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NEXT MEETING                

DATE:   Monday 15th April 2024
SUBJECT:   RiscPC 30th Birthday
PRESENTER:   Party time!
TIME:   7:45pm (although ROUGOL members start arriving at the pub from 6.30pm and the Zoom meeting will open at 7.30pm)
VENUE:   Upstairs in the Chichester or Petworth Room at The Duke of Sussex public house, 23 Baylis Road, SE1 7AY , and also Online via Zoom

In a bit of fortuitous timing, this month's meeting coincides with the 30th birthday of the RiscPC, which was launched on 15th April 1994. We will be having a party (well, drinks and food, we are in a pub after all) to celebrate its legacy and/or whinge about its failings.

The direction of the meeting is very much up to you. What are your memories and stories about the RiscPC. Were you (like me!) at the launch event in the Cumberland Hotel near Marble Arch in London? Did you have any unusual uses, special software or hardware? Do you still have a RiscPC in use because it's doing a particular job which can't be transferred to a modern RISC OS machine? Sibelius springs to mind, but there are bound to be other custom systems still going.

We should have a RiscPC in the pub for everyone to play with. Feel free to bring along your own kit too, or if you can't make it to the pub, show it off over Zoom. Please let us know if you plan to bring/show something. You will have to provide your own birthday cake!

RISCOSitory published an excellent article on the history of the RiscPC for its 20th birthday which is well worth a read.

The usual arrangements

Meetings are free and everyone is welcome, no booking required, just turn up at the pub. Zoom attendees contact us for the link. (If you have attended any of our previous Zoom meetings, it is the same link)

The Duke of Sussex is easily accessible by public transport from in and around London and the south east, and serves a wide range of food and drinks. All meetings benefit from a large screen display, so everyone should have a great view.

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