a bit of trivia I found interesting

Buddy Brannan davros at ycardz.com
Fri Dec 20 15:10:59 EST 2002

On Fri, Dec 20, 2002 at 02:26:57PM -0500, Alex Snow wrote:
> I guess taht's better than the bns which uses the cp/m processor I've herd.

The things people hear (and worse) say, astounds me. 

There is no such thing as a CP/M processor.

CP/M was an operating system, something like (though not the same as)
DOS. It ran quite a lot of Z80-based machines and was also available
for 8088/8086 processors as well, and gods know what else. It did
quite a lot with 64K. I have a friend who still owns several machines
that run CP/M (including, I believe, at least one with eight-inch
floppy drives). Whether or not the BNS runs CP/M is sort-of irrelevant
though. No reason it isn't, like DOS, a useful tool for certain tasks,
even in our modern massive computing environments. But of course, if
you need more, you'll likely also need more processor. (I don't recall
what Kirk told me the BNS runs on though.) 
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