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 Definition The instruction set architecture for the Intel 8086 and 8088 chips, 16-bit microprocessors first produced in 1978. [d] [e]
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It would be helpful to find a photograph of the original IBM personal computer.
We could use a link to some kind of outside reference explaining more about "IBM compatibility"

please do not delete

Those of us working on computers will eventually fill this out more. Things are already beginning to link here. Anyone who'd like is welcome to continue working on this article!Pat Palmer 11:31, 9 April 2007 (CDT)

I'm on it Pat! If this is a hiatus by the way, I'd love to see what you do when you're home lol --Eric M Gearhart 11:46, 9 April 2007 (CDT)
What I am doing is called procrastination.Pat Palmer 12:19, 9 April 2007 (CDT)
It's like an itch you have to scratch, isn't it? I find myself reading something in the news and then go off and make an article on it (this is how the "random" MOS Technology article got started --Eric M Gearhart 12:24, 9 April 2007 (CDT)

8088 chip photograph

I've uploaded a photograph of an 8088 CPU, it might work here somehow. 8088CPU1978.jpg

--Paul Derry 17:04, 30 April 2007 (CDT)