thank you. I am kind of joking around here, but last night I got a Sinclair from a friend of mine (he gave it to me), and I was having trouble getting a clean signal. As far as the 1000/zx-81's go, you get what you paid for.
in addition to the Sinclair, I also got an Apple IIc. I never had one of those before. I believe I now have most of the Apples except for the Apple laptop and the Apple I. (not counting MAC's which are too new for my interest)
I never brought this story up because I really don't like these computers, and I did not want to be branded a "Sinclair guy" - I was more interested in the documents and books than the systems. What's much more fascinating to me is the number of Sinclair-related vendors, add-on products, how-to books, and for that matter the total number of user group members. I had no appreciation for the fanatical following these things had back then, but I was only 13 at the time.