Chris Cox of Acorn RISC Technologies / London / Mon 18th Feb 2019

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Chris Cox of Acorn RISC Technologies / London / Mon 18th Feb 2019

Post by helpful » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:55 am

Notification of February's meeting of the RISC OS User Group Of London:

Acorn RISC Technologies, presented Chris Cox, computer division manager at ART
Monday 18th February 2019, 7.45pm
The Blue Eyed Maid, upstairs in the restaurant
173 Borough High Street, SE1 1HR

Those who were around the RISC OS scene in the 1990s will remember Chris Cox as one of the main public faces of Acorn at shows and as head of The Clan.

Chris joined Acorn in 1994 as Marketing Manager for the enthusiast sector, which was when The Clan was launched. He did this for two years until the formation of ART (Acorn RISC Technologies) at which point he became manager of the Computer Business Unit.

This department was built up, thanks mainly to the launch of the StrongArm card in 1996, and he carried on there until the computer business and Acorn was shut down in 1998 at the formation of Element 14 and the sale of the ARM shareholding.

Chris will be talking about and answering questions on his time at ART, the successes, the failures, and the fateful final days of Acorn.

More info here - http://rougol.jellybaby.net/meetings/index.html

ROUGOL's venue is easy to reach by public transport from in and around London and the south east:
- 2 minutes walk from Borough tube station
- 5 minutes walk from London Bridge station
- 10 minutes from Waterloo (two stops eastbound on the Jubilee line to London Bridge)
- 20 minutes from Euston and Kings Cross/St Pancras (southbound on the Bank branch of the Northern Line to Borough)

The meetings take over the pub's upstairs restaurant for the evening. Entry is free, food & drink plentiful (but not free!).

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Re: Chris Cox of Acorn RISC Technologies / London / Mon 18th Feb 2019

Post by helpful » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:35 pm

Quick reminder that this is now less than two weeks away. It is sure to be an interesting insight into the final years of Acorn. Do come along, entry is free!
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Re: Chris Cox of Acorn RISC Technologies / London / Mon 18th Feb 2019

Post by helpful » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:19 pm

Final reminder that the meeting is this Monday. It will also be a chance to hear about what happened at the SW Show today.
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Re: Chris Cox of Acorn RISC Technologies / London / Mon 18th Feb 2019

Post by helpful » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:33 pm

Anyone who wasn't able to attend this talk at ROUGOL might like to know that Chris Cox is doing it again at the Wakefield user group on this Wednesday, 6th November.

Info here - http://www.wrocc.org.uk/meetings/

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Re: Chris Cox of Acorn RISC Technologies / London / Mon 18th Feb 2019

Post by helpful » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:24 am

The recording of Chris Cox's talk at ROUGOL is now up on YouTube - https://youtu.be/ULiSi2-E8-M

Enjoy!

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