Z88 BooksThe following is a list of Z88 Books in the Centre for Computing History collection. It is not an exhaustive list of and other books may have been published. If you have a book that you would like to donate to our collection, please view our donations page.
There are 6 Z88 Books in our collection :
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With the advent of Cambridge Computers Z88, a new world of computing has been created by Sir Clive Sinclair, who introduced practical computing to the UK in 1980 with the first of his popular series of ZX micros, including the renowned Spectrum.
This book is for owners and would-be purchasers of the Z88 who are not computer literate but who want to be able to use it quickly and effectively.
Since the machine has no facility for using external disk software, it comes with its own built in wordprocessor, spreadsheet, database, diary and calculator.
The Author concentrates on how to make the best use of the built-in software and explains in simple terms how to down-load files to another computer or printer, and how to load files into the Z88 from another computer.
The Z88 portable computer has been aimed at a market entirely separate from that assumed for earlier machines in its lineage. It is the first truly cheap portable laptop computer, and the first computer to dispense with disk drives in favour of memory.
Release v.093 1988
Consultants: Matthew Soar, Trinity Concepts Ltd., Jim Westwood, Graham French
"This book based on the experience gained by extensive use, will help all users of the Z88 reach an understanding of how to use it with the minimum of hassle. Computer jargon is kept to a minimum and the informative text is liberally illustrated with examples and handy tips."
Note from the Author:
I spent about twenty years in sales and marketing, before becoming 'retired' in 1997, at the age of 39 after a company take over. Since when I have been travelling and cobbling my own notes on the Z88 into this book. Several years of my career were spent fighting for British exports, in the front line, notably seven years in Australia where I managed a British subsidiary, and, additionally founded, edited and published a semi-technical periodical over a period of several years, before returning to England for domestic reasons.
During 'time' in Australia I developed an general interest in computers, mainly through my contacts with my good friend Stuart Smith, who worked with a mainframe computer. In those days computers were very expensive and relied a lot on data input through punched cards (a throwback to nineteenth century technology). Since those days things in the computer world have changed a lot, and not the least of these changes, in my opinion, is the introduction of the Z88 computer, which offers real computing power commensurate with the real needs of 'personal' computing, within optimum parameters of weight, size, endurance and ease of use. I hope you find my notes and methods contained in this book of use in the guidance and inspiration of your own applications.