Acorn releases the BBC Micro
1st December 1981
In December 1981, Acorn Computers Ltd launched the BBC Micro, though production problems meant that deliveries of the computer were delayed until 1982.
The BBC Micro, or "beeb" as it was popularly known, was developed in conjunction with the British Broadcasting Corporation as part of a nationwide computer literacy project.
Based on the 6502A microprocessor, two models were available: