Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Aug 2012 04:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Quick - name the most important personal computer of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Those of you who mentioned the legendary Apple II - that's fine. I respect your decision. Forced to think objectively in 2012, I may even agree. But if you just named Radio Shack's TRS-80, you made me smile. Your choice is entirely defensible. And back in the TRS-80's heyday, I not only would have agreed with it but would have vehemently opposed any other candidate."
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RE: Ah, yes.
by chiwaw on Sun 5th Aug 2012 04:46 UTC in reply to "Ah, yes."
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I learned to program in Z80 assembly in 2000 for a job. Kind of late in the game. Sometimes I wish I could go back at 8 with my current knowledge and apply that now useless Z80 skills to blow everyone's minds. (and invest my lunch money in Apple stocks).

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RE[2]: Ah, yes.
by JLF65 on Sun 5th Aug 2012 17:31 in reply to "RE: Ah, yes."
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You CAN blow people's minds with your new RAD skillz! Folks looking to do some Z80 programming often do their own programs for the old Sega Master System, or the MSX computer. You can find flash carts for the SMS to even run your game on the real machine.

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RE[3]: Ah, yes.
by chiwaw on Sun 5th Aug 2012 19:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Ah, yes."
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Oh once in a while, like a werewolf under a full moon, I get infused with a Z80 rage, re-install my Colecovision devkit and start homebrewing for a little while. I never finished anything at home tho. Usually the rage goes away 3-4 days later and I think "wooaa what the fuck happened?" and then I happily go back to C#. :-P

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