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    Nostalgia

    My folks have just been to visit and are gradually dumping all of my toys from their attic in my house.......... Just had some fun playing with my old TCR - http://www.stuffwelove.co.uk/racingsets/tcr.htm

    But the attached piece of paper I found was real nostalgia! I don't recall ever using one other than as scrap paper, but then I would have been about 6-8 years old at the time!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Nostalgia-zx81plotter.jpg  

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    Lordy - I had one of those - used to use it to plot my block GX drawings...

    Plot command on the ZX80 and ZX81

    The Specy had the Draw or Line command which was real nifty at the time...

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    I still have a functioning complete ZX81, in it's original box. It's worth a lot of money.

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    I was too young for the ZX series. But I have my (actually my dad's) BBC Model B in the loft, with a green tube, impact wheel printer and one of the first Watford Electronics 5.25 floppy disk drives.

    Dual double-sided drives in 40 or 80 tracks - luxury!

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    Ah yes, I also have a BBC, although it's the rather rare B+ model (like a B but with 128k of ram). Also I have the 'IBM expansion box' for it. Which bumps the ram up to 1MB, gives it a 20MB hard drive and a 8086 co-processor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    I still have a functioning complete ZX81, in it's original box. It's worth a lot of money.
    Arrr, well for once I can out do you Geoff - I have a ZX80, original box, working with manuals etc. In fact I have most of the range as I was lucky enough to have a Dad who got the latest bit of availble computer kit back then.
    In my [ now ] collection I have a ZX80, ZX81, Speccy + a few of the other models, Vic20, Comm64 BBC A, BBC B, Acorn electron. One thing I don't have and I am keen to get is the Sinclair QL - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_QL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    I still have a functioning complete ZX81, in it's original box. It's worth a lot of money.
    Blimey Geoff - didn't I read in one post that you were 27 - you'd have had to be programming that kit from the womb!

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    My C64 has a 5.25 disk drive and a MOUSE!

    Only thing I wish I'd kept was my original mega drive with mega CD addon (md on top, not side by side)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    I still have a functioning complete ZX81, in it's original box. It's worth a lot of money.
    I wish I'd kept mine. It got passed on to my cousin when I progressed to an Acorn Electron

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    How about a Commodore 16 plus 4?
    Or my Amiga 600 for that matter?

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    I had a ZX81 as my first computer. I then got a Commodore 16 a few years later :/

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    Hehe...my first was a Commodore Vic 20, with its uber 3.5k memory !!! from there I went Spectrum, Atari ST (oh the joys of dungeon master), Amiga and PC

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    You lot are (with possible exception of Geoff) are all spoilt youngsters! My first computer was an Ohio Superboard which didn't even have a case. I managed to blow the on board fuse the moment I got it home by powering it up whilst it sat on the tin foil it came wrapped in RAM expansion mean soldering extra chips on top of the existing ones. I got it up to 12K like this. Happy days.

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