[rescue] My little rescue this weekend

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon May 19 21:49:14 CDT 2003

On Monday, May 19, 2003, at 10:22 PM, Steve Hatle wrote:
> At a local senior citizens center garage sale, I picked up a 
> Timex/Sinclair
> 1000 with the 16K (yup, K) memory expansion, A/C adaptor, cassette 
> interface
> cable, TV cable and owners manual. A couple of programs on cassette, 
> too.
> All in the original Styrofoam, though the external cardboard was gone.
> I'd never seen one of these in the flesh before, though I've heard many
> stories. Looks like it's barely ever been used. Total outlay was 
> $3.00, but
> that included the overhead projector my wife wanted as well <grin>. 
> Time to
> brush up my BASIC, I guess.

   Hey!  Those are great little machines.  I spent many an enjoyable 
evening hacking on mine a very, very long time ago.

   I fondly recall the little trick of embedding Z80 machine code as 
graphics characters in a REM statement. :)


Dave McGuire                "They live deeply, these vagabonds."
St. Petersburg, FL                            -Goro

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