I must confess as a child I was obsessed by how a computer worked or more accurately I had a habit of taking things to bits to find out how they worked. The trouble was I didn’t pay adequate attention as to how I had taken the chosen victim of destruction apart. The end result was a catalogue of defective items concealed around my bedroom, which I hoped no one would uncover and subsequently reveal the fruits of my labour.
In my early teens Sinclair Research released a new affordable home computer, it was the ZX81. This wasn’t the first offering from the Sinclair technology stables, however it was my first computer. With limited Continue reading →