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Old 23rd April, 2007, 05:27 PM
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Old 23rd April, 2007, 06:49 PM
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I remember the Sinclair, the kit was marketed in the US for $99. Of course, at that time I didn't know what mainframes did, much less pioneers of home computing!
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I do like the rose tint. Like many of Sinclair's machines, the Spectrum wasn't exactly a reliable system. They tended to suffer from running hot, and one of the core logic chips (the ULA) was a bit prone to failing.
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Ahhh amazing games back in those days !

1 Chucky Egg...all night long with friends trying to beat the high score
2. F118 15 minutes load time and one crash and you had to reload everything
3. Saboteur I think I can still make it the map is in my head somewhere
4. Jumping Jack awwwwww

the list goes on and on but my memory is getting older
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What an age we live in! The example that comes to mind is that of being able to meet and talk with the guy who invented the wheel!

While grossly lacking in detailed comparison, It kind of conveys the emotional import. Sinclair and guys like him changed the world like nothing...well since the wheel.

BTW Modern archaeology suggests that they had the wheel a long long time before some one invented the hub and axle, until then, what good was the wheel?":O}
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I do like the rose tint. Like many of Sinclair's machines, the Spectrum wasn't exactly a reliable system. They tended to suffer from running hot, and one of the core logic chips (the ULA) was a bit prone to failing.
Tell me about it! The repair guy fitted a socket to mine, to save him time for the next time it had to be replaced. Was a regular event.
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What an age we live in! The example that comes to mind is that of being able to meet and talk with the guy who invented the wheel!

While grossly lacking in detailed comparison, It kind of conveys the emotional import. Sinclair and guys like him changed the world like nothing...well since the wheel.

BTW Modern archaeology suggests that they had the wheel a long long time before some one invented the hub and axle, until then, what good was the wheel?":O}
Weyell, they used wheel like discs for money on Yap. Maybe they just liked to see them roll, stone wheels would certainly crush your enemies. And you if you weren't careful.
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Wel if your money falls on you, you have the ready cash available to pay someone to get it off you, early on, we were wise in the ways of money! ":O}
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I loved the Speccy and the ZX81 before it - even learnt Z80/8080 assembler. The range of add-ons was truly amazing (and the crashes frequent !).

On the downside I understood from some of the people I later did business with that the demise of Sinclair computing hurt a number of their suppliers quite badly.
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