Lord Alan Sugar uses an Amstrad NC200 Notebook Computer of course! 🙂
The NC200 is a Z80 based notebook computers. It has in-built applications that include word processing, spreadsheet, games and BBC Basic. It also has a 3.5″ 720k floppy drive to save your documents onto and has 128k of battery backed up RAM.
Well, technically it isn’t actually sending the message to Twitter. I have used its serial communications package to connect to my Linux server. The Linux server is running getty to provide serial access. I have written a small BASH script that uses twidge to send and receive Twitter messages.
The script is currently scripted to work with a 80×16 screen. There is no reason why I cant modify the script for it to work on a Amstrad CPC6128, BBC Model B, a Research Machines RM380Z or any machine with a RS232 compatible serial port.