ZX81 denigrated! (was Re: Approaches to projects)

From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Sun Nov 28 15:20:37 2004

On Nov 28 2004, 18:14, Tony Duell wrote:
> > Yes, I would agree. I still keep mine, though I've hardly ever
> > it.
> I'm keeping mine too (although I only ever powered it up once to
check it
> was working...). It is a significant UK home computer. But the reason
> bought it was to get the Philips 'Pocket Portable' compact cassette
> recorder that was used with it. It was one of the first ccompact
> recorders, and I happen to like Philips stuff anyway...

Sounds like mine. The one I have is a replacement, but almost
identical to the one my Dad bought in the mid-60s. It's about 115mm
wide x 55mm thick x 200mm long; it has three DIN sockets on the
left-hand side, and a red button for recording, a sort of joystick knob
to control the tape motion, and a tiny level meter all on the top front
panel. It takes five C-size cells. It originally came with a slightly
larger leather carrying case that had space for the microphone and a
power pack. Still doing sterling service on a BBC Micro and an Exidy
Sorcerer, though it's about as old as their combined ages.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Sun Nov 28 2004 - 15:20:37 GMT

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