The Acorn Story
Acorn is one of the UK’s best loved names in electronics. Acorn is responsible for some breakthrough computing products that have changed the course of computing history, as well as kickstarting the ‘Home Computing’ revolution. Many of today’s IT professionals started their journey on ‘an Acorn’.
Today, Acorn aims to be the UK’s favourite name in technology and be the UK champion of electronics.
UK Pioneers A Tribute
Acorn flagship products are all named in tribute to the UK pioneers who have pushed forward computing and digital electronics. These incredible people have helped to create the world we live in and Acorn aims to help highlight and celebrate these achievements.
The BBC Micro
The iconic BBC Micro was a milestone moment and redefined UK computing history (documented in the BBC’s drama Micro Men). Developed by Acorn in the 1980’s, the Micro formed the centrepiece of the “BBC Computer Literacy Project” to help educate people on what computers were, and how to use one. Recently the BBC has launched the Micro:Bit to help kids learn to code.
The Micro was one of the best loved and best selling computers of all time, selling over a million units and claimed 85% of the UK education computing market. For many, it was their first ‘hands on’ experience and the reason they fell in love with computing.
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Designing the future
Acorn is passionate about producing products to shake up and challenge the industry. Designing innovative and forward-looking products for Home, for Business and for Education, Acorn products are all created with our secret formula of useful functionality, great experience, breakthrough technology and everyday pricing.
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Disclaimer: Acorn Inc Ltd has no affiliation with Acorn Computers Ltd formed in 1978. The Acorn trademark and logo is used under license. All other Trademarks are property of their respecitve owners. The ARM logo is a registered trademark of ARM Holdings Ltd. Apple is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.