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A > ACORN COMPUTER  > BBC Master Compact


This mini forum is intended to provide a simple means of discussion about the Acorn Computer  BBC Master Compact computer. If you want to share your own experience or memories, or add relevant information about this system: post a message! For other purposes like sales messages, hardware & software questions or information requests, please use our main forum.

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Sunday 29th October 2017
Marianne (UK)

Marc from Australia, that''s a sin even the pope couldn''t absolve you of!

Sunday 1st March 2015
Marc (Australia)

As many Australians know, these machines plus the original beebs were prolific in Australian public and private (mainly Catholic) primary and high schools.

And thus I have a confession to make. I helped load hundreds of these and the beebs into skips for recycling (destination unknown) in about 1994-5 as schools transitioned to Macs or X86 clones.

At that time I had gone from C6 to Amiga and then to a 386 and didn''t see to keep one of these around (even though I was kinda fond of them having used them as a student myself). All that I kept was an Archimedes, which were briefly adopted in some places.

Sorry, aficionados!

Friday 26th July 2013

Sparkey, when it''s Sparky

Don''t tell others how to spell when you can''t spell deserve right!

Who knows what someone will sell these systems for.

Friday 26th July 2013

Sparkey, when it''s Sparky

Don''t tell others how to spell when you can''t spell deserve right!

Who knows what someone will sell these systems for.

Monday 5th December 2011
john Nicholls (Kanahooka NSW Australia)

Hi I recently purchased a BBC compact to go with my 4 BBC B machines I also have an electron, plus an A3000, I have yet to purchase a B+ and Master 128 but the compact is rare and compliments the collection, I find there is nothing wrong with it and had fun discovering the differences to the Beeb, does anyone know what the edge connector is for?

Monday 22nd November 2010
Jamie (UK)

How could you SMASH A COMPUTER??

Saturday 11th September 2010

Dude. None of theese are for sale. They don''t even own all of them, so if you can''t even spell what you don''t diserve it.

Wednesday 5th May 2010
callum brooke (london)

how much do u wat for this computer

Saturday 6th September 2008
Jezza  (UK)

Gosh this site brings back memories. I had one of these back in ''86. It really was the biggest waste of space. There were only about 2 software titles sold on 3.5" disc at the time (the BBC B mainly used 5.25"), and of course there was no internet or LAN in my parents house! If i wanted it to do anything i had to program it myself. It was a bit much watching my friends play cool games on their Amigas while i was forced to write my own games that resembled those of the Spectrum age. In the end (much to my shame) in about 1989 i smashed it to bits with a hammer. I hated the bloody thing!

Tuesday 5th February 2008
mick (sheffield england)

this computer was also seen in the only fools and horses episode a frogs legacy i think. del boy is trying to sell them

Friday 15th October 2004
Linkman (Slovak republic)

Really ? how much ?

Sunday 12th September 2004
Daniel (Poland - Katowice)

Where i can get this great computer??

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