Rubber keys to protect from splashing, or the more superior Acorn Machine. So which were you? Personally, I never owned a Spectrum - I always thought they were a bit gippo - I was a huge advocate of the BBC Micro. The model I has was a BBC Micro B+ with REM chip and external disk drive and tape deck.
Just the thought of the sounds when you loaded up your game by tape, waiting anxiously for the game to load, only to be thoroughly dissapointed when you eventually got to play! ahhhh those were the days. Computers then I feel were so much more fun, rather than the headache modern games give you. Is it just me or are todays games so damn hard? Give me Repton anyday.
So, what were your favorite games of the day? PacMan perhaps? Donkey Kong? Paperboy? My personal favorite Repton? aaaaahhhh I can almost smell the 80's just thinking about it. Even if you did get bored of the games, it was fairly easy to write that well known programme that everybody knew:
10 Clear Screen
20 Print "hello"
30 goto 20
Anyway, I went back to my parents house the other day to fish the BBC Micro out of the loft - I figured it must be worth something after all this time. (ok, ok I was going to hook it up and play) To my horror, they had actually sold it at a car boot sale for.... wait for it...... Â£1.50 ?!? Now I dont know what it should have been worth, but alot more than that I am sure. I havn't been the same since.
Enough! All this reminiscing is making me quite over excited. ooooh. too late. If I had a rubber keyed speccy now everything would be ok but i think i have damaged the keyboard and my pc is about to cra......... ~@?@!(*&$^!"*&$Â£!!"~@?........