Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 22:47 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Clive Sinclair's ZX Spectrum is a quarter of a century old today. The machine that really launched the UK IT industry hit the streets of a depressed Britain on 23 April, 1982. Dark days, then. But lo, along came bespectacled Messiah Sir Clive Sinclair with the successor to his 1981 release, the black-and-white ZX-81. The ZX Spectrum boasted a visual cortex-melting eight colours at 256 x 192 resolution, blistering 3.5MHz CPU, and crucially, a crisp-repelling vulcanised rubber keyboard."
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I loved the Speccy
by gleng on Tue 24th Apr 2007 09:18 UTC
gleng
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2006-02-16

I also had an Amstrad CPC 464, which I think was technically a much better machine, but nothing came close to the pure class that the ZX Spectrum 48 had.

I'm so glad that it can live on in legal emulation. With new software releases, no less!

Such a fun computer, with a great community of users and developers. I would love to see something like that released today. A simple computer, with a simple OS, designed for bedroom coders.

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