In article <0001HW.BB8333CE00093FE9102510B0news.individual.n et>,
DaveC <dave-usenet3016mailblocks.com> wrote:
> Certain ("new world") Macintosh computers do not have a ROM chip on-board,
> but instead have the ROM code loaded in at boot time.
Incorrect. All Macs have a ROM on the main logic board. Without it,
the CPU wouldn't know how to do a damned thing -- it couldn't read
anything from the hard drive, it couldn't process keystrokes, it
couldn't draw things on the screen, it couldn't even ask for a boot
disk. All it could do is sit there wasting electricity. It needs a ROM
with enough code to ...