Technology | Nostalgia | 1980s

Remembering the Sinclair ZX81

Facts, opinions, and personal memories of what was nearly my first home computer

Alan AJ
4 min readApr 10, 2024

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This is an updated version of an article I wrote a few years ago for some of my now-defunct blogs.

A tatty-looking Sinclair ZX81 home computer.
I’ve only had this Sinclair ZX81 since 2009, and it’s not in pristine condition. But it means a lot to me as you’ll discover. Author’s photo

The Early 1980s

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Alan AJ

Life stories and opinions with a touch of humour. Gen X widowed father of two in England. Former electronics engineer and programmer. Prev. 'Autistic Widower'.