the 6501. It's really too bad
> you won't get one to display and if you do it needs to be guarded.
> 6800 ($300+ as I recall) -> 6501 (sued into oblivion by Motorola) -> 6502
> (for less than $30). Remmeber $300 is was more than I made in a week in 1980
> (35 hours). So jump that back to 1975, that's quite a bit of money for just the
> CPU.
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