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(05-02-2017 09:54 AM)grsbanks Wrote:  The ZX-81 is the machine that I cut my programming teeth on ...

Actually I started programming with the Ti59 and a Commodore PET 2001 my school bought when I was in my last year. But the Sinclair ZX-81 was my first "home computer" too. No way could I afford a PET then, but the ZX-81 (which I bought as kit to save some money) and a second hand black-and-white TV were just doable. I tinkered around quite a bit with that, from memory extension, EPROM programmer, Centronics printer interface and most difficult of all: connecting a proper keyboard. Unfortunately nothing of that survived to this date. The Spectrum I skipped because I needed a proper computer with a decent keyboard and 80 characters per line on screen to write my masters thesis. The Spectrum was too much of a toy for that and it's successor, the QL, was too strange. So I got an Amstrad 464 (sold in Germany as "Schneider 464") instead. Apart from it's native BASIC it had CP/M and could run a decent word processor and spreadsheet - at least for the mid 1980ies.
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zx spectrum next - nsg - 04-29-2017, 03:30 AM
RE: zx spectrum next - Thomas Radtke - 04-29-2017, 11:23 AM
RE: zx spectrum next - StephenG1CMZ - 04-29-2017, 05:54 PM
RE: zx spectrum next - grsbanks - 05-02-2017, 09:54 AM
RE: zx spectrum next - Maximilian Hohmann - 05-07-2017 01:40 PM

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