Happy Birthday–BBC Micro!


Yes, the BBC Micro is 30! . Great article about the history of it here. The “model B” was the first computer I ever owned. The first computer I used was a Commodore Pet (both the 8Kb and the incredibly powerful 32Kb edition) so I was hooked on 6502 machine code (not assembly language because I did not have an assembler) from early on. Then I did a little tinkering on a Cromemco that my maths department had and then there was the batch of Sharp MZ80s (which I think had Z80 processors and the CP/M operating system).

I remember I had to wait months for my BBC B to arrive, I think the postman got bored of me asking. Ahh, fond memories Smile

Doug

Comments (1)

  1. Kees Hoogakker says:

    Never had a BBC Micro (I live in the Netherlands), but I also had my first programming experience on a Commodore PET 2001 🙂

    There is also a great BBC drama television show on the race to obtain the BBC contract called Micro Men. See also en.wikipedia.org/…/Micro_Men