Oxford chaps solve problem in 1982 Sinclair Spectrum manual

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    This story made me 😎 and the video made me :woohoo: especially seeing Twitter on a Spectrum !

    12-Spectrum network assembles orchestra to play Mahler symphony Oxford's Museum of the History of Science have tackled, and solved, a problem posed in the 1982 manual for the ZX Spectrum. Chapter 19 of that document explains "BEEP", a BASIC command that made the Spectrum emit sounds. The chapter included a routine to play the funeral march from Austrian composer Mahler's first symphony. The chapter ends with a couple of suggested exercises to get better at BEEPing, the second of which is “Program the computer so that it plays not only the funeral march, but also the rest of Mahler's first symphony.”


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