ZX-Blue Plaques?

Y'know, other stuff, Sinclair related.
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Re: ZX-Blue Plaques?

Post by DouglasReynholm » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:02 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:56 pm
DouglasReynholm wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:05 pm
Need one of these in the park where Sir Clive made his 'Quantum Leap' (wink, nudge) over the enormous BBC and Apple machines.
That's exactly that kind of thing for this list. Does anyone know the exact place?
Well if that's the case we also need one for Ally Pally! https://youtu.be/x9PivEygh_8
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Re: ZX-Blue Plaques?

Post by R-Tape » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:33 pm

BTW I would genuinely be interested in building up a list of notable speccy spots. The kind of place you would pop by if in the area.

So far:

The Baron of Beef, Cambridge.
Sinclair Building, Cambridge
The Ocean Software building, 6 Central Street, Manchester
Clive Sinclair Blue Plaque, 32 Donne Place, Chelsea

UK Computer Museum, Cambridge
National Museum of Computing, Milton Keynes

That place where Clive jumped over the buses, address needed

There must be loads of software houses all over the country, and other oddities to add.
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Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:06 pm

The country mansion where Ultimate made all their works.
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Re: ZX-Blue Plaques?

Post by stupidget » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:42 pm

Newsfield Publications Ltd Ludlow?
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Post by 5MinuteRetro » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:20 pm

stupidget wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:42 pm
Newsfield Publications Ltd Ludlow?
It already has one. :) (Update: This doesn't appear to be the Newsfield plaque... but I do believe one was planned.)

(http://www.retro-now.com/newsfield-reco ... in-ludlow/)
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Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:32 am

The 'Dinamic Mansion': c. Tilos 2, Boadilla del Monte (near Madrid). The place where Dinamic started. In fact, it was where the Ruiz brothers lived.

Some time later, as the business grew up, they moved to Plaza España, 18, Madrid, their professional offices.
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Post by Morkin » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:09 am

Mentioned before, but I'm still looking to do a pilgrimage to Bath to visit all the Trashman streets (Montague Road etc).

Though possibly not 'blue plaque' worthy.
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Re: ZX-Blue Plaques?

Post by Daren » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:31 am

5MinuteRetro wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:20 pm
stupidget wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:42 pm
Newsfield Publications Ltd Ludlow?
It already has one. :) (Update: This doesn't appear to be the Newsfield plaque... but I do believe one was planned.)

(http://www.retro-now.com/newsfield-reco ... in-ludlow/)
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Re: ZX-Blue Plaques?

Post by 1024MAK » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:03 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:33 pm
UK Computer Museum, Cambridge
National Museum of Computing, Milton Keynes
Come on R-Tape, get the details right...

https://www.tnmoc.org
The National Museum of Computing
Bletchley Park
MILTON KEYNES
MK3 6EB

www.computinghistory.org.uk
The Centre for Computing History
Cambridge
Rene Court
Coldhams Road
Cambridge
CB1 3EW

The Centre for Computing History has a prototype ZX Spectrum on display. This was used by Nine Tiles to test the ROM code. See here and here. I’ve been and seen it. For this alone, it’s well worth a visit ;) Plus there lots of other computers to gawk at. And some you can play games on :D

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Re: ZX-Blue Plaques?

Post by Firefox » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:13 pm

1024MAK wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:03 pm
The Centre for Computing History has a prototype ZX Spectrum on display. This was used by Nine Tiles to test the ROM code.
Did they ever get around to dumping the ROMs from the prototype? It'd be fascinating to see what differences are between them and the mass-produced ROM.
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