Unlike my mainly-made-on-a-typewriter previous issues, this one was made entirely using a 1981-vintage Sinclair ZX81 computer, and printed using an Alphacom 32 thermal printer of similar age.
It's very difficult to type on a ZX81, and the computer is VERY limited in what it can do - this 16-page zine completely filled the 16K of memory I had available! It's all been made by setting up the pages on the screen and printing each screenful as it goes along. It's made out of a BASIC program over 400 lines long, that's stored using cassette tapes and takes about four minutes to load. :)
Anyway, in this issue, you have...
- Music and TV reviews
- Why I like using old technology
- Some graphics and patterns using the ZX81's awesome 64x44 pixel resolution!
- Camera of the Month - the Olympus XA2
Note: the first few copies will be printed in blue like this, but once that particular roll of thermal paper runs out, further copies will be printed in slightly more conventional black. :) Please let me know if you're desperate for a blue copy - once that roll has gone, they will all be black...
Available for £1.50 in the UK, £2.00 by airmail to everywhere else in the world. Order using the appropriate button below - please ensure you choose the right postage option.