Nice information Geoff, like you say, the concept was good and they were sold via Grattan (yes the catalogue people) I was going to buy it and pay back in installments.
Believe it or not after that, one day my dad came home from work one day and presented me with a Sinclar QL
. This was a bolt out of the blue, seeing as he saw computers as a waste of time. I do not even know how he came across it. However in my bedroom I would tinker on this machine. Am I right in thinking this must of been one of the first pc's to utilise the Motarola 68008 processor?
Like Linus Torvalds, I learnt to program a fair bit on the QL, however I did not go on to develop Linux.