Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: ZX Spectrum, Clive Sinclair, John Mathieson, Martin Brennan, Sinclair Radionics, Sinclair BASIC, Timex Sinclair 1000, ZX Microdrive, One Per Desk, Loki, Sinclair QDOS, Zeus Assembler, Timex FDD3000, Rick Dickinson, Steve Vickers, 68K/OS, Tony Tebby, ZX Printer, Ben Cheese, Sinclair Sovereign, Nigel Searle, Jim Westwood, ZX8301, Minerva, SuperBASIC, Jan Jones, TV80, Sinclair Zike, RomDisq, ZX8302. Excerpt: The ZX Spectrum (the qZq is pronounced qZedq from its original British English branding) is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. Referred to during development as the ZX81 Colour and ZX82, the machine was launched as the ZX Spectrum by Sinclair to highlight the machine's colour display, compared with the black-and-white of its predecessor, the Sinclair ZX81. The Spectrum was ultimately released as eight different models, ranging from the entry level model with 16 KB RAM released in 1982 to the ZX Spectrum +3 with 128 KB RAM and built in floppy disk drive in 1987; together they sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide. The Spectrum was among the first mainstream audience home computers in the UK, similar in significance to the Commodore 64 in the USA. The introduction of the ZX Spectrum led to a boom in companies producing software and hardware for the machine, the effects of which are still seen; some credit it as the machine which launched the UK IT industry. Licensing deals and clones followed, and earned Clive Sinclair a knighthood for qservices to British industry.q The Commodore 64, BBC Microcomputer and later the Amstrad CPC range were major rivals to the Spectrum in the UK market during the early 1980s. The ZX Spectrum has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity thanks to the accessibility of ZX Spectrum emulators, allowing 1980s video game...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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