An even more successful version of the Sinclair ZX-80, featuring a large uncommitted logic array instead of much discrete logic, an improved BASIC, and rather more expandability (it could take 16kb RAM packs). It was launched around 1981 and was eventually replaced by the Spectrum.
zx-80 computer Sinclair’s cheap personal computer with built-in BASIC, launched at the end of January 1980 at a computer fair in Wembley, UK. The processor was an NEC 780-C running at 3.25 MHz. It had 1KB of RAM, externally expandable to 16KB, and 4KB of ROM. It had RF video output to a TV, displaying […]
zxnrbl jargon /sner’b*l/ Incorrect data introduced by transmission errors; any corrupted or uninterpretable data. The word originated in a 1978 advertisement for a Mockingboard, which “makes frogs croak, princesses shriek, and martians zxnrbl.” “It’s not misspelled on the original page. The Internet must have zxnrbled it on the way to you.” (1997-03-16)
a brand of . noun trademark a drug that acts on the brain; used to help people give up smoking
a blues-influenced type of Cajun dance music popular in Louisiana and Texas, and usually played on accordion, guitar, and violin. noun a type of Black Cajun music n. 1949, perhaps from Creole French pronunciation of French les haricots “the beans,” part of the title of a popular dance tune (“les haricots sont pas salés”).