Time to dust off the Anorak of Power and practice my Z80 assembler -- on Sunday, I'm chairing a lunchtime panel at Extreme Computing, the Festival of Inappropriate Technology down in Kings Cross. Brought to you by NTK and Mute magazine, it's a cyber-jumble of oddities. It's got eight-bit coming out of its cute little tush. It's got bad people doing terrible things to innocent machines. It has a supermarket loyalty card swap to confuse the mighty computers of the capitalist conspiracy. Freeman Dyson will talk about nuclear spacecraft. You'll even be able to buy tea-towels screen printed with your favourite browser.
My panel is celebrating 20 Years of the Sinclair Spectrum -- we've got Sandy White, of Ant Attack fame; Nigel Alderton, who wrote the original Chuckie Egg, and other luminaries. God knows what I'm going to say, but come along and we'll find out together. Web site www.xcom2002.com has the skinny, it's a ZX81's loading blip from Kings Cross station in salubrious North London, and it should be a gas.
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