micro men bbc great history of the home computer

Fri, Feb 25, 2011

If you’re in the UK, grab a coffee and settle down for the best hour and twenty minutes you’ll spend in front of the telly. Last night the BBC showed Micro Men, a potted history of the Sinclair/Acorn battle for supremacy. It’s superb! I learned to program assembly on a BBC micro and for all you young whippersnappers, the chip inside your iPhone, the ARM, was created by Acorn way back in the early 1980s. Brilliant programme!

See it on iPlayer here.

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