Drobe (also referred to as Drobe Launchpad) was a computing news web site with a focus on the RISC OS operating system. Its archived material was retained online, curated by editor Chris Williams until late 2020. Drobe was founded in 1999 by Peter Price. In 2001, Peter handed the site over to Chris Williams as editor. After 10 years, it closed as a news site in 2009. It was retained as an historical archive until 2020 when the site went offline. A few weeks after the site's closure Williams posted articles on Micro Men, the television drama about the rivalry between Acorn and Sinclair in the 1980s. He subsequently stated that such articles may continue to appear periodically. More information...

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