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November 11, 2018 9:19 AM Subscribe
You've bought the "most powerful" computer - but what now? For over half a century (here's Star Trek from 1972), people have gradually entered a BASIC program, and ... hoped. Ruth from Sinclair Research explains entering a program on a ZX80 keyboard; a VHS guide to a ZX Spectrum keyboard. "After an hour or two of typing in BASIC code, my father would lean back from the computer, type RUN, and hit return." Greg reminisces about TRS-80 BASIC, while Morten remembers the trauma of a ZX81 ram pack. Listings for a 1K ZX80 game, ZX Spectrum zombie game, BBC Basic game, some VIC-20 code - and here's a budget planner. Or slowly create the MAD logo on an Apple. While on an Amstrad, BASIC became complex. For hardcore coders, some Z80 and some 6502 assembler.
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