* Posts by Jamie Craig

2 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Jul 2010

How von Neumann still controls the desktop

Jamie Craig

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.

Before the iPad, there was the Newton

Jamie Craig

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:


albeit that site is miserably slow.

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