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    Default Found a ZX81 at work

    Exploring a long forgotten cupboard at work and I've found a boxed ZX81 with leads and a seperate box with a ZX printer and a RAM expansion pack.

    Taking them home to test them later.

    There is another old computer of some description in there but we can't see it properly yet. It is rumoured to be either a Commodore Pet or a BBC of some description.
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    wow that is so cool, my first computer i still have fond memories of the zx81, the games not loading, the dodgy ram pack (my friend put window putty on his rampack to make it stick to the zx81). i used to sit for hours playing the zx81, i can hardly believe i spent so much time on something that was so limited. I can only think of one reason (other than the arcade) there was nothing better around at the time (mazogs was a great and 3d defender oooh 3d monster maze)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lestat1uk View Post
    wow that is so cool, my first computer i still have fond memories of the zx81, the games not loading, the dodgy ram pack (my friend put window putty on his rampack to make it stick to the zx81). i used to sit for hours playing the zx81, i can hardly believe i spent so much time on something that was so limited. I can only think of one reason (other than the arcade) there was nothing better around at the time (mazogs was a great and 3d defender oooh 3d monster maze)
    I, too had a ZX-81 (well it was Timex Sinclair 1000 over here) and I had Mazogs. I used to love that game. Another one I liked was Robbers of the Lost Tomb. I actually have an unopend Robbers of the Lost Tomb I found at the swap meet. I also like Red Alert and Flight Simulator. Frogger kinda sucked though

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    Where the heck to you work that they have a boxed ZX spectrum lying around?

    Guess I shouldn't judge. Right outside my office is a closet that holds all kinds of weird stuff like a Dolphin and Katana Dev Kit as well as a frankenstien Sega Game Gear that's been hacked to include video out.

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    In a High School, where I also found one of these.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amstrad_PCW

    complete with printer.

    O, and a box of 8" floppy disks.
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    Ah, that makes sense. I'm sure that at my high school there is a closet filled with sad old Apple IIGS and copies of Encarta. Hell, I can remember my Jr. High School had an actual tele-type machine that communicated to some main frame at the district office. And this was in 1989. Can you imagine?

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