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BBC Micro Owl T-shirts
BBC Micro Owl T-shirts
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.
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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.
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Product ID: 235827964996668995
Made on: 10/7/2009 3:47 AM
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