Talk:Acorn Online Media Set Top Box

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Distinguishing between models[edit]

Page might need something to distinguish between http://acorn.chriswhy.co.uk/Computers/OM_STB1.html and http://acorn.chriswhy.co.uk/Computers/OM_STB20.html.--Flibble (talk) 10:12, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

I agree, and have just made a couple of minor amendments. There's some info at Foundation Risc World, but we probably need to create Online Media (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) really! There's also some common ground and cross-referencing potential with Cambridge Cable (one of my first articles... and doesn't it show!) -- Trevj (talk · contribs) 14:17, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
Does this piece at tech-insider.org mean that StrongARM boxes were being prototyped? -- Trevj (talk · contribs) 14:24, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
No it's marketing fluff, taking inferences from Press Releases is certainly not a reliable source. Also unreleased prototypes and development work, whilst personally interesting to me, are not likely to be notable enough products to be worth wikifying, also issues with undue weight etc.--Flibble (talk) 10:01, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
OK. I wasn't thinking of a standalone article, more a reference here within this one. Just a single sentence. -- Trevj (talk · contribs) 17:58, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
But it says nothing about prototypes, it's all inference you're drawing. The quote from M Bird is just "we might be able to use this StrongARM in the future", and that's not really saying anything worth reporting here, (unless there's actually some evidence that they did use it).--Flibble (talk) 20:14, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
OK - I see your point now. Thanks. -- Trevj (talk · contribs) 09:14, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
And here's something by Oregan (related Drobe report) which you'll probably know more about than I do. -- Trevj (talk · contribs) 14:49, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
Oregan and Drobe links are not linking Oregan to Online Media in any way, merely mentioning OM in a historical context.--Flibble (talk) 10:01, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
More for any potential use within Online Media than here. In fact, the company is probably more notable than the boxes themselves, so maybe the article should be re-worked and moved accordingly. -- Trevj (talk · contribs) 17:58, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
How about you see if there's enough material for a few paragraphs within Acorn Computers, then see if it's really worth spinning out. Online Media was only a seperate marketing name of Acorn for a very short time before being merged back into Acorn again. August 1994 to ~Februaray 1997. Can mention ART and Acorn Education at the same time.
AFAIK neither ART (Applied Risc Technologies, formerly Acorn Risc Technologies IIRC) nor Acorn Education were separate legal entities, more operating divisions within Acorn. Online Media was a separate corporate entity (apparently company no. 02926030) which probably satisfies WP:CORPDEPTH. I agree that a summary within Acorn Computers would be appropriate, but going into too much detail there about the TV trial and Online Media itself could be WP:UNDUE. Anyway, I'm not doing anything on this right now, as I'm working on getting sources to potentially dePROD Oregano (web browser) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) ATM. Cheers. -- Trevj (talk · contribs) 09:14, 23 January 2014 (UTC)