Great read, a lot better than NYT’s obit on Gordon Moore IMO. Oddly enough, the byline for the obit credits a former editor who passed away in 2017. So this obituary was written a long time ago (in advance is standard industry practice).
Didn‘t the DX-50 run hot, and didn’t sell very many? I don’t think the DX2 and later clock-multiplied CPUs were inferior. IIRC these introduced the multiplier from bus clock rate to CPU core clock rate, at least for x86 procs. I don’t know if RISC chips were already doing that.
I hoard some old tech crap so I’d rather keep an i486 proc than sell it on eBay. Different story if I’d been smart enough to buy an original iPhone and never open it up. One was recently auctioned for an insane amount. Ancient stuff has a lot of sentimental value to us, a 2007 iPhone not so much for me.
There‘s a YT series from a guy who bought a 1980s era, obscure minicomputer and has been tinkering with it for a while. His videos just ooze pure joy from getting that shit running, even though it’s a business computer with almost no sentimental value or practical function whatsoever.