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Post by TeeBuoy » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:12 am

I've lurked here for a while and decided to sign up! I'm one of those old fa*ts who cut their computing teeth with the electron and BBC A & B and spent the 90s with Archimedes and RiscOS. My grown up kids still have fond memories of all the Sherston educational software, and I took a keen interest at the time, in the software being produced for children with special educational needs. Who remembers the "Concept Keyboard"?

I love how such iconic machines still attract an enthusiastic following - as evidenced by the activity on this board.

Now I'm retired I'm decluttering, and with no family members with any enthusiasm for things Acorn, I'm planning to offer my collection of hardware and software for sale here, so that no one is faced with getting rid of it all when I am no longer able.

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Post by davidb » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:42 am

Welcome! :D

Good luck with the decluttering. Once you start to get interested in the old machines again you may find yourself recluttering. ;)

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Post by SpaceFlightOrange » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:56 am


My mate is going through his mid-life crisis at the moment. he can't afford a sports car so he's filling his house with retro computers :D

I gave him a couple of mine and instantly regretted it. I'll never let go of my Beeb, though. Im just glad they've gone to a good home.

I'd never heard of the concept keyboard until recently. I think there's a couple for sale on eBay.

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Post by Multiwizard » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:24 am


welcome to this great Forum... :D

Greetings from my little Dutch Atomic Attic, Wim... :-)

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Post by tricky » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:34 pm

When I left school, I used to go back and Help a teacher who had interrset in special needs. There were lots of concept keyboard software as well as microphone co trolled games and special joystick type devices.

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Post by oss003 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:40 pm

Welcome and enjoy the forum ....


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Post by VectorEyes » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:11 pm


Re: buying retro computers. It's not a mid-life crisis, it's a hobby! Going a bit crazy and buying roomfuls of hardware you'll never use is totally rational!

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Post by daveejhitchins » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:08 pm

Welcome to the Forum, TeeBuoy . . . Enjoy . . .

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For a price list, contact me at: Retro Hardware AT dave ej hitchins DOT plus DOT com

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Post by flaxcottage » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:34 pm

Welcome, Mr T. :D

Sad to hear about the decluttering. Did that once and regretted it. Now I've recluttered and feel much better. :lol:
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Post by CMcDougall » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:24 pm

welcome TB :)

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Post by richardtoohey » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:30 am

Welcome and +1 with the don't get rid of too much too soon advice.

Make a pile of stuff you think you are happy to see go and if it's still sitting in the same place in 3 months or 6 months ... maybe it is time to let it go.

EDIT: too late, looks like you are already on the road to de-cluttering. Good luck. :D
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Post by steve3000 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:35 am

Welcome TeeBuoy!

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