A friend of mine was having an Australian Spring clean in Scotland yesterday and found this little gem at the back of a cupboard.
The original Sinclair ZX81 circa. 1980 – with a whopping 1K of RAM, with a HUGE 16K RAM expansion pack on the back (that kept moving and crashing the machine mid- BASIC program entry pushing the dodgy touchpad keys hard for input).
Nostalgia. I learned to code on the next up model, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum (image on the header of this blog).
Yie Ar Kung Fu’s awesome-ish Sydney rendering on the ZX Spectrum – now here I am!
Beginnings beginnings. Well, to test out this WordPress doofer I shall reach waaaaaaaaay back to December 1983 to Edinburgh, Scotland on a chill Christmas morning.
A rectangular present is seized from beneath the Safeway’s Christmas tree, already shedding pines left right and centre. The parcel is gingerly unwrapped revealing the beautiful form of my rubber-keyed Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
Spectrum begat BASIC begat Computer Science degree begat Developer begat Team Lead begat etc. etc. 2010 Sydney.