What was my favourite invention from my childhoold
So, in answer to today’s question, "What was MY favourite invention from my childhood?":
The WHAT I hear you say?
From what I remember, it was the poor relation to the BBC Micro and only had 32K of RAM but also had BBC Basic in its ROM meaning I could play the "cooler and better" BBC Micro games on it.
But more than anything, like the Commodore 64 a few months later, it set my imagination alight. Never before did I have a tool which allowed me to both PLAY programs as well as code programs.
At aged just 9, I was buying books about computing and teaching myself how to write something that would allow a computer to "speak to me" and provide answers to questions I ask of it, or allow me to guide a submarine away from depth charges…
For the first time ever, at just 9, I had the capability to not only take control of the future, but to design it too.