Reply to post: Re: Penny wise, pound foolish

The first ZX Spectrum prototype laid bare... (What? It was acceptable in the '80s)

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Re: Penny wise, pound foolish

I disagree. Spending more and driving the price up could well have pushed the Spectrum out of the range of affordability for a lot of families. It wasn't easy to persuade parents you needed a computer, the fact you could upgrade the ROM wouldn't have added any weight to the argument. An extra fiver cost might have been enough to persuade them to say no though....

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