People using the RISC OS platform back in the days of Acorn Computers will remember the names of a number of people who worked for Acorn, one of whom will undoubtedly be Chris Cox.
Chris was one of the company’s main public faces at shows, and also headed up The Clan, Acorn’s official userbase ‘fan club’. Having joined Acorn in 1994 in the role of Marketing Manager for the enthusiast sector – which was when The Clan was launched – just two years later he became manager of the Computer Business Unit at Acorn RISC Technologies (ART), which oversaw the launch of the StrongARM processor.
If you want to listen to Chris talking about that period, and to get the inside scoop on the company’s various successes and failures – and, of course, the days leading up to Acorn’s final closure – then you need to think about attending the next RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) meeting. Chris will be talking to the group and answering questions on the subject of ART on Monday, 18th February.
With a start time of 7:45pm, the meeting will take place at:
The Blue-Eyed Maid (upstairs in the restaurant),
173 Borough High Street,
Entry to the meeting is free, and the restaurant serves a range of Indian and English dishes, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. It can be easily reached by public transport, being located between, and a only short walk from Borough and London Bridge stations – both of which are only a short trip from other mainline stations.
The group also organises the annual London Show, and this year’s date is already set – so mark 26th October in your diaries, and think early about your travel arrangements to the St Giles Hotel in Feltham!