The Soul of a New Machine - Canards Summary & Analysis

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Part of the reason for the delay of the Eagle's was West's decision to use PALS. It turned out to be a good decision, but it was risky at the time. The delays gave the others more time to develop and test the machine. "Computers are sensitive things. With some makes you dare not switch the boards of one with those of another supposedly identical machine. But you could switch boards among Eagles without worry by the time they were done" (Chapter 15, pg. 269). The Eagle had one more serious problem that they managed to solve.

The Eagle, when it was released, was a big success for Data General. It was de Castro who wouldn't allow a bit mode, and this is what made the Eagle such a good machine. De Castro was very pleased with the work of the Eclipse Group...

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