Monthly Archives: November 2017


“Hedgehog Close” video needs your vote! Plus a Christmas present idea.

By |November 24th, 2017|News|

Forget those sickly Christmas videos on TV. Instead vote for the cutest video of the year - "Hedgehog Close" by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. You can view it and vote at And, yes, those funky "hedgehog highway" signs would make great Christmas presents for anyone with a garden. You can order them (at a [...]

Clive Osborne Using Herschel – Yet Again

By |November 16th, 2017|News|

Back in the 1980's I visited a small electronic sub-contract assembly company in Newbury. It was called Osborne Electronics, founded by Clive Osborne, who was now looking for a stock control system. Something simple and cheap. He started using Herschel. Over the next decade Osborne Electronics, with a little bit of help from Herschel, grew [...]