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by 5MinuteRetro
Wed May 06, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: The story of Your Sinclair
Replies: 0
Views: 103

The story of Your Sinclair

Another of Graeme Mason's deepish dives into an old magazine. I do enjoy these. Not seen it posted here yet, so I thought I'd do the honours. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-05-03-the-story-of-your-sinclair (And in case anyone missed it, here's his earlier look at happenings Crash magazine: ...
by 5MinuteRetro
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Music
Topic: David Whittaker - Sinclair User - Megamix Tape
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: David Whittaker - Sinclair User - Megamix Tape

Thanks for this. Glider Rider's music was right up there with my favourite tunes during my Spectrum heyday. Indeed, it's one of those programs that I'd load up *just* to hear the music. Listening to this transported me back to long, lazy summer days holed up indoors playing video games when I really...
by 5MinuteRetro
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Lockdown viewing: BBC Scotland The Rise and Fall of Timex Dundee
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Lockdown viewing: BBC Scotland The Rise and Fall of Timex Dundee

Well, maybe. This doco was originally broadcast a couple of years ago and then dropped off iPlayer, but it's now back -- at least for the next couple of weeks. The title pretty much says it all but, of course, Sinclair relied on this very factory to make the ZX Spectrum in the early 1980s. I was kin...
by 5MinuteRetro
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: Did home computers in the 80s/90s influence your career choice?
Replies: 22
Views: 962

Re: Did home computers in the 80s/90s influence your career choice?

This one for those of you who are old enough to have had a Sinclair Spectrum (or other retro programmable computer) in the 80s or 90s only please. I have always been interested if that introduction to computers influenced peoples career choices. Perhaps not computers, per se, but my love of Crash m...
by 5MinuteRetro
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Female Spectrum programmers...
Replies: 31
Views: 1167

Re: Female Spectrum programmers...

Well, if you're allowing users of Quill, PAW, GAC, etc, and not just "proper programmers" then there are lots... Sue Medley, Diane Rice, Karen Tyers, Mandy Rodrigues, Sandra Sharkey, Dorothy Millard, Sharon Harwood, Edwina Brown, Doreen Bardon... etc. etc. I feel terrible for saying this but I did ...
by 5MinuteRetro
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Female Spectrum programmers...
Replies: 31
Views: 1167

Re: Female Spectrum programmers...

Ralf wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:47 pm
I see the need for another ZXDB field Einar Saukas. Gender.
Peter

PS. That was a joke.
And to be politically correct allow it to have at least 256 values ;)
Although, with no little irony, every single one of them would be recorded in binary. :shock:
by 5MinuteRetro
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Female Spectrum programmers...
Replies: 31
Views: 1167

Re: Female Spectrum programmers...

5MinuteRetro wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:52 pm
Replying to my own thread, I suppose Helen Reidy counts -- Skool Daze etc.
Hmm. Or perhaps not? She might've been on the marketing side.
by 5MinuteRetro
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Female Spectrum programmers...
Replies: 31
Views: 1167

Re: Female Spectrum programmers...

Replying to my own thread, I suppose Helen Reidy counts -- Skool Daze etc.
by 5MinuteRetro
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Female Spectrum programmers...
Replies: 31
Views: 1167

Re: Female Spectrum programmers...

Ersh wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:49 pm
Veronika Megler - The Hobbit
Ah yes -- good call. (Though I personally didn't enjoy that game.)
by 5MinuteRetro
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Female Spectrum programmers...
Replies: 31
Views: 1167

Female Spectrum programmers...

Prompted by another thread , my mind got to wondering who were the big-name female programmers for the ZX Spectrum during its heyday? Hand on heart, I can't currently think of a single one. In fact, as I type this, the only female I can think of that's in any way related to this side of the business...