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Programming history
« on: 10. May 2017, 18:41:57 »
Here is a link to 80's computing, a series of 10 programs from UK.

I wanted to watch whole series before sharing this that was shared with me.

But it is potentially too good to wait, I think, I do know some who would love this and would not want me to hold another second.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dIcOXx3Exc&list=PLOtimvwAoYtnCtLiLspq_Gnng1XusYwPU

I don't know, Richey may have posted this already, sorry if so but I had to post this in case he hadn't.
I am sure he would enjoy this and maybe Paul Dunn as well, at least those two might like this.

Well, anyway,

Cheers


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Re: Programming history
« Reply #1 on: 11. May 2017, 21:43:37 »
Yes, I remember it well.

There was also this - Making the Most of the Micro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6LsV-17z7Q

and this...BBC Micro live (this episode being introduced by a rather interesting character)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCMuBH2aZbE

Also well worth watching is Micro Men. A docudrama based on the battle between Sinclair and Acorn back in the day (you might recognise Martin Freeman as Bilbo in the film version of the Hobbit). You can find it on youtube.

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Re: Programming history
« Reply #2 on: 11. May 2017, 23:10:09 »
Hi Richey,

Watching the first episode of this, I saw all the magazines I see people writing about now, when remembering back then.
I don't remember any of this "across the pond" in a "fly over state", of course at the time I had my hands full managing a job.

Had you posted this link already?

And thanks for your links, I am getting into this history thing. I like the funny clothes and haircuts we once had.

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« Reply #3 on: 12. May 2017, 07:06:17 »

of course at the time I had my hands full managing a job...

...I like the funny clothes and haircuts we once had.

Sounds like me now  :)

Interestingly, the second link contains a defence of BASIC in the programme following a call from a viewer during a phone-in slot.