The REALLY big news from Wakefield revealed at last

Imaginations were fired up thanks to all the excitement!

In the run up to the Wakefield Show, which took place a couple of days ago, it became very clear that there was going to be some big news. Something was kicked off shortly before the event, and it seemed likely there would be an announcement of some significance about that at the show.

However, I am led to believe that there has been some disappointment, not only from people who attended but also from people who didn’t and who have been eagerly waiting to find out what the fuss was all about.

Well, fear not, because RISCOSitory has the scoop you’ve all been waiting for.

It’s perfectly clear that the main reason for the disappointment was that because the poll was kicked off on Twitter the day before the show, people obviously expected the result to be revealed on the day – but in fact the Twitter poll was only one part of the process. Recognising that not all RISC OS users have Twitter accounts, RISCOSbits‘ Andy Marks intended to continue the poll manually at the Wakefield Show. This meant the result was never going to be revealed at the show.

How could it be?

As such, I would like to apologise if anyone reading about the poll on this website was led to believe the results would be published at Wakefield. To be fair, that was never implied, but I can see how it may have been inferred – when I wrote about the poll, I only mentioned the Twitter aspect, and failed to state that it was also to be continued manually on the Saturday.

With that out of the way, Andy was able to tot up the results after the show had closed, and has kindly provided them to me to exclusively reveal here on RISCOSitory.

And that result – which has been calculated with some considerable effort thanks to the astoundingly high shamefully low turnout at the polling booth RISCOSbits stand – is that 75% of those who voted got it right, by voting for BÜRP as the name of the new case for development boards.

Well done to all of you – and I look forward to hearing an appropriate start-up sound on any RISC OS systems housed in the cases.

And for those interested, other suggestions on the day included ‘Box’ and ‘Case’ – so people were clearly excited, and their imaginations all fired up thanks to the immense hype leading up to the event.

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