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Re: Feb 4 - Day 1 – Anatomy of a Microcontroller Bootloader
Digital_Angel_316@yahoo.com   4/28/2013 12:02:54 PM
Thanks for archiving these presentations!


For those interested in the industry historical approaches to booting / bootloading, the opening lecture might benefit a little from some historical perspective.  One succinct article on same can be found at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booting an excerpt of which follows:


Apple Inc.'s first computer, the Apple 1 introduced in 1976, featured PROM chips that eliminated the need for a front panel for the boot process. According to Apple's ad announcing it

           "No More Switches, No More Lights ... the firmware in PROMS enables you to enter,

            display and debug programs (all in hex) from the keyboard."

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