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Under the leadership of Gordon Moore, Fairchild Semiconductor embarked on the design of a high-level time-sharing computer, Symbol IIR. In the mid-1960s, the falling costs of semiconductors made hardware seem like the logical design choice to replace common software functions. Symbol embodied that design, but to what effect?

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:30 ,  Issue: 1 )