before blog — BBC micro

In 1981, while a student, I took a summer holiday job with Acorn Computers in Cambridge. I helped finish a 6502 Assembler, which was then used to build MOS, the BBC Micro Operating System. My role was miniscule compared to most of the people there, but I still remember the adventure fondly.

When the microcomputer was released, the ROM contained these credits:

© 1981 Acorn Computers Ltd. Thanks are due to the following contributors to the development of the BBC Computer (among others too numerous to mention):- David Allen,Bob Austin,Ram Banerjee,Paul Bond, Allen Boothroyd, Cambridge,Cleartone, John Coll,John Cox,Andy Cripps, Chris Curry,6502 designers,Jeremy Dion,Tim Dobson,Joe Dunn,Paul Farrell,Ferranti, Steve Furber,Jon Gibbons,Andrew Gordon,Lawrence Hardwick,Dylan Harris, Hermann Hauser, Hitachi, Andy Hopper, ICL,Martin Jackson,Brian Jones,Chris Jordan,David King,David Kitson,Paul Kriwaczek, Computer Laboratory,Peter Miller,Arthur Norman,Glyn Phillips,Mike Prees,John Radcliffe,Wilberforce Road, Peter Robinson, Richard Russell,Kim Spence-Jones,Graham Tebby,Jon Thackray,Chris Turner,Adrian Warner, Roger Wilson,Alan Wright

I emphasize my role was extremely minor, but I’ll admit I’m still chuffed to have the mention.

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