I have fond memories of 1986, not only did I pull together a bunch of fledgling PC distributors to take on this range (many of them hadn't distributed PC's before) but I also managed to fit in getting married at the same time. I was trying to remember who the original distributors were and from memory they included:
- MBS (later to merge with Combro – then become Technology plc and got bought out by ICL / Fujitsu) - the orginal IBM PC distributor
- Northamber - still chugging along
- P& P Micro - didn't it move into training? - not sure of the full story
- Norbain Micro (somehow – can’t remember- evolved into Ingram UK)
- First Software (later called Frontline then bought by C2000 / TechData)
- Hugh Symons - still going but not doing the same thing anymore
- Eltec - really not sure what happend up there in Bradford
- Lightning (later to be bought by Parkfield) - gone
- Micro Peripherals - still going great guns
- ADL (subsidiary company) - folded back into main organisation
Some of the team still get together - see my earlier post on reunions - but the idea came up to organise a really big event to celebrate 20 years of personal computing in the UK. Do you think it would have legs? More importantly get sponsors?
Your memory/trivia test: What was Alan Sugar's ledgendary response to the unfounded claim that the PC1512 needed a fan?