Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 11:01 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The ZX Spectrum is 30 years old. The successor to Sir Clive Sinclair's ZX81 - at the time the world's best selling consumer computer - it introduced colour 'high resolution' graphics and sound. It also offered an extended version of Sinclair Basic, a computer language with which hundreds of thousands of users were already familiar."
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my first computer
by REM2000 on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 12:04 UTC
REM2000
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2006-07-25

my first computer was a ZX Spectrum 48K and i loved it, the colours, the games and of course the introduction to programming. A really wonderful experience, i love modern technology however really appreciate growing up during the ZX spectrum days as the computers were so raw and open with a great attitude of "theres the computer do what you can with it" computers today seem a little more of a sealed unit and not to be changed, with the exception of the fresh modern takes like Rasberry Pi.

I loved the rubber keys and playing games like tapper and daley thompsons decathlon it was incredible.

It's a shame that in the UK the Sinclair C5 overshadowed Clive's earlier great products (yes i know the C5 was ahead of it's time but it sustained a mockery that has never been lived down).

Fingers crossed more british designers and engineers come forward and try and balance out the US bias on technology and hopefully start pushing the UK next generation and indeed many other countries generations to think i don't need a computer from the states i can build my own.

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