The Sinclair ZX10 of the printing age? (You whippersnappers might not know,

The Sinclair ZX10 of the printing age?
(You whippersnappers might not know, but when Ataris and Commodores were going for $400 to $800, a nutbar from the UK brought out a personal computer for $100. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX81)

The m3d making records on kickstarter seems like it’s cut from the same cloth. One of the things I hadn’t seen yet in the hype was a plain document explaining their goals and methods. There’s definitely some interesting stuff here, but like the $100 Personal Computer, it’s build volume is a bit smaller than I’m interested in at this time.)

Here’s the whitepaper: http://www.printm3d.com/M3D-The_Micro-How_We_Did_It.pdf

One of my fist computers was a self-built Timex/Sinclair ZX-81. I wrote about it with a comparison to the marvelous RasPis (another UK product) here: http://www.stemulate.org/2013/03/17/raspberry-pi-brings-memories-zx81/