BBC Computer Literacy Project 1980-1989

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  1. Ian J

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    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Yes, and also the original TV programmes, although there's probably something to stop you watching them outside the UK knowing the BBC. The Javascript BBC emulator is hellishly slow on my machine by the way.

    Interesting to see John (A.) Coll in a lot of these programmes. I knew of him due to his authorship of the BBC Micro User guide that was supplied with the machines back in the 1980s, but when I last looked up the name on t'internet, he wasn't to be found. I now find him assisting in a lot of these tv programmes, which I must've been unaware of at the time or have forgotten. Now that I look again he's got a wikipedia page and an imdb record though.
     
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    I watched "The Computer Programme" in Archive.org. The Acorn computers used in BBC program were one of the fastest home-segment machines these times, with highly optimized BASIC and lots of accelerating quirks like using TV overlay character generator for fast text/semigraphic mode. The good thing is that someone cares, and put all other things related to this part of computer history. Big thanks. Bad thing - I can't load these nice SSD images into my real Beeb easily, as this JS solution works quite slowly, and if I try really hard I get someone's 190+ disk image collection I have to chop through by myself.
     
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    Micro Live - s03e13

    Has a good interview with Sir Clive Sinclair at 15:18

    Also opens with an interesting section about a US blacklist of UK IT companies & people.
     
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