Google Doodle Commemorates St George's Day and ZX Spectrum
Google's most recent doodle commemorates with an 8-bit style graphic two of the most important events in history, on one hand the 30th anniversary of ZX spectrum and, on the other hand, St. George's Day.
In the bright 'Google Doodle' is shown St. George as a knight riding a white horse and attacking a dragon with his lance. The Saint is display in the well recognize rudimentary graphic image used when Sinclair Research Ltd launched in 1982 the first home computer ZX Spectrum.
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The computer was small, had rubber keys and came in eight different colors. It was offered in several models, from entry level models with 16 kB RAM and 48 KB RAM, which were released in 1982 to the ZX Spectrum +3 with 128 kB RAM. The ZX Spectrum +3 also featured a built-in 3-inch floppy disk drive and the model was released in 1988.
The world of spectrum website devoted to the ZX states: "Today, it lives on in the hearts and minds of hundreds (if not thousands) of nostalgic Spectrum users around the world; Specchums (as spectrum users like to refer to themselves) have taken it upon themselves to keep the memories and nostalgia of the Speccy (as the Spectrum is affectionately known) years alive."