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Acorn Computers Limited was set up in 1978 and, like Sinclair Research Limited, was set up by a former Sinclair employee, Chris Curry (together with Hermann Hauser) and was based in Cambridge, which led to a great deal of rivalry between the two companies.

Acorn were probably best known for designing the BBC-Micro computer and beating Sinclair to win the competition to launch a computer, which, promoted by the BBC, was rolled out across schools as part of a massive Government program to encourage the use of computers as an educational tool.

Acorn also designed various other computers, including the Atom, the Electron and the Archimedes.  

The legacy of Acorn lives on through its development of RISC based computers and the continuation of ARM Holdings (one of its former subsidiaries) as an influential computer chip manufacturer.

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BBC Micro Model A / B Replacement Case Screws & Fixing Clips BBC Micro Model A / B Replacement Case Screws & Fixing Clips   £2.76 Buy now!
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User Manual For Genesis Plus (Acorn Archimedes) User Manual For Genesis Plus (Acorn Archimedes)   £3.95 Buy now!
Screen Shot (Book 1) - Step-By-Step Programming for the BBC Micro Screen Shot (Book 1) - Step-By-Step Programming for the BBC Micro   £5.95 Buy now!
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Acorn User - Ten Of The Best! - Volume 2   (Compilation) Acorn User - Ten Of The Best! - Volume 2 (Compilation)   £3.85 Buy now!
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RWAP Software - Retro computer specialists
RWAP Software - Retro computer specialists

Although our roots are firmly based with the Sinclair QL, we supply a wide range of second hand and original software and hardware, for both the QL, ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64.

Over the past few years, we have been instrumental in getting the DivIDE Plus compact flash interface for the ZX Spectrum built, along with replacement ZX81 Keyboard Membranes, 48K ZX Spectrum keyboard membranes and ZX Spectrum faceplates.

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