Thanks for providing such a great site for us all to use. Much appreciated.
Yup - ditto from me. To me, its been the
"NZ Community" forum that I recommend anybody who asks about classic computing to check out if they want to look at contacting people with similiar passions.
Happy new year to everybody. This year I'm going to make a little more effort with the old machines. I have a few more speccies to work with now (thanks to Don) and I managed to hook a class of 20-22yr students on old 8-bit Atari games at the end of last year (the machine got a good workout for a few hours straight (11:30am to 5:30pm)).
I'll see if I can do the same with a Speccy this year - that said, I'll have to dig around and find a Joystick interface as I doubt many of them would appreciate using rubber keys... I think I might have to look at a 1bis for that as well - I've only managed to successfully load one game from my MP3 player (and the rest were "Tape Read Error" - the usual issue with getting the volumes right and all that tape has).
So, roll on 2014.