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sjbaines
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Re: Spectrum Next post Kickstarter poll

Post by sjbaines » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:12 pm

Slow wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:24 am
One should not underestimate the suppressed need of a simple computer platform that isn't always online, does not track your behavior, does not bother you with popups and reminders, does not keep your credit card information, does not update itself on a whim, and where software just simply continues to work as intended after 30+ years. A perfectly knowable universe. A sandbox for your thoughts, a personal computer which is an extension of yourself, a place you want to be, as opposed to being an extension of everyone else shouting at you to get your attention, and a place where everyone else wants to control your experience.

To me as a professional software developer, this is the paradise we abandoned. A peace of mind.
That's exactly how I feel about it too (also being a Software Dev by trade), but you expressed it far better than I could have.
With it's relative simplicity comes stability and the potential to truly grok it. And that is beautiful.
Mind blown by ZX Spectrum back in '82, leading to career as software developer.
Always regretted never having written anything proper for the Speccy BITD,
so looking forward to my Next chance!

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Re: Spectrum Next... Did you miss the Kickstarter? Would you still want a Next?

Post by retrorichard74 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:12 pm

An accelerated NEXT.

a_jacobs
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Re: Spectrum Next... Did you miss the Kickstarter? Would you still want a Next?

Post by a_jacobs » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:21 pm

Could not afford the kick starter at the time. Will buy Next if released to retail.

with_joerg
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Re: Spectrum Next... Did you miss the Kickstarter? Would you still want a Next?

Post by with_joerg » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:46 am

I would buy the WLAN version that was on KS for 215GBP

KokotoniWilf
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Re: Spectrum Next... Did you miss the Kickstarter? Would you still want a Next?

Post by KokotoniWilf » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:14 pm

I would take at least one full version (whatever that may be in the end) of the SpecNext
and possibly also one board-only device for my old Spectrum case ;-)

afwlehmann
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Re: Spectrum Next... Did you miss the Kickstarter? Would you still want a Next?

Post by afwlehmann » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:36 am

I would buy the version that comes with everything but the Raspberry PI (or even that if that were the only option :-)).

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MikeCad
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Re: Spectrum Next... Did you miss the Kickstarter? Would you still want a Next?

Post by MikeCad » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:54 am

I'm not sure what the options would be at this point, whether it would be as granular as the KS in offering three main specs. Bearing in mind the availability of the Pi Zero etc. We'll find out soon.
ZX80, ZX81, Spectrum 48K, Spectrum +2, QL, Atari 130XE, Atari ST, Atari Falcon, Acorn A3000..

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Re: Spectrum Next... Did you miss the Kickstarter? Would you still want a Next?

Post by Hairydalek » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:07 pm

It would have to be the full unit for me - new style case/keyboard. I’d be fine with adding my own Pi / WiFi unit etc..

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Re: Spectrum Next... Did you miss the Kickstarter? Would you still want a Next?

Post by FrankT » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:16 pm

The basic Next will do if there's no Pi0's available. As long as it comes in the glorious case. I'll be mostly using it for music, and a bit of coding.

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Re: Spectrum Next... Did you miss the Kickstarter? Would you still want a Next?

Post by Michael Scruton » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:34 pm

Would like an other board, I know I already have one, but did not have enough time to save for a single board to go into an old rubber key speccy.

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