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All being well, I shall soon be the proud owner of a thermal printer for my ancient and laughably primitive ZX81 home computer. I am going to make a zine using just this technology, which will be a challenge to say the least.

Working within the strict limitations of this kit, I'm very keen to get
submissions from people for this zine. The only characters and symbols
available on the ZX81 are these:



That's right - no lower case, only a limited range of punctuation, and some very blocky graphic symbols. I'm going to produce the zine by printing a
series of screen dumps, and the screen consists of 20 printable lines
of 32 characters each.

So...if you're interested in using these very basic building blocks to produce what I hope will be a very
interesting zine, do get in touch. If you can write an article properly
formatted to use the screen layout described above, and that completely
fills one or more screens, let me know. If you can produce it on a real
ZX81, even better, but I won't hold you to that! I'm willing to re-type
submissions on my own machine. :) I'm particularly interested in anyone
who can make pretty pictures using these symbols and characters.

Hope to hear from some of you soon, and hopefully the zine will appear
shortly, if I don't suffer from too much RAM-pack wobble while I'm
producing it.

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OK, folks - it's done. :) My first ZX81-made zine is ready to buy here. Enjoy. :)


Lee Osborne said:
OK, folks - it's done. :) My first ZX81-made zine is ready to buy here. Enjoy. :)

Oh I will send my thingy for next time. Can we sort out a trade after the 28th (I'm doing the alt press fair then)
I was just keen to get it done before I start my new job next week. :) Let me know what you fancy trading...

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