was no way I would ever get permission to hook a home brewed heap like that up
to British Telecom’s lines. You have to have one of the acceptable machines,
like the grossly overpriced BBC machine with its pathetic 32K, or a Spectrum.
So I am going to connect my Spectrum up to Micronet. I may also be able to
link the Spectrum to Marvin, if the circuit I am trying to design works. No
doubt, if it does not, I shall have a dead Spectrum to bury! Further progress
will be reported as soon as there is any. I am still waiting 28 days for the
modem to arrive...
Remember the Marx Brothers film, where Groucho dictates a letter to his
dentist, “Please find enclosed a cheque for $500”? When Chico asks if he
should put the cheque in, Groucho says “You do and I’ll fire you!” In his
letter advising me of the deadline for this issue, our noble editor asked me
to put this article on “the enclosed disk”. Well, I looked ever so carefully,
but there was no sign of any disc! Still, he didn’t forget to send me a
cheque, so all is forgiven...