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ZX Spectrum / St George's Day Google Doodle 2012

Google have celebrated the 30th anniversary of the ZX Spectrum and St George’s Day with a Google Doodle combining the two.

The ZX Spectrum was first released on the 23rd April 1982 by Sinclair Research.

Originally, the computer was produced in two different versions, one with 16 kB of RAM for £125, the other with 48 kB for £175.

ZX Spectrum

Over 5 million units of the combined 8 different models that were ultimately released, were sold worldwide.

The Spectrum was one of the first home computers available in the UK, and heralded a boom in personal computing and software development, the roots of which can still be seen today.

Google have drawn a doodle combining both the Spectrum and St George’s day, celebrated in various countries around the world, including the UK.

23rd April is traditionally the accepted date of Saint George’s death in AD 303.

The doodle shows St George fighting a dragon outside a castle, with a rainbow in the background representing the ZX Spectrum’s distinctive rainbow motif.

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