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- Joined: Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:02 pm
- Location: Asheville, North Carolina USA
I still have all the gizmo's: memory add-on, upgraded keyboard, as well as several software-PROM add-ons. It's all in a box in the attic.
Also got the TS1000 (Spectrum).
Not sure what to do with all this, including lots of newsletters from EBZUG, some 30 tapes with software (once upon a time), and 20 copies of my book!
I'm 65 now, and have fond memories of those bygone days. I did two years of digital electrical engineering at Stanford University from 1976 to 1980, even though my bachelor's was in economics and my masters in statistics. Loved the simplicity of the Zilog chipset, the 8080 assembly language, and chip clock rates that peaked out at about 2 MHz! I never did learn what a "pull-up" resistor was, but got to design operating systems and CPU's from NAND chips. It was all very magical.
Now, I spend my efforts using computers to make the world a better place for those not given so many opportunities as I had. I recently gave a talk at the local high schools, pulling out an 8" floppy (that held a whopping 128kb), and asking if anyone had any idea what I was holding...
Nice to connect with folks who know what Sinclair Computer was...
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, rebuilt)
Iss 3 ZXVid
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
TS 1500 & 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 862)
Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA
I would love to talk to you about your experiences: I’m working on a website about the Timex/Sinclair computers (timexsinclair.com) and I am scanning/uploading everything TS related to archive.org (both links below).
PS I live a stone’s throw from one of the Gladstone Electronics addresses in Buffalo.
https://www.timexsinclair.com/company/g ... ectronics/