Monday, April 05, 2010

While cleaning the study ...

I found ...Yes, it's a programming manual for a Sinclair Spectrum. I also found these three rings.
I have absolutely no idea what they're for but can't help thinking it must be something important. (By the way, they're bigger than they look, about 2" in diameter.)

And I came across the thing I was looking for last week but I hadn't put it in a safe place.

Cleaning my study is an adventure!


Anonymous said...

I remember zx spectrums!!!

A. xx

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I can only tell you .... DON'T throw them away !! If you do , they'll turn out to be VITAL .
Of course , you may have had this thought , before you hid them the last time ....

jams o donnell said...

Good lord when did you last tidy the study Loz? I can't talk, last time I cleaned up I found a species of sentient fungus!

jams o donnell said...

Err I meant Liz!

Ole Phat Stu said...

Ash Nazg durbatuluk
Ash Nazg gimbatul
Ash Nazg thrakatuluk
Arg burzum ishi krimpatul

Three rings for the Elven kings under the sky... ;-)

Leslie: said...

You could put tealights in the rings so the flickering flame would be seen through the little holes OR use them as napkin rings.

CherryPie said...

I was going to say what Lesley said. Napkin rings!

Furtheron said...

I bet some geek will buy the manual via eBay

Aren't they napkin rings? Or too big for that?

Liz said...

You're not that old, amanda!

This is what I'm thinking, Sonata.

er, um, best not to ask, jams!

Could be, stu!

I don't know if the tealights would work, leslie, as they slope.

Definitely not napkin rings.

I have the feeling they're off the legs of something technical. But I can't see any three-legged computers roundabout.

katney said...

I was poking around in some cupboards (can't say I was cleaning) and found our Sinclair computer. It is smaller than a laptop--at least smaller than mine, and you had to hook it up to the TV for a monitor. And then, of course, it has about two kilobytes of memory.

(Could those be napkin rings?--oh, I see you already eliminated that possibility.)