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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #105 on: 2020.April.23. 08:21:19 »
Theese scans isn't very bad. OCR acomplished at 99% correctly (I'm using the console version of Tesseract).
And then I always make a proofreading (even if I didn't know language of article). For Italian or Spanish articles it very simple, but more hard for German (or Hungary), and hardest for text in Greek. :)

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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #106 on: 2020.April.23. 10:23:55 »
and hardest for text in Greek. :)
Not to mention Arabic and Chinese. :D It would be Impossible Mission 3.
100 SOUND SOURCE 3,STYLE 16,LEFT 16,RIGHT 64,SYNC 2
110 SOUND SOURCE 2,STYLE 128,PITCH 25.2,SYNC 2
120 SOUND PITCH 25,SYNC 2
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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #107 on: 2020.October.05. 00:11:04 »
Format Vol.10 №10 (June 1997) pp.21-22.

Article "Enterprise. The Last of a Generation"




TV Gamer Jul 1984 p.6

Article "Prism gets Oric, Elan"
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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #108 on: 2020.October.05. 09:20:14 »
Format Vol.10 №10 (June 1997) pp.21-22.
The EP Forever site cannot link to ftp for some reason.
So copy-paste :)
ftp://bbc.nvg.org/pub/sam-coupe/magazines/Format/Vol%2010/10.pdf

Edited: Still, the link works, just differently. Funny :D
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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #109 on: 2020.October.05. 16:49:34 »
Decided to revise all issues of the magazine TV-Gamer.
Found another two mentions:

TV-Gamer Apr-84 p.63
Title: "Which computer?"


TV-Gamer Jun-84 p.60
Title: "TV Gamer Club" (yellow background)

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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #110 on: 2020.October.07. 20:18:10 »
I don't know if we already have this mention about the Enterprise 64 commercial video on a memory book by AArdman Animation.

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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #111 on: 2020.October.07. 22:58:57 »
gflorez, wow! Very interesting!

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All these ventures were relatively straightforward compared to the attention to detail required for the most spectacular commercial produced by Aardman in this period – an ad for the innovative Enterprise 64 computer, which had been developed by a British company called Intelligent Software. It boasted a 64-kilobyte memory (a lot in those days!), and the advertising agency wanted to stress its modern, groundbreaking qualities with a commercial that compared it to other computers, which would now seem obsolete.

The Enterprise 64 production was another indication that the workload for Aardman was beyond Peter and David alone. Neither of them would boast that they were born salesmen or businessmen, and around this time they started taking on employees.

Peter and David had also just hired their first animator-employee, a young man named Richard Goleszowski, who had just graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Exeter College of Art and Design. He had specialised in animation, of course. Twenty-three years old, of Polish ancestry, he was smart, creative and intuitive. He had a sardonic sense of humour and talent to burn. In later years, he changed his name to Richard Starzak, though in Aardman circles, where he enjoys almost legendary status, he is universally known as ‘Golly’. He seemed to fit in with the company ethic from the word go.

Golly played a crucial role in the look of the Enterprise 64 commercial. The ad agency had had the idea of representing older computers as skeletons. Golly sketched his version of a modern museum, sleek and abstract with black granite-style plinths, and inspired the idea of placing the old skeletal computers on the plinths in stark contrast to the Enterprise
64.

To the accompaniment of the old spiritual song ‘Dem Bones’, these ancient skeletal computers prance around the modern museum; one of them literally crumbles into dust. The voiceover emphasises the point: ‘Some home computers are already obsolescent – their memory limited, their performance slow.’

And then came the punchline: ‘The Enterprise 64 . . . could be obsolescence, built out.’ It very well could have been, but, in a savage twist of fate, the company behind the Enterprise 64 – which doubled its memory and became the Enterprise 128 – went broke around the time the commercial was first broadcast.

Still, that was no comment on the quality of Aardman’s work, which was widely praised. It had been an incredibly complex commercial to shoot, requiring a twenty-strong crew – including (among others) a director of photography, a camera operator, focus puller, four modeller-puppeteers, a producer, floor manager and two set riggers, not to mention Pete, Dave – and Golly, who animated it. Aardman received ?35,000 for it – an astronomical sum in those days. (Peter and David had submitted a budget of ?15,000 to the agency, only to be gently told by the agency producer that it was not enough to produce the commercial. She revised it for them and more than doubled it.)

To put this amount in context, and to highlight the difference between the worlds of television and advertising, Peter and David had shot an entire series of The Amazing Adventures of Morph – twenty-six episodes totalling 130 minutes of film – for ?60,000. Now they were receiving ?35,000 for a thirty-second commercial. They shook their heads in bewilderment,
but they couldn’t deny they were rather pleased.
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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #112 on: 2020.October.08. 09:45:47 »
Link to youtube video of 128 version of "bones" advert: https://youtu.be/Yp6wc6YJpn4

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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #113 on: 2020.October.25. 00:21:03 »
I don't know if we have or not this web article about the Enterprise, but  the bibliography that includes can serve to search even more magazines where the Enterprise or its creators are mentioned, some sources with included link:

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"Chess wizard behind new micro", Popular Computing Weekly, 11th August 1983, p. 1
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"Who's king?", Personal Computer World, September 1980, p. 123
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"The machine that plays with itself", Personal Computer World, September 1980, p. 42
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"Chess Champion V can beat the best", Practical Computing, January 1982, p. 47
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"The designer's tale", Practical Computing, January 1983, p. 29
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"Intelligent Software", Personal Computer World, April 1983, p. 196
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"Prizy money up for grabs", Popular Computing Weekly, 26th April 1984, p. 5
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"Chess machines give tough opposition", Popular Computing Weekly, 30th April 1982, p. 5
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Experts confounded as machine out-thinks gradnmaster Nunn", Your Computer, March 1982, p. 12
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"Enterprising Elan", Popular Computing Weekly, 22nd September 1983, p. 5
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"Editorial page", Personal Computer World, Vol. 1 No. 2 April 1978, p. 3
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http://speleotrove.com/acorn/acornHistory.html
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"The Elan Story", Meirion Jones, Your Computer, January 1984, p. 78-85
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"An enterprising move from Elan", Popular Computing Weekly, 22nd September 1983, p. 1
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http://www.micromouseonline.com/micromouse-book/history/
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"ZX80s on the brain", Practical Computing, March 1982, p. 149
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"Heavy Metal Mickeys", Practical Computing, May 1982, p. 161
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"Chess wizard", Popular Computing Weekly, 11th August 1983, p. 5
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"An enterprising move", Popular Computing Weekly, 20th October 1983, p. 13
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Samurai advert, Personal Computer World, April 1983, p. 249
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"New name for Flan", Popular Computing Weekly, 22nd March 1984, p. 5
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"Egg on faces as Elan turns in to Flan", Personal Computer News, February 25th 1984, p. 3
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"Egg on the face for Flan", Popular Computing Weekly, 23rd February 1984, p. 5
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"Late start", Personal Computer World, March 1984, p. 18
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"Fourth name for Flan", Popular Computing Weekly, 8th March 1984, p. 5
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"Spring-loaded Elan", Personal Computer News, September 22 1983, p. 7
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"An enterprising move", Popular Computing Weekly, 20th October 1983, p. 13
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"Enterprise", Popular Computing Weekly, 13th December 1984, p. 5
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"New name for Flan", Popular Computing Weekly, 22nd March 1984, p. 5
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"Enterprise moves in - and out - of shops", Personal Computer News, January 12th 1985, p. 4
31
"Enterprise arrives", Popular Computing Weekly, 13th December 1984, p. 1,5
32
"A View to a Kill", Commodore Computing International, July 1985, p. 46-47
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"Enterprise go for century", Personal Computer News, April 20th 1985, p.2
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"Monitor - In brief", Personal Computer News, March 30th 1985, p. 2
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"Atari 520 not out, CPC 128 declared", Your Computer, July 1985, p. 13
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"Enterprise 128 vies with QL", Popular Computing Weekly, 23rd May 1985, p. 4
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"Extra cost", Popular Computing Weekly, 6th June 1985, p. 17
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"Commodore 128 Review", Your Computer, June 1985, p. 49
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"Amstrad's 6128 battering ram", Your Computer, September 1985, p.43
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"128 Gunfight at the UK corral", Your Computer, September 1985, p. 15
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"Personal Computer World show news", Popular Computing Weekly, 12th September 1985, p. 10
42
"High Street problems for Enterprise", Popular Computing Weekly, 26th December 1985, p. 4
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"Hardware pro-test: Enterprise", Personal Computer News, January 12 1985, p. 27
44
"Interesting points", Steve Groves, Letters, Popular Computing Weekly, 14th February 1985, p. 6
45
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/10/24/elan_flan_enterprise_micro_is_30_years_old/?page=7
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"Enterprise's plan revealed", Popular Computing Weekly, 17th July 1986, p. 5
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"Enterprise is back", Popular Computing Weekly, 31st July 1987, p. 11
48
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-30810148
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http://retro-computers.co.uk/about-us/
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https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/29/retro_computer_ltd_vega_plus_refunds/
51
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/22/retro_computers_ltd_winding_up_backers_creditors/
52
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_Ring_(computer_network)
53
"Madge wins the IBM game", Newsprint, Personal Computer World, June 1988, p. 94

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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #114 on: 2020.November.08. 18:14:17 »
@gflorez, why are you doesn't say about this article?: :)

http://www.retrowiki.es/retrowikimagazine/retrowiki_magazine_12.pdf (pp. 20-22 + 26,27)

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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #115 on: 2020.November.08. 21:58:33 »
Ah.... yes... It was an idea of Ron, another Spanish member of EnterpriseForever and founder of RetroWiki, to do a 2018 magazine with an 80s look...