Monday, October 25, 2004

Journey To The Past (1): Sinclair ZX-80 (1984)

My first programming experiments go back to the year 1984. A schoolmate of mine owned a Sinclair ZX-80, an early 8-bit microcomputer, that came with the famous Zilog Z80, 16K RAM, a rubber-like keyboard, and could be plugged into a TV set. I somehow managed to convince my friend to lend me his ZX-80 over summer holidays, and started writing my first lines of Basic. The storage system was a tape recorder, simply connected with audio cables.