[Coco] CoCo 3 MMU test for all

J.P. Samson jps.subscriptions at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 05:11:19 EST 2008

On Jan 21, 2008, at 3:01 AM, Mark Marlette wrote:
> Or when dealing with hardware in general, or the MMU, use hex.
> The pros use hex, it goes without saying that of course we can  
> convert. If I spoke decimal when talking technical I bet I would get  
> laughed out of a few cubes, IMHO. ;)

I can't resist pointing out that the first "computers" used decimal,  
not hex.  If you've ever taken a look at Babbage's Difference Engines,  
you'll see that all the processing happens in base 10, albeit in a  
mechanical rather than electronic fashion.  The basic algorithms for  
doing calculations are essentially the same as in a digital circuit,  
but you can actually watch things happen step-by-step as the cogs  
slowly spin around.  It's pretty neat.

-- JP

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