Saturday, October 23, 2004

Back to my roots :)

The first computer I ever programmed on was the ZX Spectrum 48k (yep, 48K memory)

External storage was a tape recorder (and watch that volume control otherwise the data transfer gets hosed !). I wrote BASIC programs, and a lot of assembly code video games. Come to think of it, I learnt some of my first AI techniques on this machine.

I also got an early lesson in technology envy; a friend of mine then acquired the 128k Spectrum, and thus I went very quickly from king of the hill to insanely jealous second-best :)

This nostalgic rant was brought upon by this site, allegedly one of the oldest continually running websites on the web.

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