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  1. metalchick719's Avatar
    It's common for people in my mom's age group(she was born in the 70s) who are not used to technology like I am at 18 to react in a way when she discovers that her phone knows more about her than she realized :P
    Hey, now... I was born in 1972 and am very technology knowledgeable to the point that my favorite topics to write about (I'm a freelance writer) for work are smartphones, tablets, computers, etc. My mother just turned 63 and is tech knowledgeable as well - she has to be because she's been working with computers since 1978!
    12-15-2013 10:06 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Search for ZX Spectrum, and you will see some pretty cool setups. It was the original Raspberry Pi! You hook it up to a TV ad instead of an SD card you used audio cassette tapes for memory and saving your programs! BBC Micro was a computer developed in the UK. Being originally from outside the US has is quirks....
    That explains why I never heard of BBC Micro. Did it have any connection with British Broadcasting Corporation (the "BBC" that everyone knows)?
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    12-15-2013 02:32 PM
  3. neo158's Avatar
    That explains why I never heard of BBC Micro. Did it have any connection with British Broadcasting Corporation (the "BBC" that everyone knows)?
    Yes, it did. The BBC were creating a TV program about computing and wanted a computer to go along with it. The story goes that Sinclair, creators of the ZX Spectrum, wanted the contract and were outbid by Acorn.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-15-2013 04:06 PM
  4. polomint's Avatar
    If you want the story regarding Acorn and Sinclair then watch the tv programme "Micro Men". Its not perfectly accurate but close enough :)

    http://m.youtube.com/results?q=micro%20men&sm=
    12-15-2013 05:00 PM
  5. neo158's Avatar
    If you want the story regarding Acorn and Sinclair then watch the tv programme "Micro Men". Its not perfectly accurate but close enough :)

    http://m.youtube.com/results?q=micro%20men&sm=
    I think I mentioned that earlier, it's a good one to watch if you're interested in the birth of home computing. I had and still have a ZX Spectrum +3 somewhere and my dad has a ZX Spectrum 48k.
    12-15-2013 06:36 PM
  6. polomint's Avatar
    Nice. I have a few speccies along with some addons, including a new spectranet device for connecting via a wired network. Pretty cool it is :) www.worldofspectrum.org is a great place for speccy stuff, the forums are great and we've even written a load of new games for it (mines called Bozxle, the first ever multicolor/rainbow gfx game, written in a week hehe) :D
    12-16-2013 03:47 AM
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