The British folks here ought to appreciate this one. Around '94 or so, my dad gave me one of these. No idea where the hell he got it, especially in eastern Iowa. It didn't come with a power supply, and at the time, Taco Bell was usually the first thing I felt like blowing my few spare dollars on. So it sat in a closet, unused, for several years. It stowed away with me to Kansas City, where it pouted in a box for a few more years. Then, a little while ago, I picked up an Atari VCS (an adventure in itself) and blabbed about it to the darkest, nerdiest corners of the Internet, where someone happened to mention that the Atari's power supply would work for early Sinclairs too: same voltage, same polarity, sufficient amperage. The ZX80 had long slipped from my mind, so I'd never made the connection. He was right! Today, I finally brought this 31-year-old icon of British computing to life: Not as iconic as the ZX81 or Spectrum, I guess, but it apparently paved the way for them. Reading up on it has been almost as much fun as using it: (That blows me away. I associate such a thing with modern IDEs, not firmware that's older than I am.) Fortunately I have the 16k expansion module. I've spent the last hour or so learning to program this thing, and those little one-touch BASIC commands are marvelous. The overall limitations are grating, though - next to this, my 64k Apple II feels like a damn powerhouse. I've no intention of spending money on Sinclair tapes, but perhaps I can find .WAV files of them and send them in through my iPod. Nerd nerd nerd geek nerd geekanerd okay I'm done. Oh hey, how you doing 2005.