Vinyl Data- Classic Computers / Indie music tricks crossover

graeme dfgraemedf at btinternet.com
Wed Oct 1 16:10:25 CDT 2008


Hi,

A Dutch radio station broadcast programs in a form of basic that could be 
read by most machines at the time . The code was basicode and translation 
programs for the common systems worked well.

regards Graeme
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew Burton" <aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk>
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Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 10:03 PM
Subject: Re: Vinyl Data- Classic Computers / Indie music tricks crossover



I can't believe noone has mentioned this yet, but I have heard that during 
the (early?) 80's a Radio station did play computer programs for people to 
record off the radio.

No, I don't know which radio station this was, nor do I have any evidence 
other than heresay.

I was hoping someone here would have mention it, or could possibly confirm 
it.


Yes, the Spectrum was big here in the UK. As a Spectrum user (and owner) I 
believe there were several models. Not sure if you'd count the Z80 & Z81 as 
part of the family, but I know there was the ZX Spectrum 48k, 128k, 128k +2, 
128k +2a, and 128k +3.

The +3 version used a floppy drive whereas all the previous version 
primarily used tapes.
The Spectrum I own (put somewhere "safe" by my parents) had a built-in 
tapedeck to the right of the keyboard.


Regards,
Andrew B
aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk


From: Tony Duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Vinyl Data- Classic Computers / Indie music tricks crossover
To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
Date: Tuesday, 30 September, 2008, 11:27 PM

>
> Tom Peters wrote:
>
> >   Most of these programs were written for the Sinclair Spectrum
home=20
> > computer series. The Sinclair Spectrum was a relatively cheap home=20
> > computer system that used a television set as a monitor and loaded=20
> > programs from tapes. It thrived in England in the early 80=92s:
>
> s/England/the UK/

I beleive both versions are correct.

The Spectrum sold well throughout the UK I believe. It also sold well in
England, which is part of the UK.

-tony






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