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haabe14074yHow much did that computer cost you?
@haabe Acorn Atom £180 UK sterling if I remember correctly.
It had 8K ROM with an integer BASIC (no floating point routines) but also a built-in inline 6502 assembler.
1K block zero RAM for indirection and scratch data, variable storage, etc. 512 bytes for the screen. 512 bytes for programming.
I learned to be succinct!
Or as the old Dr Dobbs title had it, "running light without overbyte".
@Wildgoose so inspiring, I was reading the beginnings on ARM holdings.
And found a documentary-drama Micro-Men from BBC, I think you already view it, but for all devRant readers, how was the personal computer on the UK industry.
@IoTeacher Yes, I remember watching Micro-men. We had a huge number of different microcomputers in the UK.
For example, there was the Jupiter Ace which came with Forth rather than BASIC.
ARM originally stood for Acorn RISC Machine if I remember correctly. Acorn were a brilliant company with very high quality kit.
@Wildgoose I'm so grateful here all this experience first hand. Today I'm using raspberryPi on my class, UK tech. Since first launch on the balloon back 2009 A publication on the BBC online, got me hook on embedded system to know more about ARM.
Currently 8 rpi, 12 arduinos and lot of sensors to make IoT for my students.