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dirkt
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Why not use fractions instead of floating point?

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Why is EEPROM called ROM if it can be written to?

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Why did 1950s-60s computers have such wide words?

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Why did the PDP-11 include a JMP instruction?

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Fastest 8-bit microprocessor for multiply-accumulate?

38 votes

What did the "programs" that "human computers" executed look like?

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Is there still no "digital version of PCBs and ICs" software that all future emulators can use?

29 votes

68000 and memory access speed

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What "unusual" syntax assembly languages are/were there?

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Could you manually eject a floppy quick enough to prevent data loss?

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Purpose of two disk drives on the Osborne 1

25 votes

Executable ASCII files before x86?

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How did the IBM PC handle multiple physical devices serving memory at the same physical address?

23 votes

Size of the PDP-8

22 votes

How did Apple II BASIC programs protect against listing?

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6510 clock rate of C64: Why was it considerably slower than the 6502 of the Atari 800?

17 votes

How were files transferred between different systems in the late 1980s?

17 votes

What was the first programming language with generics?

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6502 branch offset calculation

16 votes

Did personal computers ever support 8" floppies?

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How did the Commodore PET 80 column display work?

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Did the transmeta processor architecture work by binary translation?

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Why were the SC/MP pointers 12-bit (kinda)?

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How does the Commodore 64 address more than 64 kilobytes of memory?

16 votes

What makes slot 7 of the Apple ][ unique from 1-6 and how was this used?

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Conditional skip instructions of the PDP-8

15 votes

Hardware assisted Graphical User Interface?

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Is this a bug or an allowed Pascal behavior?

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How did the Nova 1200 divide so quickly?

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How are 6502 and 65C02 JMP(abs) processed internally

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