Sep 30, 2020
The BBC Micro, Part 2
Hello, and welcome to episode 101 of the Floppy Days Podcast for September, 2020. The year is 1981 and we are talking about the legendary BBC Micro. In this episode and next we will fully cover this incredible machine; from tech specs, peripherals, and books/magazines/software to emulators, modern upgrades, and current Web sites.
The BBC Micro is a British machine, and I thought it only right that my co-host for these episodes should be someone from the UK. I acquired my BBC Micro, a BBC Master Series model, from my good friend and frequent contributor to the show via feedback, Andy Collins. We did an international swap, where I sent him a machine that is common in the US (the Apple IIGS) and he sent me a machine common in the UK (the aforementioned BBC Master). It would have cost each of us a not-insignificant sum of money otherwise to acquire our respective machines, as they each are rare in the country from which they did not originate. I’m very happy with the trade and thankful to Andy for helping me get a BBC Micro.
In any event, Andy agreed to co-host this episode, for which I’m grateful, and I will have another UK resident for next month’s co-host.
Before getting into the details of the Beeb, I will talk a bit about new acquisitions and what I’ve been up to, a very brief mention of any upcoming shows, and then right into the meat of the episode.
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