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How the ZX80 changed my life

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:12 pm
by geoffellis
Great site!
I just thought I’d drop a note to say I have just written a brief piece on the Sinclair ZX80 on my blog pages and intend to add more early IT anecdotes from time to time. The Sinclair changed my life as it dragged me into technology which I am stil enjoying.
I was a journalist with The Times from 1981-1985 and had a good view of the Home Computer Wars, and spent much of my time helping British business understand the new world that was about to envelop it. This was done mainly by case studies and application stories. It was a buccaneering time in Britain and I have fond memories of it- I uncovered my old cuttings scrapbook the other day so am feeling a tad nostalgic! I feel proud that The Times was the first national newspaper to carry a weekly computer section of some four pages in which I had an input. I have a blog and intend to add more stuff from the archives if there is enough interest.
Always happy to chat (within reason , and so long as it doesn't include the dreaded Brexit word!)
My blog is www.geoffellisonline.com

Re: How the ZX80 changed my life

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:07 pm
by Paul
geoffellis wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:12 pm
the dreaded Brexit word!
Thanks to the Brexit everyone knows that Germany isn't the only country unable to finish larger projects like Berlins new airfield or Stuttgarts new train station :mrgreen:

Re: How the ZX80 changed my life

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:32 pm
by 1024MAK
Welcome on board Geoff!

:D :D :D

Hello. A warm welcome to Sinclair ZX World.

We do try to avoid the Brexit subject here :mrgreen:

Mark

Re: How the ZX80 changed my life

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:52 pm
by geoffellis
What a blessed relief! Thank you Mark