Saturday, 21 May 2011

Bletchley Park and the start of the road to the GP2X!

This is an Acorn A500 from 1986, the first prototype computer with an ARM 1 CPU -- and therefore in a way it can be seen as the start of the journey that led to the ARM chips that power the GP2X. Only 100 were made, and this one is at The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park. Limited resources mean that the museum is only open on Thursday and Saturday afternoons, but if you get a chance to go, take it; it's fantastic. Actually, Bletchley Park as a whole is great, and the rest of the site is open much more often.


  1. It seems somehow really strange to see that, considering what it eventually led to. An Acorn A500 too looking suspiciously like an Amiga A500!

  2. *Grins* Maybe Acorn should have sued Commodore for patent infringement, then!