Talk:NORD-5

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A lot of websites mentions the NORD-5 as the first 32-bit computer. I found one example of a 32-bit computer earlier than the NORD-5 so, unless something is disqualifying the Xerox Sigma V I call that myth busted. Gandalf 21:06, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Yes. That's why we need references to our statements. /Mike 08:26, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Well, the SDS Sigma was considered a mainframe[1][2], and I believe the NORD-5 has mostly been referred to as ".. [one of the] first 32-bit minicomputers". The error has been more in that apparently it was common to refer to the VAX 11/780 from 1977 being the first 32-bit minicomputer, which is definitely wrong. These days that claim seem to have gone, or maybe it's just that the vast majority of sources these days are basically a simple cut and paste from Wikipedia (which doesn't include that particular claim). TArntsen 14:02, 29 July 2009 (UTC)