Well, this thread was ultimately spawned by the "super language" thread.
Here is the throught process that brought it around:
"super language" -> assembly -> wikipedia: assembly -> programs written in assembly -> cp/m -> msdos -> x86 -> 8086 -> 4004
That is one long thought process....
Anyways, so I checked out the Intel 4004 on Wikipedia. I thought it was really cool because now after taking a couple college digital design classes I understand everything that is going on in that thing...not only that...we are designing a more complicated architecture in our digital design class right now than that.
4 bits! barely more than 700 kHZ in clock speed!
That is so cool...I love antique computer stuff....