Acorn bbc micro   1996-2001
Acorn BBC micro model B

The BBC micro was influential in my learning of interfacing techniques. I used it on most machines between 1996 and 2001.

introduced in 1982 by Acorn, a company based in Cambridge, UK, it was created to match the BBC's (British Broadcasting Corporation) specifications of a computer to be used in a "Computer literacy program", hence the name. It needed to be capable of teletext/telesoftware, comms, controling hardware, programming, artificial intelligence, graphics, sound and music, etc.

The "Proton" they originally submitted was the starting point of a real superwave of BBC micros on the UK (more than 1 million were sold, many to schools). First appeared the BBC micro model A, then the model B, pictured here.