Hi from Austria

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Hi from Austria

Post by RobertK » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:09 am

Hello all

my name is Robert and I am from Vienna, Austria. I was born in 1973 and I work as a software engineer.

I collect old computers and enjoy using them occasionally. My collection comprises the usual suspects: ZX81, VIC-20, 800XL, C128, Amiga (the 1000 model!), ST, QL, TI-99/4A, two MSX models, and a Schneider Euro PC. The last one is the one I used to like most in recent years, but recently my ZX81 has gained some popularity...

Why am I here? A few weeks ago I have "revived" my ZX81 by obtaining a Chroma Interface and a ZXC4 cart, and since then my ZX81 has been in almost permanent use. :-)

A little story from my childhood: I didn't own a ZX81 back in the 1980s (for years I couldn't persuade my dad to buy me any computer), but I saw it in a catalogue as a kid and immediately liked its design. As the photo showed only the machine and nothing else, I had no idea about its size, so for a long time I thought that it was about the size of a small typewriter. I was very surprised to see how tiny the ZX81 was when I saw it in a shopping window for the first time! :shock:

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Re: Hi from Austria

Post by dessony » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:31 am

Welcome aboard, Robert. We also play with some TS1000s, which is an American version of the ZX81, and TS1500s. :D

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Re: Hi from Austria

Post by sirmorris » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:11 pm

--=== ZXpand+ ... A more moderner all-in-one upgrade solution for ZX81 ===--
* SD/MMC storage * 32K Hires-capable RAM * AY sound chip * Joystick port * Serial *
* BASIC enhancements - plug & play * Reset button * Auto-boot facility *

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Re: Hi from Austria

Post by McKlaud » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:01 am

Hi Robert.

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Re: Hi from Austria

Post by gammaray » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:12 am

Yee Haw! (for effect)
Finish what you start. Truth is over the mountaintop or six feet under.
4 x TS1000, 2 x TS1500 , 2 x timex 2040 printer, 1/2 x timex 2020 cassette deck, ZXPAND+AY, ZeddyNET, ZXBlast..., unfinished Spectrum...Still no life!

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