Re: Introduction

From: Marko Mäkelä <>
Date: Sun, 9 Jun 2013 13:53:37 +0300
Message-ID: <20130609105337.GA5147@x220>
On Sun, Jun 09, 2013 at 08:10:37AM +0200, wrote:
>LOL  ;)   just playing xbill ;)

I take you mean
which I played in 1997 or so :-)

>A 6809 is not so bad :)  it could be worse .... a Z80 or a 8080...

Sorry for obeying Godwin's law prematurely, but I cannot resist. Once I 
heard a somewhat fitting joke from an Austrian, saying that the 
Austrians are trying to make everyone believe that Mozart was Austrian 
and Hitler was German (while the opposite is true).

How does it apply here? Well, I guess that the dislike of the 8086 among 
some 6502 enthusiasts could come from the dislike of CP/M and MS-DOS, 
believing that Commodore computers are free of any Microsoft influence.  
It was somewhat of a schock for me when I learned that CBM BASIC was in 
fact a Microsoft product.

That said, I like the 6502, 6800 and 6809 while I find the x86 somewhat 
awkward. For example, on the x86, I find that the C flag behaves in an 
illogical way in subtractions.

Best regards,


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