Sir Clive and Saint George United Through Time by Google

By Gary Cutlack on at

Today's Google Doodle has a very British theme, celebrating two very important cornerstones of our modern society -- the 30th anniversary of the ZX Spectrum and St George's Day.

The two rather odd bedfellows are represented by an 8-bit image of St George slaying the dragon, as it may well have looked had Sir Clive Sinclair's technology been around in the day and had a Speccy developer acquired a license to create the official game of the event.

Nitpickers on the internet are complaining that the image doesn't quite represent the extreme limitations of the ZX Spectrum's colour palette, but it's near enough for us. The ZX Spectrum launched in the UK on April 23rd of 1982, for £175. And the Commodore 64 was better, obviously. [Google via BBC]