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ZX Spectrum launched on this day in 1982

     
11:50 pm on Apr 22, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Just saw this on bing, anyone else remember the rubber keyboard?
12:25 am on Apr 23, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Never saw one in the US. Looks similar to the Commodore 64 for us yanks.
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We bought our 11 year old his first on Xmas '82. He still has a collection of Spectrums and Ataris and sundry add-ons that he brought over with him. We spent that first Christmas and Boxing day trying to get Hangman to work.
Back then, you'd buy a weekly publication of games which needed to be typed in only to find half the time there were typos in the code. A correction would be in next weeks pub.
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I had one of those! Not sure where it went: I suspect I loaned it to a friend and it never came back.
I managed to persuade the company i worked for to acquire and IBM PC about that time so the spectrum seemed rather basic (no pun intended).
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Back then, you'd buy a weekly publication of games which needed to be typed in only to find half the time there were typos in the code. A correction would be in next weeks pub

This were intend "typos", to force you to buy the next publication :)
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Spectrum? Luxury. When I were lad we had to make do with ZX80.
 

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