The first stage of the move was putting some things I wouldn't need straight away (OK, I'll admit it's arguable I don't need any of it) into my storage unit. Sadly the final photo I took before leaving was too blurry to show, but here it is before I put a few more boxes and a Coin Cascade arcade cabinet in it.
It's almost the end of the month and the end of the 2014 Summer RetroChallenge. And what have I done?
I moved house for a start. In previous posts you will have seen the state of my old "office" as I began to pack for the move. Packing wasn't the easiest thing as I'd just had surgery on my broken collar bone and couldn't do any lifting or carrying. So we brought in the shifters. Once they'd done their packing work it looked very different.
When I was a young fellow, stabbing aching numb fingers at a cold hard ZX81 keyboard, I remember noticing that Psion, a company that had produced many of the shiny commercial ZX81 tapes I had beside my computer had their name on a new kind of device. Psion was an English company that began life writing software mainly for the Sinclair home computers. In 1984 they released a new kind of device; a small, battery powered handheld computer marketed as "the world's first practical handheld computer". This device, the Psion Organiser, is commonly regarded as the first PDA and eventually lead to the smartphone and tablet market we have today.