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You've reached the archive of articles and other bits and pieces published by drobe.co.uk - a website for
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Drobe was an online newspaper and community site, although it ceased actively covering the RISC OS scene in September 2009. The website was founded in 1999
and officially launched in October that year as a news portal edited by Peter Price. Chris Williams
took over as editor of the site in 2001. During its heyday Drobe was serving millions of pages of content a year -
some of its readers were RISC OS users and others just curious about the platform's little corner of the computing world.
Numerous writers have kindly contributed articles to the website and hundreds of users registered for accounts to post thousands of comments;
all the content produced since 2001, some 2,400-odd articles, is available online for free. The early material was sadly lost a long time ago
during one of the website's many redesigns.
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South East show organisers in hunt for new venue
This year's South East RISC OS show was the last to be held at the Guildford Technical College, reports Martin Hansen. The organisers, SASAUG, struggled to fill the hall last month after a few regular exhibitors pulled out, forcing show officials to look for a new venue for next year's affair. The group have used the college's campus since 2002, which marked the launch of the Castle Iyonix.
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