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Re: My first computer was...

by BazB (Priest)
on Jul 04, 2003 at 15:20 UTC ( #271499=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to My first computer was...

...a Sinclair Spectrum 128+.

128k of memory. 3.75MHz processor. Awesome computing power!

My favourite games used to take 5 minutes to load from tape, complete with squawks and flashes. Ah, those were the days.

Now my TI-85 calculator uses the same ZX80 processor - most modern mobile phones are more powerful :-)

Update: Oh, and is it just the way I type, or were the keyboards on the 128+ evil?
I used to literally bleed after a long session messing around on that machine, due to the hard square-edged keys digging into my fingers. Ouch.

If the information in this post is inaccurate, or just plain wrong, don't just downvote - please post explaining what's wrong.
That way everyone learns.

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Re: Re: My first computer was...
by vek (Prior) on Jul 04, 2003 at 20:14 UTC

    ...or were the keyboards on the 128+ evil?

    Although better than those rubber keys the 128's little brother (Spectrum 48k) had I suspect?

    -- vek --
      The "proper" term for those keys (used on some other boxen as well) appears to be "chiclets".

      I'm not belgian but I play one on TV.

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[LanX]: ?
[karlgoethebier]: code><table style="border: 1px solid black;}"></code> same for th and td ?
[shmem]: my scratchpad
[karlgoethebier]: oops!
[shmem]: karlgoethebier: np, got it. But doesn't either :-/
[shmem]: just leaving it as is. After all, enough effort put into that. hrmpf.

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