Interview with Lou Galie on the Many Myths of the Timex Spectrum Clones

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I am pleased to announce that I have been given permission to publish an article by Bruno Florindo and Andrew Owen entitled, American Cousins, which features a fascinating interview with Lou Galie, Senior Vice President of Technology at Timex Group USA Inc and former Director of Engineering for the Timex Computer Corporation. The article tells the story of Timex's transition from their successful Sinclair ZX81-based budget computer, Timex Sinclair 1000, to the company's last two personal computing products in the US, the Timex Sinclair 1500, an updated Timex Sinclair 1000, and the Timex Sinclair 2068, an enhanced pseudo-clone of the UK's popular ZX Spectrum. You can read the PDF article originally intended for the fanzine Byte High No Limit by downloading the attachment below or simply clicking here. In the future, I will be providing more coverage of the complete series of Timex and Spectrum computers from my personal collection, so be sure to stay tuned. Many thanks to Andrew and Bruno for the article.

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Gnome (not verified)
Thanks for this most

Thanks for this most enlightening article. Can't wait for more. For now, I guess I'll google for some Timex games.

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Gnome wrote:

For now, I guess I'll google for some Timex games.

You can check these links out so you can play in your browser: http://www.armchairarcade.com/neo/node/3349

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MISTER BEEP (not verified)
The PDF doesn't work

Hi.

That's what WindowXP says when I try to open the PDF:

"There was an error opening this document. The file is damaged and could not be repaired".

Greetings.
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The PDF is confirmed working,

The PDF is confirmed working, Mister Beep, so it's probably something on your end.

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MISTER BEEP (not verified)
Re: The PDF is confirmed working

Thanks a lot, I finally was able to check it out at work. Everything is OK here!

Greetings,
MISTER BEEP
Timex Computer Music: http://mister_beep.republika.pl/

Andrew Owen (not verified)
Actually the fanzine was

Actually the fanzine was called Byte High No Limit, but since it was never published let's not quibble over the details. :)

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Andrew Owen wrote:

Actually the fanzine was called Byte High No Limit, but since it was never published let's not quibble over the details. :)

I'll fix it. What then is the "Circe" header?

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Andrew Owen (not verified)
It was the name of the end

It was the name of the end interview with an industry insider in the old Your Spectrum, which BHNL was intended as a tribute to.

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thanks to you and original authors for sharing.

The ZX81 was my first ever computer so I always like reading stuff like this.
When was this article originally written?

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vectrexmad wrote:

The ZX81 was my first ever computer so I always like reading stuff like this.
When was this article originally written?

Andrew can clarify, but it's my understanding it was fairly recent.

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