Update: BBC Acorn

From: Rob O'Donnell <rob_at_irrelevant.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: Wed Jan 15 21:40:31 2003

At 11:39 14/01/2003 +0000, I. myself wrote:
>At 10:55 15/01/2003 +0000, Jules Richardson wrote:
>>Any idea how many were released into the wild? I certainly had no luck
>>down any info for mine when I last tried (which was about 8 years ago now,
>>They don't seem to have been that common at all...

>I think mine was one of the last - it was a competition prize donated by
>Acorn. I'll check the serial number when I get home.

OK, found the box. It's serial Number 1000038. It was donated by Acorn to
a BBC Children In Need auction, run by Micronet 800, whom I worked for at
the time. (I couldn't participate, but ended up buying it off the winner
sometime later.) If it was indeed one of the last, then there may have
been less than 40 made! I'm surprised that so many seem to be still
kicking about. I've got three discs, several manuals, plus a photocopy of
the utilities manual (swi calls) that Acorn kindly supplied afterwards.
(and our exchange of letters.)

Received on Wed Jan 15 2003 - 21:40:31 GMT

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