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TODAY'S 40-somethings grew up learning how to write computer code on a Sinclair Spectrum
or a BBC Micro.
My second computer was a Sinclair Spectrum
microcomputer with 48KB of memory in 1984.
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The UK has fallen behind in recent years in computing expertise which has angered many who remembered the country as the birthplace of the modern computing revolution where programmers were sat in every front room and bedroom on their Sinclair Spectrum
, BBC Micros or Commodore 64 only thirty years ago.
These are games for the older teenager right up to the retro gamers who need to be pried from their Sinclair Spectrum
every so often.
BBC Micro, together with machines like the Sinclair Spectrum
, overturned people's preconceptions of computers.
The GP2X runs tons of emulators for platforms like the Sinclair Spectrum
(rubber keys, minimal graphics) and MSX (awesome games, zero sales).
Hands up everyone who had a Sinclair Spectrum
or a Commodore Vic 20.
In addition, users will be able to download a selection of classic Sinclair Spectrum
games to their machine.
The way that Java applications sit on top of a Virtual Machine, in much the same way as you can run Sinclair Spectrum
games on a desktop PC thanks to an emulator, gives Java unique security and portability capabilities which make it an attractive development environment before the 120 million Java devices out there are taken into consideration.
The Birchenclffe woman who runs IT consultancy theheuristics has been passionate about her subject ever since her father bought Caroline her first computer - a Sinclair Spectrum
- in the early 1980s.