Re: Tell me again what problem this solves?
Saying that the BBC Micro wasn't a BBC product is both technically correct and utterly irrelevant.
It was a BBC product in all the important ways. It was promoted by the BBC, it was commissioned by the BBC, it was the BBC's idea to launch a branded computer and accompanying TV series in the first place. The BBC was the reason that so many schools standardised on that model. And the BBC was the driving force behind the decision to make the machine so orientated towards programming and hobby use rather than games focussed like most other machines at the time.
Your comment brings this to mind: http://xkcd.com/1475/