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.
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.
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