It's all academic, of course, but it's a shame someone in the RISC OS community didn't acquire the Acorn trademark rights before the naff PC laptop me-too vendors did. Acorn may have been a 'dead' and failed company, but at least there was brand awareness there, particularly with British computer industry veterans. Perhaps the rights were too expensive or perhaps no-one thought it was a good idea.
My remark was because calling an event 'Acorn World' seems naive given that another (possibly unfriendly) organisation is now actively using the brand. I hope it doesn't become a magnet for solicitors' letters!
Seriously, though, I do hope your event is a success. In particular it's a testament to the BBC Micro and its remarkable longevity that people are still talking about it!
RISC OS South West 2009 show confirmed RISCOS Ltd has this evening revealed it will hold a show at the
Webbington Hotel, Somerset, in the south west of the UK on Saturday,
February 21, next year. The event will be open from 10am to 3.30pm and
include a number of presentations by companies and organisations.
Admission will be free. To book a stand, contact ROL's Paul Middleton
on 02920 619942 or by email.
3 comments, latest by martin on 27/11/08 8:23PM. Published: 26 Nov 2008