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    Hello All.
    Here is some basic information on Microbee Technology Pty Ltd.

    Microbee Technology is an Australian company and the home of the Microbee computer range.
    The Microbee (see Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MicroBee ) started out as a kit computer
    based on the Z80 in February of 1982. It was launched in Australia's 'Your Computer' magazine
    with a 32 page lift out. Microbee Systems (as it was then) made a large impact on the Australian
    education market and a lot of kids grew up using Microbees in school.
    The original Microbee company (Applied Technology / Microbee Systems Ltd / Microcorp) traded
    until 1992 when the influx of IBM clones swamped the market. More information on the history
    of the company can be found on the About Us / History pages of our website <here>.

    In 2012 Microbee Technology relaunched the famous brand with a limited edition kit computer
    based on an earlier
    model - the Premium Plus, running CP/M but with the addition of SDcard
    floppy emulation, ethernet, extra ram and a secondary
    processor (Freescale Coldfire M52259) to
    run uClinux (
    http://www.microbeetechnology.com.au/premiumpluskit.htm).
    We also have a range of peripherals for these older models.

    Microbee Technology has 2 main streams of business - current tech development boards, and
    retro technology.

    We are based in Melbourne, Australia.
    Web: www.microbeetechnology.com.au
    F: www.facebook.com/MicrobeeTechnology
    G+:
    plus.google.com/+MicrobeetechnologyAu
    Tw: www.twitter.com/MbeeTech (@MbeeTech)

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    Well nothing is more Retro than a "build it yourself" home computer.

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    Definitely interested in a kit. Subscribed to e-mail newsletter.

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    I remember my sister's ex-boyfriend brought around to our house a "beemodem" which he used to show us how he connects to a BBS. It had a picture of a bee on it, and I think the serif font was lowercase.
    I'm sure it was the same logo that your company uses. I'm suprised that you are still around.

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    Loved these computers. Grew up with them at school and learned to program in basic. Remember the 3 inch drives as well!
    Last edited by Shado80; 23rd January 2018 at 12:18.

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