Any Excuse Is Good to Post the ZX Spectrum

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It wasn't popular in the US, but in Europe it was huge during the 80s. Black, sleek, slippery when wet, rainbowy. I loved its rubber keyboard. Just like the new Boing Boing Gadgets' redesign. [BBG]

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Just think of the fond memories we will have in twenty years when we see photos of the joyous devices we type on Gizmodo right now.

There were still a couple of these around Selfridges and other stores when I was in high school. I admit that I was lucky enough to start with a VIC-20 instead, but there was always something appealing about a keyboard where you press three different keys simultaneously and it saves you two keystrokes by typing the word for you.