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Jwoody: Or could it just be that Americans have a very American-centric view of things? Certainly Acorn was not able to break into the US market (protectionist trade policies?), but had subsidiaries in (at least) Germany and Australia as I recall. Was that British-centric? The Hong Kong Stock Exchange used them extensively. The Acorn Research Centre in Palto Alto clearly must have been staffed by ex-patriot brits and the whole Oracle Network Computer thing must have been my fevered imagination. Not to mention Digital's StrongARM. Ever heard of the TV show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?". Sibelius? Xara? These things may no longer linked to Acorn now it doesn't exist, but just because noone in the US bought a Beeb doesn't mean Acorn hasn't left its mark. Commodore PETs and Apple IIs were relatively uncommon in Britain at the time of the BBC micro, but noone here has suggested they were not a significant part of computing history.

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