Expo 2005 rolls on without MicroDigitalBy Chris Williams. Published: 15th Jun 2005, 13:29:09 | Permalink | Printable
Previous show sponsor has no new wares to shift allegedlyDutch dealer Desk, aka MicroDigital Europe, will be notably absent from this weekend's RISC OS Expo 2005.
"We feel very sorry about that, because for a number of years Desk has supported the show as the premier sponsor," said show organiser Aad Bezemer. He then claimed the reason Desk are not attending "is because of a lack of news and new products they can show and sell."
With one exception, the Big Ben Club Expo shows are a safe haven for the MicroDigital group, who usually receive a warmer welcome from the continent than the UK. An eagle eyed user on the European mainland pointed out to us that Desk's non-attendance "is significant as there will be no official MicroDigital representation at this year's Expo, for the first time in several years."
However, Aad was at pains to stress that the Expo 2005 "is going to be an excellent show again for RISC OS enthusiasts on the mainland.
"The A9Home will be presented by CJE's Chris Evans. Furthermore new at this year's show are Steffen Huber and Neil Spellings. Also those present again are well-known names from Britain like Paul Beverley, Mike Glover, Jack Lillingston, Andrew Rawnsley, Paul Middleton and, for his last show, Peter Naulls and the AAUG will be represented by Dan Shimmin."
Aad continued: "From the mainland Martin Wuerthner and Paul Reuvers (XAT) will be there and of course John Tytgat and his Belgian friends. Furthermore Henk Huinen will be there showing his skills using Artworks and ready for answering questions about this wonderful piece of software."
According to the show organisers, talks will be given by CJE, RISCOS Ltd., Castle and Archive magazine's Paul Beverley. Earlier this week Desk informed its customers that it will not be present at the show this year and declined to comment further.
RISC OS Expo 2005 website
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