SYNTAX ZX80 and other docs

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Re: UPDATE Re: SYNTAX ZX80 and other docs

Post by sirmorris » Wed May 03, 2017 12:55 pm

msellan wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 5:39 am
I've been busy scanning and post-processing the issues of SYNTAX I have [and] I'll continue to load issues to IA a few per week until I get through them all.
You are a superstar! Thanks for all your effort in preserving this Image It's a worthwhile task. :D

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Re: SYNTAX ZX80 and other docs

Post by msellan » Thu May 04, 2017 3:22 am

@1024MAK @sirmorris

Thank you both for the kind words and the encouragement. I too think preserving this material is a worthwhile cause. And, I just acquired some more material on ebay tonight so I have no shortage of future projects. :D

Best,

-mark

PS...To keep everyone in the loop, I'll just keep updating this thread each time I load a batch of material to IA. Is that helpful or overkill?
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Re: SYNTAX ZX80 and other docs

Post by Paul » Thu May 04, 2017 5:56 am

Thank you very very much.
Updating this thread is definitely no overkill but very welcome.
I downloaded issue one and was surprised about it. Didn't know them before. I appreciate your work very much.
Kind regards Paul
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Re: SYNTAX ZX80 and other docs

Post by Moggy » Thu May 04, 2017 9:13 pm

I echo everything said, sterling work sir. :D

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6 more issues loaded of SYNTAX ZX80

Post by msellan » Thu May 04, 2017 9:33 pm

I'm glad folks are finding this material helpful. When I bought my ZX80 back in '81, a flyer for SYNTAX came with my computer (which I'll eventually scan too :lol: ) but I had barely scraped together enough to buy the computer so I couldn't afford the newsletter. I only saw one for the first time a number of years later.

I've been fascinated with some of the amazing info that's in these newsletters as I've been scanning them. I wish I had been a subscriber back in the day. For example, apparently MicroAce was going to release a "flicker-free" board for the ZX80 at some point (has anyone ever seen one?) And through an exclusive offer between Sinclair and SYNTAX, Sinclair offered subscribers used ZX80's for like $49.00 at one point. Fun stuff.

Anyway, that was a long-winded way of telling you all that issues 1-6 of volume 2 are loaded to the Internet Archive. :D

Best,

-mark
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Re: SYNTAX ZX80 and other docs

Post by msellan » Mon May 08, 2017 3:35 am

All,

Just a quick update - four more issues of SYNTAX ZX80, Volume 2, issues 7-10, have been loaded to Internet Archive.

Best,

-mark
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Re: SYNTAX ZX80 and other docs

Post by jdfan1000 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:35 pm

A little follow-up: I recently purchased a number of issues and uploaded them to archive.org.

Here's Mark (msellan)'s uploads:
https://archive.org/search.php?query=cr ... d+Group%22

A lone issue: https://archive.org/details/Syntax_ZX80 ... d_Group_US

And my uploads: https://archive.org/details/SyntaxMagazine

I'm going to reach out to Jason Scott about consolidating all three into one collection.

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Re: SYNTAX ZX80 and other docs

Post by Knimrod » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:55 pm

For the last couple years, I've been trying to recreate my collection of Syntax ZX80 that I loaned to someone 30 years ago and subsequently forgot who. I had written a few articles that were published and would like to see them again. I still have my original ZX80 and ZX81 computers stored away (along with my Atari 800 and 800 XL). The collection at archive.org is far from complete but I did find an article or two I wrote. Still looking for the others.

Archive.org has the following volumes/issues:
Vol 1, Issues 1-2 (complete)
Vol 2, Issues 1-10 (11-12 missing)
Vol 3, Issues 3, 8-12 (1, 2, 4-7 missing)
Vol 4, Issues 1-12 (complete)
Vol 5, Issues 1-11 (12 missing?)

The only missing issue I have on hand is Vol 3, Issue 2. I will attempt to scan and upload this to archive.org soon.

Anyone else have the others? (particularly from the first 3 volumes).

Thanks!

(edited to show Vol 1 complete)
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Re: SYNTAX ZX80 and other docs

Post by Fruitcake » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:40 am

Volume 1 only consists of 2 issues - November 1980 (number 1) and December 1980 (number 2). January 1981 is volume 2 number 1. So the archive isn't quite so bad as you think.

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Re: SYNTAX ZX80 and other docs

Post by jdfan1000 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:19 am

You're correct. If I recall correctly, the person who posted vol 2 has all missing issues except v5 n12. We're on the lookout for that issue.

Do you mind sharing which articles you wrote?

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