History of the MOS 6502

Posted on September 8, 2014, in history, 6502

Earlier this year I gave a talk at a local meetup for programmers called pdxbyte. My talk focused on the historical siginificance of the MOS 6502 CPU.

The MOS 6502 might be the most historically significant processor for one reason: It fueled the PC revolution. You have probably used a device with a 6502, and maybe even programmed one, but do you know the historical context for it and what made it successful? This talk briefly covers the following aspects of the 6502: the events that lead to its creation, the elegance of the design, and the lessons we can learn from its success.

Thanks to the wonderful pdxbyte organizers and voluteers my talk is now available on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOJj-IdYZxI

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed researching the 6502.

My slides are available at http://files.codersbase.com/6502.pdf

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