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Does anyone remember the Intel SDK-80 and SDK-85?  I used the SDK-85 to learn assembly language in college. We had to hand-assemble our code, then type it in byte by byte on the hex keypad... 

After the first couple of weeks, we switched to using dumb terminals and (eventually) to CP/M computers... but I still miss the SDK-85. 


(this is not my picture - it came from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/150307706292406290/)

Does anyone else have fond memories of this? 

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I never used that, but my one assembly class in college in the mid 80s was on Apple II computers, and we ran a similar progression. First hand assembly with typing of hex, and only after learning to hate that were we allowed to use mnemonics.

The most interesting part of that class to me (having already had a bit of background with 6502 from my experience with Commodore and Atari computers, and a roommate's Apple II) was the floppy drive we used. It's been too many years, but it was probably one of the first two found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floppy_disk_variants, either the MCD-1 or (more likely) the CF-2.

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