Back when 1KB was more than enough

My mum just found this photo of the family gathered round our new Sinclair ZX81 in 1982. My parents bought it for Christmas and I remember my mum had already learned enough to set it up with a message scrolling up the screen. It was a big event, big enough to send a copy of this photo to grandparents for grandad to capture the family in action. A year or so later we upgraded to a ZX Spectrum, which also meant buying a colour portable TV. Many happy hours spent in that corner of the dining room…

Comments

  • This reminds me, have you seen how much ZX80 is now worth on e-bay? Unbelievable!

  • I think is the only photo of phil with hair in existence.