Interview With Paul Fellows of Acornsoft - Airing 20th February 2021

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Interview With Paul Fellows of Acornsoft - Airing 20th February 2021

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Hi everyone - just wanted to pop in and let you know that I had the great honour and pleasure of interviewing Paul Fellows, who as I'm sure you all know was Computer Languages Group Leader at Acornsoft, and Software Manager for Acorn Computers, where he led the team that developed the RISC-OS (Arthur!) operating system for the first ARM based computers!

As well as having the first ever ARM machine to run stand alone on his desk, Paul is also the author of the classic 'Sphinx Adventure' and many other software titles.

In this discussion, we look back at the 'failure' of the electron, and the birth of ARM architecture.

With great thanks to Paul for his time, we hope you enjoy this look back at this ground-breaking slice of history, and enjoy a bit of ‘what if?...’ along the way.

The interviews premieres Saturday 20th February at 17:00 UK time.

The Retro Shack can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu_sNg ... Xc02ufoTYg

Come along and join in the chat!

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Will this interview be recorded? I am not sure if I can make at that time... [-o<
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roland wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:10 pm
Will this interview be recorded? I am not sure if I can make at that time... [-o<
It's not live, it's already been recorded.
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I'm guessing it will appear on this playlist, as if by magic:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... qGNd1ycNuO
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Hi there,

The interview is pre-recorded.

What happens with a YouTube Premiere is that at 4pm a ‘watch page’ will appear on the channel along with a chat room. People can then come along and join in the chat before, and during the video itself.

Half an hour (I think..) before the show starts, subscribers get a reminder that it’s about to start, and again five minutes beforehand.

Two minutes before the show starts, a countdown timer starts and then at 5pm on the dot the show begins.

Afterwards, the video will stay on the channel to watch whenever if you miss it, but of course you miss out on the chat :)

Hope you can make it!

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Did he say "My name is Paul Fellows. I wrote Sphinx Adventure. The end "?

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