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Saturday, April 29 • 16:00 - 16:50
The Rise and Sudden Fall of the Jupiter ACE Computer

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In 1982 two well-known ex Sinclair Research employees (Richard Altwasser and Steve Vickers) formed a company called Jupiter Cantab. They created and sold two versions of their computer: The Jupiter ACE and the Jupiter ACE 4000. This was the first home computer to boot directly to the FORTH language. By 1983 the company was bankrupt with under 6,000 units sold. What happened? Find out more about this unique machine, the short history of Jupiter Cantab, and why, 30+ years later, there's still more story to tell.

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Craig Maloney (he/him/coffee?)

Programmer, Penguicon Staff
Programmer, Author, Editor, Game Designer, Podcaster, Musician, and that metal fan who also subscribes to BBC Music Magazine. I contain multitudes and coffee.

Saturday April 29, 2017 16:00 - 16:50 EDT