Written by Ben Macnair
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Topics: Computers, spelling

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

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An old Computer, from Victorian times......

A recent search in the bowels of the offices of the Guardian have uncovered its spell checker. The machine was dusty, and was housed within a ZX Spectrum computer, which were popular with school kids in the 1980's.

Mr Hackett from the paper told us: 'It is quite a find. It was just an old machine, Dennis in Maintenance had been told to throw it out, but as he was a fan of these things he kept it. We think it could be worth a small fortune, what with all of the information that is on it'.

As an addendum to this unfolding story, we have learnt that the Computer has been left on a Train. It is bound to turn up sooner or later, though. Until it does, the Guardian are said to be in talks and aim to start using Word, which has its own built in spell checking facilities.

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