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New subgroup for the Acorn/BBC micro [message #82875] Mon, 10 June 2013 21:13 Go to next message
fkc is currently offline  fkc
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Date: Mon, 12-Nov-84 13:37:53 EST
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[chomp, chomp..... UURK!]

This is just a brief tester to see how many people are interested in
setting up a network subgroup relating to the Acorn Computers/British
Broadcasting Corporation microcomputer system.

As far as I know, the above computer is the single most popular educational
computer in the UK. Recent statistics indicate over half a million sales in
this country alone! I know that it is on sale in Europe and the United
States and possibly elswhere in the world, but not how well it sells.

A large number of Universities and similar establishments in this country
are writing a large amount of software for this computer. If anyone is
amenable, this newsgroup could act as an information forum and channel any
software queries to the relevant guru. In particular, any public domain
software produced could be shared to improve the general quality of all
software for this interesting machine.

With the addition of the Torch computers 'Unicorn' the BBC micro gains a
UN*X facility and will also fit in more with the feeling of the net.

In conclusion, mail me if you're interested.

                Frank K Carver,
                Undergraduate in Computer Systems Engineering,
                University of Warwick,
                United Kingdom.

[ Life is a command line - the more options, the better! ]
Re: New subgroup for the Acorn/BBC micro [message #82900 is a reply to message #82875] Mon, 10 June 2013 21:13 Go to previous message
agjenkin is currently offline  agjenkin
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Date: Thu, 15-Nov-84 18:54:09 EST
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The BBC micro has not I think sold well in The US and personally I would
not like to see an additon to the allready crowded net.micro. Why not try to
form or such like .


P.S. I may be wrong and recieve flames from all over the US but I somehow doubt it.
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