julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jul 28 16:16:52 CDT 2005
On Thu, 2005-07-28 at 20:26 +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 7/24/05, Arron McLaughlin <arron.owns at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Yesterday I just finished piecing together two dead spectrums into one
> > working unit. I had a few problems with screen quality so I replaced
> > the modulator with a little composite circuit. Better quality, though
> > flicker still remains.Might add a power switch also. This has been my
> > first foray into Sinclair machines.
> There's a lot going on in the Sinclair world still. Google for
> Sinclair Spectrum and be amazed!
I remember looking at usenet about a year ago (comp.sys.sinclair
probably) and was amazed at how active the group still seemed to be.
Lots of the old 8-bitters here still seem to have a dedicated following
coming up with new projects; the Acorn BBC micro, Sinclair and C64 are
still popular machines. Apple systems seem to take a back seat as they
never were quite so popular, same with CBM's PET systems.
Lots of discussion over on the BBC micro mailing list at present about
building a gateway between Acorn's Econet network and modern Ethernet,
which could allow some pretty cool things to be done from a beeb...
Nice to see people still doing cool stuff on these machines :-)
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