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Apr 23, 2007

Timex Sinclair 1000

posted at 13:56 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid/geek

Slashdot reminds us that it’s the 25th anniversary of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

Ah. Good days. My first computer was the Timex Sinclair 1000, the US version of the UK Sinclair.

From Wikipedia:
The TS1000 sold for $99.95 in the US when it debuted, making it the cheapest home computer to date at the time of its launch. The black and white display showed 32 columns and 24 lines (22 of which were normally accessible for display and 2 reserved for data entry and error messages). The limited graphics were based on geometric shapes contained within the operating system’s non-ASCII character set. The only form of long-term storage was to plug into an often unreliable home tape cassette recorder.

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