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ZX Spectrum Story: Celebrating 35 Years of the Speccy

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Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube Sinclair ZX Spectrum is a whopping 35 years old on 23rd April 2017. That's only 15 years away from half a century. So, although I've covered this glorious system in a previous triple part documentary, that was about 2 years ago, and frankly it deserves better. So here we [...]

Spectrum Games Top 7

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Watch the Video This video is about ZX Spectrum Games. But it feels a good day to remind ourselves of a time when Britain was united, exciting and accepting of the new digital computer era. A time when the Sinclair ZX Spectrum was the home computer king, and the extensive software library ensured that there [...]

Sinclair ZX81 Retospective

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Watch the Video The Sinclair ZX81 (or the Timex 1000 as it was sold in the USA), is in many ways, the father of the home micro computer scene. Although it wasn't the first machine Sinclair released, it was certainly the one to achieve significant success and make a massive impact on the lives of [...]

What are Loading Bands For?

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Watch the Video Loading Screens, and loading bars; it's a question which plagued my mind for many years. Why, when loading games from audio tape or cassette software do many home computers display horizontal raster bars on screen in varying colours? Why don't we have a picture of a little guy landing on the moon? [...]

Sinclair QL Gallery

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Sinclair QL (Quantum Leap) System Review

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Watch the Video The Sinclair QL was seen by some as the successor to the Sinclair Spectrum, but in reality, it was aimed at the professional, business and serious home user markets. Launching in January 1984 by mail order (albeit with a several month shipping delay), the QL (standing for Quantum Leap) was touted by [...]

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum

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Where do I start with this stupendous machine? The machine that introduced so many British children to the wonderful world of computing - me included! To the incredibly creative world of programming and to the never ending days spent waiting for a game to load, whilst listening to the delightful sounds of data recorded at [...]

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