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Talk by Steve, M3FKH, 16th February 2024

Steve’s talk, “The Speccy Geek” - sub-titled “The making of a home computer and a software engineer” - was a fascinating sequel to Andy’s excellent talk on all things Sinclair last month.

Steve gave attendees a fascinating account of the hardware evolution of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, driven by the constraints of the electronics of the day and the need to control cost. picture showing Steve presenting in the Pyewipe shack

As a practicing software engineer, Steve was able to highlight the design quirks of the Spectrum and how they affected programming it. Quite a few club members had at one time owned this computer and enjoyed a walk down memory lane!