So, like, here’s the latest goss, dudes and dudettes1:
- Ten years ago this week, I wrote a piece for technology site The Iconbar called ‘How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Leave RISC OS’.
- Today, I wrote a follow up: ‘How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Leave RISC OS: 10 Years On’. (My imaginative headlines continue to amaze.)
Both articles assume a certain level of interest in the operating system RISC OS, and a familiarity with the crappy politics of the platform. If you have that: great, dive right in.
If you don’t, let me sell the articles to you a different way. The first piece captures some of the frustration in leaving the first computing platform you fell in love with. The second piece touches on something I’ve meant to write about for ages, but never quite managed – about how I became less and less interested in computing merely for the sake of computing.
Yes, it’s a love story. Although I must point out that despite the inferences of my friends at school, I have never stuck my knob in the cassette port of a BBC Micro.
I am never using that phrase again in my life. ↩