Sinclair Programs – Issue 1

This is the very first edition of Sinclair Programs magazine which was first published in May 1982 by ECC Publications Ltd, who also published Sinclair User and Sinclair Projects. The magazine was originally released bi-monthly, but due to its’ popularity went monthly from issue 7 (May 1983). The magazine contained “type-in” programs for the ZX80, ZX81 and ZX Spectrum computers, and although most listing were for games there was also the odd utility program included. The magazine ran for 35 issues with the last one published in September 1985, which was probably due to the introduction of budget software making buying games more affordable.

Sinclair Programs

I picked up this copy from a dedicated magazine website for £8 which I was pretty happy with, as it rarely appears on ebay. Because of this pricing of this magazine is difficult, but that said it is not obvious for the front cover that this is the very first issue, so you may be able to pick one up cheaply. Also because of the age of the magazine the condition can vary, so I would always check the overall state of the magazine (e.g. missing pages, rips, tears, writing etc).

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