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The Machine Room is Back!
This is the recovered Machine Room from 2005. Please don't expect wonders. The look and feel of this site is nine years old, and so is its code. Some of the functionality has been recovered while the rest of the site is modernised and restructured. Watch this space!
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Makers of the very advanced Sirius 1 (Victor 9000Victor 9000 in the US) computer, among other things.

These guys made some of the most stylish and most useful PC clones of the first half of the Eighties. Of course they didn't sell too well because they weren't one hundred percent IBM PC compatible, but that's besides the point.

The design ideas they had were amazing: keyboards with LCD screens so that the user can tell what the function keys do (or use their computer without a CRT screen); speech recognition as standard; a graphical user interface as standard. The list goes on and on. Truly one of my favourite companies for their brilliant ideas and beautiful machines.

ACT was later renamed Apricot so that people could identify them with their main product line.

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