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chess in < 1k

2001-08-11 18:09:18+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:28+00 by: ebradway

I'm disappointed the guy posting the article didn't type in the listing and use a ZX81 emulator to play it on a PC. Kids nowadays are so spoilt.

My very first computer was a ZX81 - which is the Sinclair predecessor to the Timex/Sinclair 1000. I ended up returning the Sinclair because the membrane keyboard shook the 16K memory expansion module when I typed and cause the computer to lock up. I wasn't able to get it to reliably read and write to cassette tape. I upgraded to a VIC-20 soon after.

The gripe about typing in programs is because that is how I learned to program. I used to type in thousands of lines of code from Compute magazine. Of course, being an amatuer typist, I made many mistakes. There were two ways to find the mistakes: 1. go back through the entire thing line by line or 2. debug the program. I used method #2.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:28+00 by: Pete

I upgraded to a VIC-20 soon after.

That's a sentence you don't hear too often.