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55 votes

What accounted for the cost of ENIAC?

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How was the first assembler for a new home computer platform written?

31 votes

Why didn’t the 1980s micros use MC68010?

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Why did the Z80 with 4-bit ALU out-perform the fully 8-bit Intel 8080?

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What type of interpreter were most 8-bit BASIC implementations?

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What was computer "Fuzzy" logic?

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Largest practical motherboard for early computers

16 votes

Why did Visual Basic use parentheses for both function call and array access?

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Why was OCS low resolution limited to 6 bitplanes?

13 votes

Did Apple really advise customers to lift up and then drop their computers?

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

13 votes

How did Woz write the Apple 1 BASIC before building the computer?

12 votes

What happened to all those Unix workstations in the '90s?

12 votes

Why isn't the approach to lower power CPUs guided by design rather than accident?

11 votes

Why did blanking of screen on C64 SAM enable better quality speech synthesis?

11 votes

Why were chips socketed in early computers?

10 votes

Were the custom chips in the Amiga exploited for their hardware bugs like the ones in the C64 and Atari 8 bit computers were?

10 votes

How powerful was Knuth’s computer?

10 votes

How many gates does each chip in OCS have?

10 votes

What was the last non-monolithic CPU to come to market?

9 votes

Actual resolution of composite video monitors

9 votes

How do old computer emulators work?

9 votes

Why did Commodore not upgrade OCS straightforwardly to 32-bit architecture?

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Why do Early DRAMs (e.g. 4116) have a negative Column Address Set-up Time?

8 votes

Why did MC6809(E) require two-phase clock consisting of two square waves shifted by 90°?

8 votes

Why does MP3 audio decoding overwhelm retro CPU's?

8 votes

Was the design of MS-BASIC for 6502 based on MS-BASIC for 8080?

7 votes

Limiting factor on sprite sizes

7 votes

Commercially available computer with single-step feature?

7 votes

What is a Dumb Terminal?