Andy in the Cloud

From BBC Basic to and beyond…


From little Acorns grow…

It was the day of the formal announcement that I had been chosen as a MVP, that something arrived that would put it all into perspective. My wife had found on eBay my very first computer, an Acorn Electron.

I always felt it was a shame having to sell my original at the time to buy my BBC Micro Model B, so this was a really nice surprise! It is in pretty good condition and works perfectly! Wrote a simple BBC Basic program in less than a minute!

10 PRINT "Hello World"
20 GOTO 10

I thought I’d share a few pics I took of it and my MacBook Pro, not much difference…?

ElectronAndMac1 ElectronAndMac2