ZX81 denigrated! (was Re: Approaches to projects)

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat Nov 27 18:59:33 2004

> designs. To appreciate the ZX, you need to keep in mind that it is SUPPOSED to be
> a very minimal machine. It makes more sense as an alternative to a programmable
> calculator than as an alternative to a word processing or serious software
> development machine.

Alas, I'd find it useless as a replacement for my programmable
calculator, since it needs a mains supply and a TV as the display.
Neither of which I can easily carry about with me, sit on top of a PDP11,
or whatever.

In any case, my programmable calculators have real mass storage
(including 3.5" floppies), 80 column video, decent printers, useful I/O,
and so on. I use HP41s with IL and most of the peripherals...

Received on Sat Nov 27 2004 - 18:59:33 GMT

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