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For all interested in computer history - the BBC Computer Literacy Program
07-07-2018, 02:06 AM
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RE: For all interested in computer history - the BBC Computer Literacy Program
(07-02-2018 11:29 AM)Karl-Ludwig Butte Wrote:  Dear all,

for all who are interested in computer history there is good news: The BBC in the UK opened their archives and made the "BBC Computer Literacy Project" which aired in the 1980s publicly available. Follow this link to the BBC Computer Literacy Program and you may:

- Watch any of the 267 programmes
- Explore 2,509 programme clips by topic or text search
- Find out how the BBC Computer Literacy Project came about
- Run 166 BBC Micro programs that were used on-screen

I'm sure that not only friends of the BBC Micro computer will love this website.

Best regards

Karl

Excellent! I've always been fascinated about the U.K. home computer market during the late 70s/early 80's that was completely separate from the American developments that I was familiar with. I had no idea they didn't just buy Apples, Atari's, TRS-80's, Commodore's, Ohio Scientific's, etc like we did here. I was familiar with Sinclair (I even built one of their Wrist Calculator kits) but had never heard of Acorn or the BBC Micro.

Another TV show worth watching is the BBC drama Micro Men. It focuses on the rivalry between Sir Clive Sinclair (played by Alexander Armstrong), who developed the ZX Spectrum, and Chris Curry (played by Martin Freeman), the man behind the BBC Micro.
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