|★ PEOPLES ★ CPC464 LAUNCHED IN A BLAZE OF PUBLICITY (CPC464 USER) ★|
|CPC464 Launched in a Blaze of Publicity (CPC464 User)|
Over 400 journalists packed the Great Hall of London's historic Westminster School, on April 10th and 11th to hear what Einstein, Ravel, Archimedes, Monet and Shakespeare had to say about Amstrad's new personal computer.
The namesakes of these very famous people had been found through extensive research and they were invited to demonstrate the CPC464's abilities.
They, each with the help of a CPC464 and some ingenious programming by Amsoft, performed admirably. Einstein proved that E did equal MC2, Ravel played the Bolero from graphically displayed sheet music, Archimedes demonstrated a rather risque version of the displacement of water, Monet showed a digitised picture of his namesake and Shakespeare showed how easy writing Hamlet could have been with a word-processor package. The audience was clearly impressed.
No sooner had Fleet Street gone to press, than the Switchboard was busy with customers eager to be pointed in the direction of their nearest Amstrad stockist.
At the press conference, Amstrad had indicated that supplies of the computer would be in the shops by the end of June.
CPC464 USER (8/1984)