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or to have remained stubbornly "quirky" (like the 8-bit PICs.)

I've taken to viewing programming PIC 16-series devices (particularly in assembler) as a form of masochism or aversion therapy.
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to have remained stubbornly "quirky" (like the 8-bit PICs.)

If you code in a high level language like C, the core itself is mostly transparent.


1979 ......SYM-1 with 2k ram (and you think 32K is'nt enough ? You have'nt lived in the fast lane mate)
Sadly, 2k was'nt enough either, 4k was pushing the proverbial uphill, just. So I frankensteined an S-100 16k memory board to the SYM memory interface.
All this with my parents bugging me on why I was wasting my lowly wages on rubbish !


Jan 26, 2013, 05:44 pm Last Edit: Jan 26, 2013, 05:47 pm by focalist Reason: 1

Maybe was 1982, maybe a bit earlier, but was the same beast, I had access to one when I babysat for a programmer.. And then again in 1983 at a weeklong technology camp at the university of Wisconsin... where we also had access to the university Xerox Sigma Six.

Machine language baby!  (lord it was so awful doing just about anything.. I remember a dice rolling program that took me weeks of poring the SYM manuals.. do I get points for the fact that I succeeded, self taught, a year before my first computer class?)
When the testing is complete there will be... cake.


Hey, I still got the boards.
I also bought a second SYM-1 some years later to try out sbc to sbc comms. You're right about learning programming before taking traditional classes. I aced my digital electronics labs at the Airforce training college some years later, and that was on a MicroProfessor.

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