October 18th, 2020

Sinclair AX80

When I got my very first computer in 1981, a Sinclair ZX80, I had no programming experience at all. I powered it up for the first time and waited for the BASIC prompt. But, then I was stuck of course. I had no idea what to type in so I thought I’d have some fun, and typed “what is the meaning of life?”

SYNTAX ERROR

So I tried “Why was the universe created?”

SYNTAX ERROR

then I thought “hey, that kind of makes sense. The universe must have been a mistake.

I hope no one fixes it.