Tuesday, 24 April 2012
St. George and the ZX Spectrum Dragon
You can imaging my surprise when I noticed on the google search page a picture of St.George fighting the dragon using 8-bits graphics like we used on the old ZX Spectrum computer back in the day.
This was Goggle's way of remember these two events especially if you lived in the UK. One was celebrating St. Georges day. For those who don't know, he is the patron saint of England. It all has to do with some story about a guy who slayed a dragon and then somehow became a patron saint, how that happened, I don't know. Didn't anyone say at the meeting of the patron saint society that the whole St. George thing sounded a bit iffy and at what point when the dragon appeared in the story warning signs didn't ring out like a school bell or a wet fish to the face.
On the other end of the scale it was the 30th anniversary of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum which was one of the most popular early home computers from the 80's and I use to have one. Wrote some of my first programs on it so have very fond memories. You could always get an emulator for it if you wanted to give it a try or even have a go at a Java conversion of one of its most famous games Jetset Willy or read about some of the history.
You can then imaging my surprise when I noticed on the google search page a picture of St.George fighting the dragon using 8-bits graphics like we used on the old ZX Spectrum computer back in the day. Interesting facts about the colour limit the computer had HERE
Debbydo celebrated St.Georges day not by trying to slay our resident dragon Dustin Sunflower but by walking around the GFC in her England top for a day.