Update: BBC Acorn

From: Rob O'Donnell <rob_at_irrelevant.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: Wed Jan 15 12:36:07 2003

At 08:18 15/01/2003 +0000, pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com wrote:
>On Jan 13, 19:35, Rob O'Donnell wrote:
> >
> > ARM Evaluation Kit - yep - that's the one. I do have various discs and
> > manuals for it, too. I used to love the "twin" editor - several open
> > at one, and could cut and paste between them. Ahead of it's time...
> >
> > It's all boxed up somewhere under the stairs though.
>If you could dig out Disc 1 and make a copy, I'd be very grateful. I have
>an ARM Evaluation Kit too, with most of the manuals, but my Disc 1 is
>corrupt (blank track right in the middle of the assembler file).

Yep, sure, no probs. Email me your address off-list & I'll send you a copy.

> > That was about the time I was still single, working for Ferranti Computer
> > Systems (and I've never seen ANY of their computers lying about
> > anywhere... )
>Hmm... I know someone who has just acquired a chunk of one -- not sure how
>much, but "most of it" is possibly a fair description.

While I worked there, it was just as an apprentice, but I had a long play
on one of the computers destined for a fire brigade. That was a weird
system. Terminals seemed to be on a polled system - Fill in the fields
and press Send key. Odd, compared to the interactive stuff I was used
to. But I see it all again now, on web forms! I visited one of them
in-situ at Bradford Police, too, to install a modification to a board that
I had designed. Did you know they had an adventure game on it that the
operators could access if they had a spare moment.. lol.

Received on Wed Jan 15 2003 - 12:36:07 GMT

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