The Return of the ZX Spectrum

Esquire reports that the iconic ZX Spectrum may be about to have a comeback. For a brief moment in the 1980s, Britain was a technology superpower, with the iconic ZX Spectrum earning Sir Clive Sinclair his ‘Sir’ and turning Britain into a fizzing hub of game-creation. OK I didn’t actually own a ZX Spectrum back then, but two of my best friends did, and we spent many hours programming games into the ZX. The ZX wasn’t just for gaming though; one of my friend’s wrote a program to check if the bank was charging the correct interest and fees on his father’s bank account – it wasn’t. This retro ZX Spectrum is now on my “want-it” list.

from The Universal Machine


About driwatson
I'm a New Zealand author, computer scientist and blogger specialising in Artificial Intelligence. I also have an interest in the history of computing and have just written a popular science book called "The Universal Machine - from the dawn of computing to digital consciousness."

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