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Tom-Allen

For all you Arduino users, I envy you!  I am very old and totally fascinated with Arduino technology and you users.  You guys do amazing things.  I can barely plug in a wall socket, but you guys are world-changers to me.   Congratulations for using this wonderful technology.  Lead on!
Tom

larryd

Quite a few of us are well into our 60s and 70s.

No technical PMs.
The last thing you did is where you should start looking.

ballscrewbob

60+ here too !

They say you cannot teach an old dog new tricks, but I learn on here every day.

It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

NavyVet1959

There's a few of us old farts around.  The various Arduino processors are probably faster than what a lot of us got our start on many decades ago.  Remember the Intel 8080?  It was a 2 MHz processor and the original IBM PC was a 4.77 MHz.

ChrisTenone

I think the average age here is seventy.
What, I need to say something else too?

NavyVet1959

I think the average age here is seventy.
And for some of us, when we are asked our age, we respond with, "What year is it?  OK, hold on while I get out my calculator..."

"Youth is wasted on the young..."

Robin2

Well my birth certificate would lead you to believe I am 66 but really I am somewhere between 16 and 26

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

AWOL

Remember the Intel 8080?  It was a 2 MHz processor
Well, it had a 2MHz clock, but very few (if any? I don't remember) instructions were single cycle, so the actual instruction rate was much lower than 2MHz.
"Pete, it's a fool (who) looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart." Ulysses Everett McGill.
Do not send technical questions via personal messaging - they will be ignored.
I speak for myself, not Arduino.

NavyVet1959

Well, it had a 2MHz clock, but very few (if any? I don't remember) instructions were single cycle, so the actual instruction rate was much lower than 2MHz.
Yep, the MIPS were pretty low on that one... :)  More like sub-MIPS...

That was also back in the CISC (vs RISC) days.  I think the first RISC based processor I ever dealt with was the IBM RT.  Compared to what we had before that, it sure was a screamer.  An interesting note about that... When we got the box and stared to load the O/S on it, the O/S came on a rather large number of floppy discs.  I think they were the 1.2M discs.  Of course, I'm also old enough that I can remember systems that had 8" floppy drives and we considered that such a major advancement from the punch cards that we had had to deal with before then.


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