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Tech: ZX Spectrum 30 years old

Geoff the Duck 23 Apr 12 - 09:41 AM
Geoff the Duck 23 Apr 12 - 09:44 AM
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Steve Parkes 23 Apr 12 - 04:24 PM
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Subject: Tech: ZX Spectrum 30 years old
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 23 Apr 12 - 09:41 AM

Today's Google homepage had a rainbow on it's picture of St.George and Dragon. If you clicked on the picture it brought up links to the 30th anniversary of the release of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer.

I've still got mine in a box somewhere. Must get it out and have a play...

Quack!
Geoff the Duck.


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Subject: RE: Tech: ZX Spectrum 30 years old
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 23 Apr 12 - 09:44 AM

One of the links :- Article from The Telegraph.
Quack!
GtD


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Subject: RE: Tech: ZX Spectrum 30 years old
From: Will Fly
Date: 23 Apr 12 - 09:58 AM

I have one somewhere as well! Marvellous in its day - taught myself Basic (and BASIC) programming on one of those things.


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Subject: RE: Tech: ZX Spectrum 30 years old
From: Jim McLean
Date: 23 Apr 12 - 10:20 AM

I started with the ZX80, small white one, then moved onto the 81 and then the Spectrum. Still have all three.


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Subject: RE: Tech: ZX Spectrum 30 years old
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 23 Apr 12 - 04:24 PM

Still got my ZX81 (why didn't we have an anniversary last year?) and its HUGE 16K memory module. Hasn't worked for a good many years. My Lynx (look it up) works perfectly well, except for the '3' key. My laptop is fair-to-rubbish; it's only(!) got 1/2MB of RAM and the C drive is over 80% full -- of what, I've no idea ... Time to get a Mac!


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Subject: RE: Tech: ZX Spectrum 30 years old
From: Tyke
Date: 23 Apr 12 - 08:55 PM

Just read a news artical about the US over charging the UK in currency exchange rates. It was on Yahoo best look it up as Apple were one of the worst offenders RIP OFF BRITAIN again!

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/how-american-firms-fleece-brits.html


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Subject: RE: Tech: ZX Spectrum 30 years old
From: Bert
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 12:04 AM

I bought a kit, either an 80 or an 81 I don't remember which. It cost less that $100 and I eventually passed it on to a nephew.

For the money it was a great little machine with a brilliant version of BASIC which was context driven so it didn't have any forbidden keywords. It was very slow though.


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Subject: RE: Tech: ZX Spectrum 30 years old
From: KHNic
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 02:30 PM

There is a site where you can play Spectrum games, if nostalgia takes you. - www.zxspectrum.net.


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Subject: RE: Tech: ZX Spectrum 30 years old
From: vectis
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 05:04 PM

We still have ours, a tape recorder to load the programs with, a joystick and a box of games all working fine.
Trouble is...

is it worth keeping?


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