Blog post written by Dave Henson | 29 September 2015 | Category: The old days
It was back in 2011 that I wrote a blog about my first computer. You can still read it here.
However, that wasn’t actually my first computer. It was my first business computer but the first one I had was a birthday present from Mrs H back in 1983 and it was the famous Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
It was my first introduction to programming and as well as using BASIC I also got into the high-end machine code with the help of the brick-sized Z80 programming manual and the Complete Spectrum ROM Disassembly. Looking back I was a bit of a geek!
The Spectrum is still up in the loft somewhere but it was brought to mind again this week when I saw that a company had brought out a new version complete with wireless keyboard, Bluetooth technology and the ability to be used with any device.
You can see some gents waxing lyrical about the device in the video.
So if the 80s geek in you craves a bit of nostalgia, grab yourself the new ZX Spectrum for just £84.99. (Mine cost £180 in 1983, equivalent to £570 today!).