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Acorn Archimedes featured in-depth in Micro Mart mag

Published: 23rd Feb 2009, 18:52:39 | Permalink | Printable

This week’s mainstream IT magazine Micro Mart includes a six-page feature on the Acorn Archimedes, written by Drobe contributor Michael Reed. It’s in issue 1043, out now until Thursday, February 26.

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I went to WHSmith and bought a copy of MICRO MART especially to read the Archimedes feature. Nice to see RISC OS given coverage in an off-the-shelf magazine. But in the section discussing the RiscPC, apart from reference to two processor card sockets I couldn't see any mention of the PC card. For some that gave the Windoze boxes a run for their money. I felt the writer could have drawn more attention to the small but robust community still making daily use of RISC OS on real machines or under emulation. Still, an enjoyable article.

 is a RISC OS UserDrWhich on 25/2/09 6:33PM
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Thanks for buying it, and I'm glad you enjoyed it. And thanks to Drobe for the plug.

I could maybe have squeezed in a bit more about the current scene at the end. 3,500 words sounds like a lot but I had to be selective as to which areas of the platform I could cover. I decided to focus on the vintage, "Archimedes" years rather than the current scene.

Hopefully, I'll be able to place some more Acorn/RISC OS articles in the future.

 is a RISC OS Userkillermike on 25/2/09 10:08PM
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I, too, bought the mag and enjoyed Michael's article. The immediately preceeding nostalgia article mentions the US Computer History Museum in California, where a quick search showed they have nothing later than BBC micros and early ARMs. No mention of Archimedes, RiscPC, NC, Iyonix, A9, RISC OS.

At least the UK Centre for Computing History has a better collection of Acorn-branded kit but little or nothing RISC OS related from the last ten years.

Perhaps that means it's all still in use and not ready for a museum!

 is a RISC OS UserBernardUK on 5/3/09 11:21AM
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