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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Those were the days....
by quatermass on Tue 24th Apr 2007 14:23 UTC
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2005-08-03

Ah sweet memories of buying a 48K Speccy and taking it back the next day to say that's broken and I want my money back.

Oh I wonder how many people 'upgraded' their 16K Spectrum that Christmas in that way? ;-))

My first hack job was on a Speccy...

Then I used to convert BBC B programs to work on the Acorn Electron. Now that was a Spectrum competitor.

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