Silicon schizophrenia. Processors and other chips that have can be switched to work in big-endian or little-endian mode.

The PowerPC chip has this ability, which allows it to run the little-endian Windows NT, or the big-endian Mac OS/PPC.

Last updated: 1995-02-23

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