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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Good memories
by tdemj on Tue 24th Apr 2007 16:54 UTC
tdemj
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2006-01-03

It brings back memories of the fun times of my childhood. The countless hours of Attic Attack and Jetset Willy. I was 14 years old when, trying to write a game of my own, I filled the entire memory of the Spectrum with BASIC program. It simply didn't let me add another line of code. That's when I decided to start programming in assembly. Not having a usable assembler, I hand coded machine code in hex. I had to wait for a PC with a 20MB hard drive until I could write my first C program.

Back in the Spectrum days it took 5 minutes to load a 32k game. Now I carry over 9GB in my pocket every day.

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