Reply to post: Re: It's worth bearing in mind that Sinclair was a general electronics company

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

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Re: It's worth bearing in mind that Sinclair was a general electronics company

I was never quite sure why, if they were going to get people to supply their own TVs and cassette recorders, they thought Microdrives were necessary.

It would have been better to have made the Interface 1 hold the DOS and disk controller chip and for the user to source their own drive. Maybe Sinclair could have bought NEC drives in bulk and stuck power supplies and cases on them if he wanted an official drive.

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