Date : Wed, 14 Feb 2001 07:47:17 -0000
From : John Simpson <Simpson.J@...>
Subject: Re: Hidden message on Issue 7 motherboard
> On a related note: someone I work with who used to code for the Electron
> thinks he remembers some stink about the earliest Electrons having a
> message hidden in them from the designers. Does this ring any bells with
> anyone? Or was Stuart in one of his drug-crazed hallucinations again?
This is true. The message is in the OS ROM, in page &FE I think. It is not
very interesting, just a list of names of the people on the development
Later Acorn machines carried on this tradition. In RISC OS 3.5 (I think), if
you click on the letters "T" "E" "A" "M" in the string "Acorn Computers Ltd"
you get a graphics file generated with photos of all the developers.