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Acorn Archimedes in Capital City - Season 1, Episode 2, "Insider Trading" (1989)

Max monitors the weather in the USA on his Acorn Archimedes in at attempt to predict the grain harvest.

Importance: ***
Realism: *****
Max's use of the mouse is perhaps a little unorthodox.

Visibility: ***




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I love 'Capital City' and regularly re-watch the DVDs. The Archimedes appears so prevalently on the Shane Longman dealing floor (and in the traders’ homes), that it's practically a character in its own right! There's a great scene in one of the episodes where a central character, Sirkka, is 'on strike', and is playing a flight simulator game on her Archimedes (it looks a bit like MiG -29 Fulcrum). Over her shoulder appears Peter Longman, the company founder, visiting unexpectedly from his island in the Caribbean. Suffice to say the MiG crashes...!
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