BBC Micro Past, Present and Future?

Jagger, Paul
June 2012
ITNOW;Summer2012, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p44
Academic Journal
It's been just over 30 years since the BBC Microcomputer was launched by Acorn Computers in the United Kingdom, an event that inspired a generation of school children to learn about computers and programming at home and in schools. No surprise then that the recent Royal Society report (1) looking into the provision of computer science teaching and assessment in schools opens with mention of the BBC Micro. With the 30th anniversary of the BBC Micro in mind, IBM Certified Consulting Learning Specialist, Paul Jagger FBCS, reflects upon the BBC Micro - past, present and future.


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