Birth of the ARM: Acorn Archimedes Promo from 1987
“If innovation was required, it would have to be created.”
I’m guessing the intended audience for this piece was prospective developers and enterprise clients, because it goes into far more technical detail than a mere consumer ad. It’s a neat snapshot of history with a good deal of information, and the music is just begging for a Glitch Mob remix.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !
Enterprise clients? Nah. As with the BBC Micros before it, the vast majority of Archimedes systems were sold to schools.
Just because they were sold to schools doesn’t mean they were exclusively marketed to schools. If this video were aimed at schools, they would have talked about classroom integration and learning software, not backward compatibility with biz. apps.
The reason most BBC computers ended up in classrooms was because the program was subsidized as part of the BBC educational mandate.