Sinclair ZX Spectrum turns 30, gets immortalized as a Google Doodle
Today’s Google doodle celebrates the little home computer that became a British phenomenon, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum . To be competitive with the rival Commodore 64 , the 16KB of RAM-packing machine retailed for just Ł130 ($210 in today’s money), punched well above its own weight and was often the first computer bought by techno-phobic families. Designed to be as programmer-friendly as possible, the founders of Shiny, Rare and Blitz Games studios all cut their teeth on the computer that introduced the world to Manic Miner, Elite and Dizzy. It lasted a full decade in production, selling five million units before Amstrad purchased the money-losing unit and closed it down. Despite its demise, it’s still got a loyal following from a generation of fans , something we doubt can be said about the Amstrad machines that replaced it. Continue reading Sinclair ZX Spectrum turns 30, gets immortalized as a Google Doodle Sinclair ZX Spectrum turns 30, gets immortalized as a Google Doodle originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:32:00 EDT.
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