Reply to post: Re: Penny wise, pound foolish

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

Dan 55 Silver badge

Re: Penny wise, pound foolish

For some reason I had this nagging doubt so I went back and looked on the net, it seems the ROM was originally socketed but the socket was dropped somewhere through issue 2.

In an age where people updated the memory themselves and transplanted the board into a new keyboard case (I did both), I'm sure early adopters would have paid for a new BASIC ROM if it were objectively better.

And to be honest I was jealous that the Acorn machines had the proper OS...

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