morelenmir Posted October 28, 2015 Share Posted October 28, 2015 I certainly think disposable income played its part. The market for high end machines in the UK was far smaller imho. In addition I think there was another factor, I completely missed the growth of the PC compatible market for a long time and in the UK many small businesses didn't use PC Clones but 8-bit micros. A good point! I know the Dean of a national university who used to run what would today be called 'Human Resources' entirely from a 48K spectrum with the actual staff data stored on Microdrive! I finally got my first Spectrum 48K from him in 1989 - including a green Clarks shoebox full of literally more than a hundred Microdrive tapes! - when he moved up in the world to an Amstrad CPC with a genuine, if 3'' disc drive. He finally gave in to the PC revolution in late 1992. At no point however did he use an Atari... 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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