Torch - The Computer to Set the World Alight
After former chartered accountants Martin Vlieland-Boddy and Peter Harris had been applying their finance-gained skills to bring technology to the world of management consultancy, they decided to star...
A history of management: part 1
This colourful and quintessentially 80s advert from Torch provides a nice summary of the company's output so far, including the original Communicator (center, now known as the C-series) as well as the...
23rd June 1984
Unicorn - Five new channels for the BBC. Here's the full programme.
A few months before the launch of Torch's Graduate - an attempt at a complete IBM PC "plug-in module" for the BBC - comes the Unicorn. This was a range of what were effectively entire computers in a b...
"From only £764 the new Torch Graduate will upgrade your BBC Model B to a powerful 16 bit busiess computer"
Something of a curiosity from the days when it was quite common to hybridise computers, like the Commodore C128 with its own native mode, a 6510/6502 equivalent for C64 compatibility and a Z80 for all...
The best thing next to a BBC Micro
Available at around the same time as Torch's "Graduate" - a plug-in system for the BBC Micro which made it more-or-less an IBM PC (using the BBC as a keyboard and display), Torch's Z80 Extension Proce...