First impressions of ‘The Recreated Sinclair ZX Spectrum’ - Rick Dickinson, Industrial Designer of the original ‘Sinclair ZX Spectrum’
On Thursday 19th February, 2015 Jason Fitzpatrick, Curator of The Centre for Computing History, was kind enough to host Rick Dickinson and I at his Cambridge, UK venue.
The meeting provided me with an opportunity to present ‘The recreated Sinclair ZX Spectrum’, for Rick and Jason to have hands on with the recreated device and for both of them to offer their first impressions.
My teenage daughter’s camera was rolling whilst Rick took his first look (and later whilst Rick and Jason chatted at considerable length about all things ‘Spectrum’). From what we managed to capture at that time we’ve extracted this short clip, which as you’ll see is very much a ‘home brew’ affair.
Caption: Rick Dickinson, Industrial Designer of the original ‘Sinclair ZX Spectrum’ with ‘The recreated Sinclair ZX Spectrum’ at The Centre for Computing History, Cambridge, UK
That evening, Jason shared his own first impressions via ‘The Centre’s’ blog. You can read Jason’s impressions by clicking or tapping on the image below.
Caption: Jason Fitzpatrick, Curator of The Centre for Computing History, Cambridge, UK with ‘The recreated Sinclair ZX Spectrum’
For the next week or so we’ll be on the road with ‘The recreated Sinclair ZX Spectrum’, presenting it to other interested (and interesting) people and inviting them each to share their first impressions. As we’ve already done with Rick’s and with Jason’s, we’ll be using those first impressions to inform us and to guide our thoughts and plans for the recreated device.
We’re hoping to post another Update before the month’s out, or as soon as possible thereafter, when (as we wrote last time) we'll be confirming details including delivery and on sale dates.
Backers can continue to pledge / pre-order the recreated device (for a short time only) from RecreatedZXSpectrum.com and if they do so then they'll receive it on favourable terms.
Until then, thanks for your continued support.
Regards - Steve Wilcox, Elite
'The recreated Sinclair ZX Spectrum' (formerly the Bluetooth ZX Spectrum)