Issue No. 02 - February (1979 vol. 12)
B.L. Peuto , Zilog, Inc.
After eight years, microprocessors are finally growing up. Those generally available since their introduction in 1971 have been technological marvels, but, by and large, architectural oddities. A combination of complexity limitations and designer inexperience resulted in chips which could execute instructions, but which were difficult to interface and frustrating to program when used as general-purpose computers.
B. Peuto and L. Shustek, "1978 Asilomar Workshop on Microprocessors," in Computer, vol. 12, no. , pp. 9, 1979.