Oct 122014

If news were a hot dog, this would be the ketchup. (Ketchup? Catch-up? Geddit? No? Ho hum – where’s my coat?)

Here at the RISCOSitory/Soft Rock Software top secret underground bunker (whose entrance is cunningly disguised as a ramshackle shed) things have become somewhat busy positively hectic over the last couple of months, which has resulted in no news being posted to the site whatsoever for almost a month – not even in the ‘press release’ format whereby an announcement is simply quoted in full. So, in order to catch up – and possibly look back over other things that have been missed previously – it’s time for another dreaded ‘Snippets’ post! (Boo, hiss!) Continue reading »

  •  October 12, 2014
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Aug 172014

LET TechGuides = (printed OR digital) magazine + (email OR (email + telephone + skype) OR on-site) support1

Following his recent campaign to raise funds to publish a book about the history of Acorn Computers, David Bradforth has again turned to crowd funding website Indiegogo to raise funds for another project. This time, the goal is to launch a new magazine and support scheme, called TechGuides. Continue reading »

  •  August 17, 2014
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Jul 262014

Family and friends of David Holden pay tribute with a new website.

With the recent, unfortunate death of David Holden, as well as condolences for the family, some concern was expressed on usenet and other forums about what would happen to his business, APDL, including the hardware and software David sold, as well as the vast amounts of software that existed in the ‘public domain library’ that gave APDL its name, and other resources made available on the website. Continue reading »

  •  July 26, 2014
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Jul 102014

Announcement from Dave Bradforth, 10th July, 2014.

Working in conjunction with the estate of David Holden, we will shortly be launching the first stage of The APDL Archive.

This is planned to be a lasting tribute to David Holden’s work, and an invaluable resource for all users of RISC OS computers. Continue reading »

  •  July 10, 2014
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Jun 282014

From little Acorns grow great oaks dead tree publications.

David Bradforth has set up a crowd-funding campaign to publish a new book, to be called A Potted History of Acorn Computers.

The proposed book will be a 132 page, perfect-bound, full-colour, A4 publication and, according to the Indiegogo page David has set up, his plan is for “a loose deadline of October for the books to ship to the purchasers; this will be the latest date for the final production giving approximately ten weeks [from the date the Indiegogo campaign closes – 15th August] to produce the book before it goes off to print.” Continue reading »

  •  June 28, 2014
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