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EmilyJane



Back at the beginning of time...


Good stuff!  6800?  8080?  6502?


6800 at first and then mostly 6809 soon after. I really liked the 6809. All those address modes that worked for every instruction. Hated the 8080. You had to keep the fold-up card with all the opcodes with you all the time to check if you could use a particular address mode with a particular instruction. The Z80 was pretty nice.

The 68H16 was probably the cream of that crop. It's a shame it grew out of its DIP shoes. Made it hard to prototype with.

graynomad

Z80 gets my vote. Closely followed by the 68000 in the "aircraft carrier" package.

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Rob
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EmilyJane


Z80 gets my vote. Closely followed by the 68000 in the "aircraft carrier" package.

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Rob


Yes, wasn't that an impressive package? That was a proper microprocessor with external busses and a package you could plug into a breadboard. I had one of those wire-wrap "bed of nails" proto boards that was just a huge XY grid of machined sockets with a 68008 on it.

CrossRoads

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Bobuino's were about same.
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