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Sinclair ZX Spectrum 1982 - THE ANNIVERSARY VIDEO!

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Published on Apr 22, 2012

35th Launch Anniversary 2017! Join the party on Oct 28th!
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/de...

Friday, April 23th 1982 (St George's Day, England's national day) - At a press conference at the Churchill Hotel, Clive Sinclair revealed to the world his new personal computer, the ZX Spectrum. 30 years before the Raspberry Pi... The rest is history!

#HappyBirthDaySpectrum

Special thanks to: Rick Dickinson for his pictures of his designs; John Mathieson for the documentation "Who's who at Sinclair"; Oetterli Druck AG for printing the 10 meter long Spectrum rainbow banner at an affordable price and last but not least to my son Maximilian for lending me his new notebook computer for faster video editing.

* Links *
Download the exclusive "Media Kit" (1.1 GB, "The Movie" as WMV file, 180 photos, 5 documents, updated 2012-05-02)
http://www.cowo.ch/downloads/Speccy_i...

United Kingdom Information Technology Year (1982)
http://www.spellingsociety.org/bullet...

Rick Dickinson's "Sinclair ZX days" (2007)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9574086@...

Chris Smith's "The ZX Spectrum ULA" Book (2010)
http://www.zxdesign.info/book/theZXSp...

"The ZX Spectrum 30th Anniversary Special" bookazine (2012) from Imagine Publishing (ip)
http://www.imagineshop.co.uk/bookazin...

The Cambridge Phenomenon Book (2012)
http://www.cambridgephenomenon.com/in...

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Georg...

* Past events *
There was a party called "Spectrum30" in Cambridge on the weekend September 8th/9th 2012.
http://www.spectrum30.org.uk/
http://www.zxmicrofair.co.uk/

"Horizons: the Sinclair ZX Spectrum at 30" at BFI Southbank, London as part of the "SCI-FI-LONDON" Festival on the weekend May 5th/6th 2012.
Stories, pictures, videos and sounds of the event can be reached through
http://storify.com/imperica/horizons
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/sflzx/
http://soundcloud.com/matt-westcott/n...

* News Ticker *
23.04.2012
ZX Spectrum and St George's Day celebrated in Google doodle
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/...

ZX Spectrum's chief designers Rick Dickinson and Richard Altwasser reunited 30 years on (BBC)
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-17...

Memories by Rupert Goodwins (another ex Sinclair employee)
http://www.zdnet.com/the-zx-spectrum-...

The story of an historic micro
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/...

BBC Radio 5 live Wake Up To Money spoke to Stuart Miles, the founder and CEO of media and technology website, Pocket-lint.com
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-1...

22.04.2012
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pak21/se...
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-sty...
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/ne...

20.04.2012
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/v3-co-uk-la...
http://www.nowgamer.com/news/1330186/...

18.04.2012
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/pressre...

17.04.2012
http://www.capsulecomputers.com.au/20...

16.04.2012
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/pressre...
http://www.gamedot.co.uk/2012/04/16/1...

* Closing Credits *
Scripted, filmed, edited, directed and produced by Urs K├Ânig

Filmed on Apr 18th 2012 at the Lake Valley Labs with a Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ7 in AVCHD Lite HD format (resolution 1280x720 pixel)

Picture gallery and video playback in scene using Microsoft's Windows Live Photo Gallery version 2011 and VideoLAN's VLC media player version 1.1.11 on a Lenovo ThinkPad X61s notebook computer (Intel Core 2 Duo L7500, 4GB RAM) under Windows Vista Business 32-bit

Video stabilisation using Google's web based YouTube Video Editor

Edited using Microsoft's Windows Live Movie Maker version 2011 on a SAMSUNG NP300V5AH notebook computer (Intel CORE i7-2670QM, NVIDIA OPTIMUS, 6GB RAM) under Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Song "Technology" by Swiss rock band Pegasus
http://www.pegasustheband.com/en/
http://itunes.apple.com/ch/album/huma...

A coWo multimedia production
MOV057-EN-00 (p) 2012

* Trivia *
6 minutes, 360 seconds, one second for each month of Speccy's life.
There are dozens of other collectables, gadgets and memories in this video. Write in the comments below what reminds you of your past.

* Funnies *
Have a close look to the TFT and the turning Spectrum at the Speccy's party. Is anyone wondering if there is some LSD involved at the party? ;-)

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