Spencer Owen will host the Hack Chat on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at noon PDT.
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Of the early crop of personal computers that made their way to market before IBM and Apple came to dominate it, few machines achieved as iconic a status as the Sinclair ZX80. Perhaps it was its unusual style, or maybe it had more to do with its affordability. Regardless, Sir Clive's little machine sold north of 100,000 units and earned a place in both computing history and the hearts of early adopters.
Spencer Owen is one who holds a torch for the ZX80, so much so that he hatched a seemingly wacky idea to make his own. A breadboard prototype became a full-fledged computer. Dubbed the "RC2014", the computer proved popular enough to sell on Tindie, and Spencer is now following his dream as a retrocomputing mogul and working on RC2014 full time.
Join the Hack Chat as we discuss:
- The market for retrocomputing hardware;
- Fun with the Z80 platform;
- Bringing a hobby project to market on Tindie; and
- What's next for the RC2014?