[LispM-Hackers] Updated web page
Sun, 23 Dec 2001 21:18:21 -0500
TI never purchased LMI's assets. TI licensed the right to produce an MIT-derived Lisp Machine from LMI, and purchased the Nu Machine & NuBus from Western Digital, which was the platform for the LMI Lambda, their second generation machine. LMI also acquired the right to sell a version of the Explorer. LMI was not is a strong position when it made this deal, and wasn't afterwards either, but LMI was still in the Lisp Machine business, concurrently with TI and Symbolics, for a number of years after this deal was inked.
> Texas Instruments purchased the assets of Lisp Machine Incorporated, one of two companies spun off from the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory to produce workstations designed expressly for running Lisp. When TI purchased the assets of LMI they produced their own flavor of Lisp machine, the TI Explorer. Further development of this hardware continued and they eventually produced the Explorer II based around a custom CPU.
"James A. Crippen" wrote:
> I just updated the web page so it's a little more useful. See
> The other project pages have been updated as well.
> James A. Crippen <email@example.com> ,-./-. Anchorage, Alaska,
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