[BBC-Micro] 'BASIC 512K'
jules.richardson99 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 03:04:47 GMT 2010
Jonathan Graham Harston wrote:
> Message-ID: <4B783060.8070509 at gmail.com>
> Jules Richardson wrote:
>> What puzzles me is why they didn't go m68k - everyone else was around that
> The m68k wasn't available enough at the time Acorn were looking
> around. This was at least a year before things like the Amiga and
> Atari ST were being designed.
Hmm, were there distribution problems? I didn't think the m68k was
significantly later than the ns32k, and both were certainly late 70s. Both
should have been readily available by the time the Acorn 32016 was thought up
The Torch Neptune m68k boards that I have photos of here with me seem to
actually be a year earlier than my 32016 "small" copros (both 1984 parts). I
suspect that the Neptune boards existed in similar quantities to "small" Acorn
Maybe there was something funny went on - Motorola not able to make a promise
to Acorn regarding supply (at a fixed cost), or something, and so they were
forced to go with the Natsemi part?
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