Happy Birthday ZX Spectrum

Sir Clive Sinclair’s ZX Spectrum is now 30 years old.

I have fond memories of playing Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy on this machine, as well as writing out computer programs from magazines.  This little box of circuits is probably what launched my interest in computing and inspired me to learn how to do programming.

Notice that the chiclet keyboard has come back into fashion, albeit without the rubbery keys that would sometimes get stuck, or just wouldn’t respond.

Look how things have changed over 30 years and imagine where we’ll be in 30 years time.

Anyway, enough reminiscing… happy birthday!

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