Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

This reminds me of a comment i read here ages ago about a scientist using the "processors" of the univercity's postscript printers because they did the work much faster than their scientific workstations.

Reminds me of some Commodore 64 programs running code on the 1541 disk drive to offload computation from the main CPU (both the C64 and the 1541 had 6502s (well, the C64 had a 6510 which had an I/O port) running @ 1Mhz). The original Apple Laserwriter had a 68k running at 12Mhz, while the Mac Plus, which came out almost a year later, had its 68k running at 8Mhz.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact