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An Interview with Steve Furber

University of Manchester's Steve Furber

Courtesy of Steve Furber

Steve Furber, designer of the seminal BBC Microcomputer System and the widely used ARM microprocessor, reflects on his career.

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Thank you for documenting this history. It would be fun to hear interviews with some of his colleagues


In 1983, for Christmas I got a BBC Micro as a present... Here I am 28 years later still developing s/w. Acorn then, was like the Apple of today.. I was proud to have a BBC Micro, it was like the Rolls Royce of 'home computers'


Regarding this sentence:

'performing the same amount of work as other 32-bit processors while consuming one-tenth the amount of electricity'

1. Can we have a reference for that please?
2. What is 'amount of electricity'? was it supposed to be 'amount of power'?

Thank you.

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