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I wonder if there is going to be trouble over the general use of the word Acorn. For example I've no doubt that somewhere on my web site or other material I use the phrase "Acorn Computers" or "Software for Acorn Computers". Am I now going to be faced with pressure from the new trade mark owner. What happens when someone writes "My Acorn Computer is rubbish because you can't use Windows XP on it". Has someone got to invent a short hand for which Acorn Computers we're talking about. Presumably if you're the new ACL you'd like any negative feelings from the past erased from the web. For years people (i.e. from outside the RISC OS world) laughed when I said I wrote software for Acorn Computers - "oh yes those crap BBC computers we had at Junior School". I'm not so sure there is a rosy glow attached to the name. You've got all the people who hated anything to do with school, and then you've got all the people (e.g. schools) who bought Acorn Computers post 1987 and eventually abandoned them for PCs - wasted money, painful change, disapointment.

 is a RISC OS UserDavidPilling on 8/9/06 1:40PM
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