I still remember the confusion between "8080", "8088" and "8086", and always wondered by Intel went 'backwards' to favoring the 8086 instead of that 'huge' leap forward to 8088. (cough cough, gag gag).
"Billy Gates was doing too much in 8086 Assembly, and the CPM and P-San Diego guys were doing 8088s. Simple as that. Bears vs. Packers. Methodists vs Baptists. Nothing more than two camps choosing sides, and one side getting far more popular because they allied themselves with the rebel forces inside IBM."
Thank goodness for Boca Raton, Austin and Rochester!
Just think - we could have been living in a "88" world or "80" world full of typos! That "85-86" is easy to comprehend!