Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Return of the ZX Spectrum

Esquire reports that the iconic ZX Spectrum may be about to have a comeback. For a brief moment in the 1980s, Britain was a technology superpower, with the iconic ZX Spectrum earning Sir Clive Sinclair his ‘Sir’ and turning Britain into a fizzing hub of game-creation. OK I didn't actually own a ZX Spectrum back then, but two of my best friends did, and we spent many hours programming games into the ZX. The ZX wasn't just for gaming though; one of my friend's wrote a program to check if the bank was charging the correct interest and fees on his father's bank account - it wasn't. This retro ZX Spectrum is now on my "want-it" list.