Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Confirm comment report request

It seems to me that Castle are doing a superb job here - and I'd certainly agree with epistaxsis that (for my mind) this is the future of RISC OS. RO5 is already 32-bit, is gaining features, and is properly owned by those writing it. Not only that, but they're producing top-notch hardware to run it on, providing proper documentation for new users, and overall it feels like Castle has a solid plan to take up the reigns where Acorn left off. They are one of the few things that give me a sense that RISC OS has a future, and they're digging in their heels to get on with it - a lot better than certain other companies, flapping away on the edge of things, full of empty promises and undermining confidence in the platform.

I think what Castle would benefit from now is a more recognisable public image - the shield is a tad 'regal' somehow, and the Iyonix logo is a bit 'nothingy', if you get where I'm coming from. A good logo, representing both themselves as a company and the machines as their product, would go a long way towards producing a really good, recognisable, brand image. I know whereof I speak... :o) I'd love it to be the Acorn nut, but I do think it carries a little too much baggage & unwarranted prejudice - personally I think the logo is a celebration of some superb pioneering technology, but would probably need some careful reconsideration if it were ever to be brought back into use.

Just my 10p worth! :o)

 is a RISC OS Userlarryfi on 27/11/03 9:25AM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Click on the button below to confirm you wish to flag up this comment to the website's administrators. Abuse of this service will be frowned upon and it should only be used to notify us of comments that are extremely distasteful, indecent or otherwise unlawful. If you disagree with an opinion expressed or fact stated in a comment, please take part in the debate rather than expect it to be removed.

Return to the drobe.co.uk front page


Reporting user / IP: /
Comment GID: 7326
Timestamp: Sun, 26 May 2019 12:56:24 +0000

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Prototype affordable Braille display in development
    A low-cost computer-controlled Braille board has been prototyped by a RISC OS-using university student. Undergraduate Edward Rogers hopes to sell his completed units for as little as 200 quid each to schools and families to allow more blind children to continue learning Braille. And he said he wanted to launch his venture using RISC OS-powered kit before offering a package for other platforms.
     10 comments, latest by epokh on 27/6/09 12:49PM. Published: 22 Nov 2008

  • Random article

  • RISC OS Open: One year on
    As ROOL celebrates its first birthday, Martin Hansen studies the project's past and looks to the future
     38 comments, latest by Peter on 01/08/07 09:42AM. Published: 21 Jul 2007

  • Useful links

    News and media:

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster


    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign

    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "Your fellow contributor to Drobe seems to have a personal dislike of anything that does not come from Castle"
    Page generated in 0.0918 seconds.