Media watch - As many of you have pointed out to us today, Simon Travaglia's BOFH has taken on a treasured RISC OS relic - the Acorn Archimedes.
The infamously irascible and irreverent Bastard Operator From Hell, a popular long-running series on top IT website theregister.co.uk, manages to put a wrecking ball through the ever-touchy Apple community - and finishes with a right-hook knock-out for Acorn users.
To reveal more would spoil the ending, so we'll leave you with just the link below to enjoy.
Perhaps the next RISC OS machine, Rather than have a name such as Iyonix or A9 etc, the name Archimedes should be revived as so many people remember it. Could have similar success to what BMW have had with the Mini!
Possibly might be worth establishing a principle of referring to the existing machines as 5th generation archimedes to people who remeber only the original.
eg A5000 2nd gen
arm 6/7 & 7500 machines 3rd gen
SA machines 4th gen
32bit arm 5th gen
I like the idea of calling the next gen RISC OS machine 'Archimedes'. Even after four years of looking at it Iyonix still looks like a dumb name to me. I'd call the next machines the Archimedes 1000 series - we had Archimedes 300s, 400s and 500s in the 80s (followed by A3000s, 4000s and 5000s) then Risc PC 600s, 700s and StrongARMs (would surely have been 800s if Acorn had used the ARM8 instead of the StrongARM) and now the A9. Archimedes 1000 seems like a logical name for the next step. I'd like to see STD, Castle, RO Ltd and maybe Simtec all contribute to the design, I'd like it to use Open RO5 with Select features, have the fastest ARM processor available (preferrably on a card so it can be upgraded) and I'd like it as soon as humanly possible.
I wonder if the Archimedes name is still owned by somebody?