We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Speakers Corner


It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion


 

"New" Tablet


morddwyd

Likes # 0

A "new" tablet reviewed.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/Sinclair-ZX81Desktop-PCreview

The review itself is quite clever if you take the time to read it.

Like this post
interzone55

Likes # 0

The forum breaks links when they contain an under-score _

try this link instead http://tinyurl.com/6jtm7jo

Like this post
morddwyd

Likes # 0

Thanks

Like this post
Crosstrainer2

Likes # 0

I actually remember building the ZX80 the first offering from Cambridge. The hump was good for keeping your coffee warm, as you tried to type lengthy lines of BASIC on the tiny keyboard.

I thi k it cost me around £250.00 a lot of money back then

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX80

Like this post
morddwyd

Likes # 0

You don't actually realise how much that was until you try works it out as number of weeks salary!

Like this post
Crosstrainer2

Likes # 0

Scary isn't it.......I was so excited waiting for the parcel to arrive......remember it vividly:))

Like this post
SparkyJack

Likes # 0

Interesting that- I can just recall them- but went for the Atari ST-- later- things had moved on a bit by then. By the way YOU ALL did notice the date didn't you? But fin to see.

Like this post
Crosstrainer2

Likes # 0

Actually, I think that date may be wrong....Seems to me that the ZX80 came along earlier. I had an ST also...What was referred to as a "Mega" ST because it had (yes folks) 1 MB (yep...MB not GB) of Ram.

Consensus at the time was that the Atari was best at music and the Vic / range had the edge in graphics.....Those were the day's!

Like this post
Fruit Bat /\0/\

Likes # 0

My Speccies (48k, 128k and +2) all still work, with add ons like the Kempston joystick and unit for adding "Pokes" I get them out occasionally for hours of fun and nostalgia.

Like this post
Crosstrainer2

Likes # 0

Peek and Poke,,,,,,Buy the latest mag, spend a couple of hours typing in the "Comes with free new blockbuster game" Only to realise that typo's had spoiled the fun!

From there, I found myself running 2 DEC PDP 11's...(groans)

Like this post
interzone55

Likes # 0

Crosstrainer2

A friend of mine still has an Atari ST in his studio as a MIDI controller connected to some old Linn Drums, the rest of his studio mainly consists of a couple of PowerMacs and a few MacBook Pros.

Very different from when we put the studio together 25 years ago, then he had a Tascam 8 track recorder and a no-name mixing desk...

Like this post

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.



IDG UK Sites

Very best Black Friday 2014 tech deals UK: Latest bargains on phones, tablets, laptops and more...

IDG UK Sites

Tech trends 2015: 3D printing grows up

IDG UK Sites

Will I be affected by VAT MOSS? Here are the facts for designers and artists

IDG UK Sites

Black Friday 2014 UK: Apple deals, Amazon deals & Black Friday tech offers