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From: John Honniball <>
Date: Fri Jun 30 05:05:18 2000

On Thu, 29 Jun 2000 19:22:35 +0100 (BST) Tony Duell
<> wrote:
> ... and control it with a ZX81.
> [I believe that one of the suggested possible uses of the ZX81 (or maybe
> the ZX80) in the early adverts _was_ controlling a
> nuclear power station.

Yes, I remember that ad.

> Fortunately, none were ever used for this.]

Are you *sure* about that, Tony?

You see, I've heard that the Compukit UK101 (clone of the
Ohio Scientific Superboard) was very popular at Oldbury
nuclear power station because it was cheap enough to buy
without getting lots of paperwork signed. So, at least
some UK101s were being bought by engineers at Oldbury, but
what they used them for, well, who knows?

John Honniball
University of the West of England
Received on Fri Jun 30 2000 - 05:05:18 BST

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