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    Nostalgic Acorn Computers Thread

    .....taken from another thread....

    Wow, not thought of BBS' in ages. I used to frequent the Arcade BBS from my Acorn 3010. Amazing stuff.

    Anyone remember these things from the Acorn scene?

    Illusions Disk Magazine (run by an old friend of mine Kaustav Battacharya)
    Doggysoft (www.doggysoft.co.uk) - a mate of mine coded Hacker and Desktop Hacker (Andrew Clover).
    Acorn User magazine - never used to be on the shelves. Had to order it...
    Risc User - private magazine (ooer) that had to be subscribed to.
    ArtWorks and the company called Computer Concepts

    I once got a program published on the disk of Acorn User :-)

    GJE

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    funnily enough i was just doing something today when i thought the old acorn program draw+ would be ideal for this

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    funnily enough i was just doing something today when i thought the old acorn program draw+ would be ideal for this
    I remember using Impressions for my ALevel write up. The school had Impressions Junior. People also used Pendown.

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    Lol - just remembered this:

    The Arcade BBS Home Page

    GJE

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    Them where the days. Spent a few years involved with The Arm Club, committee member for 2 or 3.
    Ran a BBS for about 3 years (The Sidings BBS), firstly on my 4MB A310, then upgrade to a 610 RiscPC, then StrongArm..

    Loved doing the shows, especially when they ended up being on back to back weekends.

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    I remember messing about with BBC basic on our school archies.

    And I have to say RISC OS's GUI was very well designed, it was the most intuitive OS at the time.

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    I still have a RISC PC connected at home. Fully networked!

    It was shame they couldn't keep it going. The UI was fantastic for schools.

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    I do miss my RiscPC, the case for it was before its time... adding the extra slices seemed so "elite"

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    The Acorn RocketShip PC:

    http://www.john-ward.org.uk/personal...s/rocket1.jpeg

    Everything including the kitchen sink :-)

    Kyle

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    By the way Gareth - Computer Concepts turned into Xara. You could call XaraXtreme the son of ArtWorks.

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