posted on Mar, 8 2016 @ 05:59 PM
originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
a reply to: Tulpa
I remember my school having them, of course no one knew how to teach instructions on their use.
They were wasted.
Bad school then since computers then were not exactly tricky to use. Most schools I knew of had networked BBC's years before the internet it was
I had a BBC B which had identical clones of many arcade games of the time, I even wrote a game for it that was published by Virgin Games Ltd.
The legacy of the BBC computer is much larger than people realise, quick breakdown :
* Acorn computers who made the BBC wanted a new processor for a new computer thus was born the 26Bit Acorn Risc Machine.
* This Risc CPU didn't need a fan!
* The Archimedes computer was built around it.
* The second O/S was RiscOS released in 1987 which you can still get today for the Raspberry Pi. It had multi tasking including video years before
Microsoft and Apple. In fact back then Windows was single tasking version 2.1 it took Microsoft 8 years to catch up with Windows 95!
* The CPU was extended to 32Bit and Apple took an interest which led to: The Apple Newton!
* In 1994 Acorn produced a Tablet computer called the Newspad with a colour touch screen, yep folks 1994! Eat your heart out Jobs.
* One of the most successful games developed specifically for the Archimedes was.......ELITE and we all know how that progressed.
* Acorn split off the CPU business to become : ARM Computers, and today the ARM chip is everywhere especially phones.
* ARM CPU's still don't need a fan!
So from tiny Acorns.....