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BBC Microcomputer
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A series of 6502-based personal computers launched by AcornComputers Ltd. in January 1982, for use in the British
Broadcasting Corporation's educational programmes on
computing. The computers are noted for their reliability (many
are still in active service in 1994) and both hardware and
software were designed for easy expansion. The 6502-based
computers were succeeded in 1987 by the Acorn Archimedes