Plenty of resources can be found via Acornsearch.
And of course you can get the bizarreness of an antialiased RO3.7,
3.1 or 4 on your desktop
Digging out old files, found the following:
Oh sadly, Acorn
Computers departed those verdant pastures known as the IT market.
It was a dark time in the 20th Century, where the glimmer of true
easy access low power computing seemed far off. So...
Thank you for the Set Top Box. Thank you for Reduced Instruction
Set Computers and processors. Thank you for being
radical. Thank you for a drag, drop and menu system that you could
use anywhere in the desktop. Thank you for having embarrassingly
silly but well executed prototypes of technology that can still
be described today as "mental". (a toaster in your computer
- were they predicting their future in reverse?). Thank you for
task windows, for they are verily the height of cool CLI. Thank
you for creating generations of young and slightly older UK programmers.
Thank you for shift double clicking and easily understood file formats.
And most of all, thank you for putting the 64K of vector manipulating
loveliness that was Acorn !Draw into ROM. Oh, yeah, thank you for
and the new mobile revolution.
A moving tale of a young man's dream of making a pair of automated
dancing shoes in order to gain acceptance among his Ministry
Things turn sour when he fails to make a half size. (Straight to
SPILLING BLOODY MURDER
A spilt pint in the Broken Axe leads to bloody financial warfare
as two city brokers gradually tear apart the virtual trading floors
of London and partake in highly slanderous Instant Messenger conversations.
WINGS OF PI
A butterfly overdoses on nectar and discovers the secrets of the
A Porn Baron tries to move into the 21st century with hilarious
results. Tricky in that the PB has to appeal to the reader.
Something by Philip K. Dick dealing with robotic/preprogrammed
intelligences, dubious governmental systems and a cyborg intelligence/individual
who encompasses both. The intelligence/individual is only recognised
when the hero/heroine (a conformist engineer close to a nervous
breakdown) tries to make a conversion from euros to sterling and
the automated robotic bank teller gets confused. (Movie rights sold.)