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Floppy Days Vintage Computing Podcast

A podcast about home computers of the late 70's through the 80's.  Covers the machines in the general order of release AND includes numerous interviews with icons, movers, and shakers of the home computer revolution.

host: Randy Kindig
twitter: @floppydays
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Jul 8, 2018

Interview with John Grant - Developer of the OS & BASIC for the Sinclair ZX80

In the last show Earl Evans and I covered part I of the Sinclair ZX80/81 line of home computers; its history and tech specs.  Before delving into part II, we’re going to have a topic-relevant interview this month. I was able to, with the help of Kevin Palser, track down and interview Mr. John Grant, a man whose name we mentioned several times last month when going through the Sinclair ZX80 history.  You see, John is literally the gentleman who wrote the operating system and BASIC for the ZX80. He still owns Nine Tiles today and still has the rights to that OS. I think you’ll enjoy this discussion with a true vintage computer pioneer.