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How von Neumann still controls the desktop

Jamie Craig
WTF?

Two articles for the price of one?

Utterly misleading title on this article - we get a few paragraphs on von Neumann, then he goes off topic onto a how-to-spec-your-business-desktops article!

Combining computing science theory with business advice seemingly doesn't work very well.

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Before the iPad, there was the Newton

Jamie Craig
Coat

Zilog chip

That unknown chip turns out to be a serial communications controller - I think basically apple's usual posh variation on the theme of a UART to handle the localtalk port (and maybe the infra-red too).

The datasheet for it is here:

http://www.icpdf.com/PdfView.asp?id=1525337_425304

albeit that site is miserably slow.

I'll get my too-geeky-to-live coat.

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