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Old 06-20-2006, 04:41 PM   #1
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DISCUSSION: What does it do? 25 years on.

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What does it do? 25 years on.

This year I am celebrating a Silver Anniversary. Not of marriage or anything so conventional, but 25 years of owning a computer. Yes, way back when I was in my prime as they say, I purchased a second hand Sinclair ZX81. It wasn't my first experience of computers exactly. I had seen, but wasn't allowed to touch, or tell anyone else, some monster rack mounted things during my military service days. However, this was something really new - and all mine. The first moments of attaching it to my TV set and turning on the power were as exciting as having sex for the first time - well, almost. The excitement lasted even less time though. On a 26 inch color TV, if you stood back a long way and screwed up your eyes enough, you could just make out a few letters of the alphabet. A bit of tuning, or more precisely mis-tuning so that the TV displayed a black and white picture, and you could actually read something in huge, fuzzy, block shaped letters.

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I started with a Timex/Sinclair 1000 and a 16k ram pack
now I keep an emulator around for when I want to reminisce
only now I have all the software ever written for the T/S 1000 and 64K of ram
I also have a T/S 1000 still working


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