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"The Lucas Nascom 1 and 2". Lucas were nothing to do with the Nascom 1, not much to do with the 2, and to blame for the Nascom 3. Lawrence the Long-Haired Wierdo.
The Nascom 1, at least had a version of Cobol available for it. I remember because I wrote my first ever computer program on a Nascom 1 in Cobol. I thought it came as standard, but I could be wrong.
There was also a version of colossal cave adventure for the Nascom 1. I'm not sure what it was written in. Salsa Man (not logged in) 27 Sep 2006.
- The owner made it. The NAS Co electronic parts supply company of the UK originally provided a kit of parts and a circuit board for the NAS COMputer to the purchaser and he (it was almost invariably a he) soldered it together. When sales took off NASCo reformed as NASCOM Microcomputers UK Limited and when that company later ran into problems owing to component shortages from its suppliers, it was sold off to the UK car parts company, Lucas Industries, who actually supplied a ready-assembled NASCOM 2 in a case. This they named the NASCOM 3. They no longer manufacture NASCOMs for sale to the general public. However as far as I know they retain the name and manufacturing rights. -- Derek Ross | Talk 20:58, 19 August 2010 (UTC)