The Computers That Made Britain (Raspberry Pi Press)
Friday, 11 June 2021

This book tells the story of the computers that would go on to inspire a generation, such as the ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, and Commodore 64, and what happened behind the scenes during their creation. With dozens of interviews Tim Danton looks at the tales of missed deadlines, technical faults, business interference, and the unheralded geniuses behind all of it.

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Author: Tim Danton
Publisher: Raspberry Pi Press
Date: May 2021
Pages: 300
ISBN: 978-1912047857
Print: 1912047853
Audience: General
Level: Introductory
Category: History

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The full list covered is:

 

  • Acorn Archimedes
  • Acorn Electron
  • Apple II
  • Apple Macintosh
  • Amstrad CPC 464
  • Amstrad PCW 8256
  • Atari 520ST
  • BBC Micro
  • Commodore 64
  • Commodore Amiga
  • Commodore PET 2001
  • Commodore VIC-20
  • Dragon 32
  • IBM Personal Computer (5150)
  • Research Machines 380Z
  • Sinclair QL
  • Sinclair ZX80 and ZX81
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum

 

For more about these machines and the people who built them see:

UK Micros of the 1980s

Steve Jobs and the Early Apple Years

Alan Sugar's PCW - The Commodity Computer

 Alan Sugar - Amstrad and the CPC

PC-1512 and the Fall of Amstrad

BBC Micro Turns 35

Clive Sinclair And The Small Home Computer Revolution

Nolan Bushnell and Atari

The IBM PC

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