BBC Computer – 30th Anniversary

BBC Micro Computer imageThis is scary, but I used to sell these at Boans in Perth !

From memory they sold for around $1000 +

There were two models – Model-A with 32k or 64k & the Model-B with 64k or 128k
(Yes that’s Kilobytes not Megs !!!!  )

No hard drives back then, just floppy drives… 

They were aimed at the Educational market & subsequently sold to mainly schools.

They were made by Acorn Computers who also produced an early personal computer called the Electron that competed against Clive Sinclairs computers, such as the ZX80/81 and Spectrum.

News item – 30th anniversary!

Wikipedia entry on BBC Computers

 

The sad passing of Steve Jobs

So sorry to hear about the news that I guess everyone was expecting….

This YouTube video popped up on another site that I visited earlier today.
Not much more one can say ! 

Update:  I just added this link to a great article on Steve Jobs quotes (and pics!)
ABC Article on Steve Jobs

Update #2:  Stephen Fry has written an article on Steve Jobs, in his usual reflective and considered style…
Stephen Fry’s article on Steve Jobs