No not political corruption, although I did do this project for personal gain. You see a long time ago I didn't have the money for a big fancy computer, I still don't in fact, but I did have the desire to think I was using one. Thusly this amalgamation was born. So it'd be fair to say that,
a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away I was a poor rebel electronics geek!
This is the story of my desperate struggle against the dark forces of expensive computers and how I hacked my way out of it too!
Step 1: Once Upon a Time ...
I was a wild eyed youth, filled with hopes, dreams, nay even an ambition or two, but mainly I was broke! I didn't even get my Timex Sinclair when they first came out, no, I bought mine when they were dumping them for $19.99 or something, I forget now, it was cheap though. So cheap in fact that even I couldn't say no. I had to say no to a lot of technology related stuff that I'd have liked to have had too.
But not this time, no! This time I got myself a shiny new, already obsolete, and of questionable design to begin with, computer. But what did I know? All I knew was I had an actual computer in my hot little hands. Many an hour I'd puzzle over the mysteries that are Sinclair BASIC I even tried to peek and poke a few instructions now and again too. But that usually lead to system crashes.
Anyhow what I am driving at here is Sinclairs were pieces of junk, and anyone trying to peck at one, you can't really call it typing, it was more like jabbing at the bubble membrane keyboard, instantly knew just what kind of junk this machine was. A blind man could see that a keyboard upgrade would be a huge step in the right direction.