CBE for BBC Computer-Dude

BBC Computer From: vnunet.com 02/01/08

"Professor Steve Furber has been awarded a CBE in the New Year's Honours for his work in bringing PCs into UK homes.

Professor Furber is best known for his work at Acorn Computers, where he helped to design the BBC Microcomputer in 1981.

The device became particularly successful as an educational tool, and was one of the first machines to be widely used in people's homes."

Oh boy.  I remember using one of these monsters back at primary school and geez, it was nearly as bad as my reptilian Amstrad CPC 6128 Plus.  The 'Plus' by the way, actually denoted that that particular model came bundled with extra headaches, annoyances and problems. 

Still, I vaguely remember that the BBC computer at my school had a few quirky games with it.  I particularly recall one featuring a witch of some description.  Quite fitting, really, given some of my early female teachers.


  1. BBC Computer?!??! My GOD, LA, how OLD are you?!?!?!?

  2. Hee hee. Just to clarify - I'm not that old. As my profile states I'm somewhere between the age of 22 and 24. I remember having a BBC computer in class 1 and 2 of primary school so that would have been 1989/1990 or thereabouts. I think our school was just a bit backwards as well, down in the desolate depths of Cornwall.
    If you haven't sampled the unparalleled joy that a BBC computer can bring to a child, then you certainly missed out, Minxy.


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