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    Happy 30th birthday to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum

    BBC News - ZX Spectrum's chief designers reunited 30 years on

    Happy birthday you little rubber keyed wonder.



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    I still wish I had my Sinclair 128k +2A around, my first "proper" computer with a built in tape, after my Acorn Electron

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    Still got my Spectrum+ in good working order (at least i think it's working fine, think i remember a problem with one of the keys not working) ... got it sat on a shelf in my office along with my nintendo collection

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    Loving the Google Doodle for today as well...

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    Started off with the unexpanded zx81 then with the 16k Rampack. The 48k Spectrum was the next logical progression.

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    We got the 48k not long after it came out, and I loved it straight away (and I was only about 4 when it originally came out!)
    It is more than likely the "event" that triggered my love of computers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Loving the Google Doodle for today as well...

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    Sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyturpie View Post
    Started off with the unexpanded zx81 then with the 16k Rampack. The 48k Spectrum was the next logical progression.
    That was also my path into the IT world

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    Quote Originally Posted by PICNIC View Post
    That was also my path into the IT world
    You're not alone. I was going to get the kit version of the ZX81, but the Spectrum was announced and so I was one happy chappy Christmas day 1982. My tape recorder was broken, so rather than playing 'bat & ball' from the Psion tape over the Christmas period, I went through the manual teaching myself the rudiments of programming. Marvelous stuff.

    Of course, the tape recorder was soon fixed, my first game was 3D Monster Maze by New Generation Software, from WHSmiths. The excitement of it all. Manic Miner was released the next summer, so no tan for me that year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    I went through the manual teaching myself the rudiments of programming. Marvelous stuff.
    I used to love typing in the programs that came free in magazines and then changing small parts to see what happened, that taught me so much more than the degree I did 15 years later

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    The google doodle would have been even better had it been a playable version

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    Quote Originally Posted by PICNIC View Post
    I used to love typing in the programs that came free in magazines and then changing small parts to see what happened, that taught me so much more than the degree I did 15 years later
    Oh the joys

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    Omigod.

    Ikari Warriors.

    I can still hear the theme music.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    I didn't see that, but I did happen upon a complete two-binder set of Home Computer Course in a charity shop which I simply had to buy. I still dip into it now again when a nostalgic mood takes me.
    Last edited by jinnantonnixx; 23rd April 2012 at 12:17 PM.

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