Shopping Cart (0 items)
View Cart (0 items)
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
Shopping Cart (0 items)
View Cart (0 items)
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
UP TO 60% OFF ALL PRODUCTS - Christmas in July Sale!       Limited Time!       Click for Code

Uh oh...Unknown 0 can’t display all the features of our site.

May we suggest an alternative browser? Because you won’t want to miss out on all this goodness.
BBC Micro Owl Coffee Mug
BBC Micro Owl Coffee Mug
The BBC Micro was made in the 1980s by Acorn Computers, but badged to included the name of the BBC, who were introducing a computer literacy project as part of their public service remit. After rejecting designs from Sinclair and Dragon, the BBC chose Acorn's prototype Proton machine as being the only machine capable of demonstrating the uses for computers that they wanted to be able to showcase on a series of TV programmes. The programmes, clips of which are available of YouTube, were very worthy and looked down upon frivolous use of computers, such as the then fledgling gaming industry. Eventually the BBC Micro was adopted by the UK's school system, and most Eighties kids came into contact with one at some point. However, this success was also the system's weakness. Kids didn't want the computer that the school had, one that they were only supposed to use for mathematics and serious applications. As a result, the home computer market never really fell for the BBC, favouring instead the Sinclair ZX Spectrum or Commodore 64. To this day, though, the BBC's responsiveness and ability to emulate the arcade games of the time makes it a must-have for any retro gaming enthusiast. The owl logo on this design was used on the BBC Micro and is instantly recognisable to anyone who was young in the 1980s.
Right
Right
Center
Center
Left
Left
Handle
Handle
Safe area(what is this?)
Design area
Bleed line

Product Details

Read more...

About the Design

BBC Micro Owl
The BBC Micro was made in the 1980s by Acorn Computers, but badged to included the name of the BBC, who were introducing a computer literacy project as part of their public service remit. After rejecting designs from Sinclair and Dragon, the BBC chose Acorn's prototype Proton machine as being the only machine capable of demonstrating the uses for computers that they wanted to be able to showcase on a series of TV programmes. The programmes, clips of which are available of YouTube, were very worthy and looked down upon frivolous use of computers, such as the then fledgling gaming industry. Eventually the BBC Micro was adopted by the UK's school system, and most Eighties kids came into contact with one at some point. However, this success was also the system's weakness. Kids didn't want the computer that the school had, one that they were only supposed to use for mathematics and serious applications. As a result, the home computer market never really fell for the BBC, favouring instead the Sinclair ZX Spectrum or Commodore 64. To this day, though, the BBC's responsiveness and ability to emulate the arcade games of the time makes it a must-have for any retro gaming enthusiast. The owl logo on this design was used on the BBC Micro and is instantly recognisable to anyone who was young in the 1980s.
Read more...
Created By tshirtypoo :
 Report this product

Psst... we can't move forward 'til you fix the errors below.

$20.95
per mug
Qty:
The value you specified is invalid.
* plus applicable embroidery conversion fee
In Stock Ships tomorrow 100% Satisfaction No Setup Fees No Minimum Orders Highest Quality No Hassle Returns
Add to wishlist
The value you specified is invalid.
Also add to:
Added to wishlist
Like
Help us personalize your shopping experience by telling us what you like. (learn more)
Share
Share an image of this product on a blog, on a website, or with your friends.
Your design has been saved.
Save $2.00 on Ringer Mug
Style:
$20.95
Color:
Size:
SWEET! This Product Qualifies For: UP TO 60% OFF ALL PRODUCTS - Christmas in July Sale!       Limited Time!       Click for Code

More Essential Accessories

Reviews

5 star:
1665
4 star:
213
3 star:
30
2 star:
10
1 star:
13
98% reviewers would recommend this to a friend
This product is most recommended for Birthdays
Have you purchased this product?  Write a review!

Comments

No comments yet.

Other Info

Product ID: 168939954901588203
Made on: 10/7/2009 3:47 AM
Reference: Guide Files