[vcf-midatlantic] Another T-Shirt Rescue (DEC Alpha)
mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Jan 28 22:36:43 UTC 2022
On January 28, 2022 4:41:31 PM Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> After leaving Amdahl, my father went to a couple of other companies
> including Synopsys, Cadence, and Transitive Technologies (which made
> the original dynamic binary translation software for Apple's PowerPC
> to x86, aka Rosetta, a story for another time).
> Some time in there, he gave me a tshirt he got from who knows where
> that DEC was using to promote the then new Alpha chip. I was so
> excited because I had just read about the Alpha in Byte magazine and
> was in the middle of the study of computer architecture and knew this
> was going to be the next great thing (oh well). I've been wearing it
> up until about a year ago when it had all but become tatters. I never
> did get to play with an Alpha machine, but so it goes...
"Oh well"? Alpha was a very successful architecture. It was never sold in Sears, but it was never meant to.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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