BBC on the Sinclair ZX81, Looks Like a Cyberspace Deck

The BBC has a very nice article looking back at the introduction of the Sinclair ZX81 personal computer in the UK. The ZX81 is at the bottom basement of personal computing, but I can imagine, not having had one myself, that it would have been a very exciting introduction to computing. Also, I kind of imagine William Gibson’s Ono-Sendai Cyberspace 7″ from Neuromancer looking like the ZX81, but it would need trodes and an external battery.

Follow the link below for the BBC article, and under that, learn more about the ZX81 on Wikipedia.

BBC News – ZX81: Small black box of computing desire.

ZX81 on Wikipedia.

I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on DynamicSubspace.net. Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.

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