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  • Ref Number:

    2008-5068/4

  • Creator:

    Acorn Computers Limited

  • Date:

    1981

  • Description:

    BBC Microcomputer, made in England by Acorn Computers Limited, from 1981.

    The Microcomputer was produced for the BBC by Acorn Computers as the basis for the BBC Computer Literacy Project, begun in the early 1980s. The computer was popular in the UK educational market, and over 1.5 million BBC Micros were sold before it was discontinued in 1994, to be succeeded by the Acorn Archimedes. As well as running educational software, the BBC Micro was also used to play games such as 'Elite' and 'Granny's Garden'.