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

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Ah, memories.

I grew up with a ZX81 (with a dodgy tape interface that made saving my programs difficult).

I first encountered the Spectrum circa 1983 on a visit to friends of my parents', in Garstang, Lancashire. I spent hours in a state of gobsmacked wonder, using the CIRCLE, INK, PAPER and BORDER commands to explore the new world, feeling like Dorothy entering the technicolor Land of Oz for the first time.

I was lucky enough to be given a Spectrum+ for - I think - Christmas 1984, at a price of 179.99 (and kids, that was a lot of money back then). So many happy memories.

Sorry for the unfocused rambling, but this article's been kind of a madeleine moment for me.

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