BBC Micro - was Re: Altair 8800 name Was: Re: Altair 680 Expansion Boards?

Toby Thain toby at
Fri Dec 23 09:50:04 CST 2016

On 2016-12-23 12:16 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
> ...
> The BBC Micro, at another quarter or third over the price of a C-64
> but with a superb BASIC instead of CBM's abomination, was what the
> unfortunate children of very serious, very wealthy people bought. Not
> nearly so many games and not very good.

The Acornsoft games were very high quality (hard to distinguish from 
their arcade inspirations).

But I was mostly interested in programming, so I loved our BBC Micro 
Model B to bits. A far superior machine to the Apple and Commodores.


> Whereas the Apple ][ cost more than 2 BBC Micros -- as much as a small
> ...

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