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Clive Sinclair R.I.P.

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:22 pm
by 1066
Sad to see Clive Sinclair died today. Although he had some rather odd-ball ideas that fell by the wayside, he was certainly an original thinker. I remember building one of his "one transistor" radio kits and later a 6 transistor radio kit in the early 60's.
Remembered for his ZX80, ZX81, Spectrum, digital watch, calculator, folding bike, C5, add-on electric pack for a bike and many other bits and bobs. Before his time in many ways and I don't really think he got the recognition he deserved.

Re: Clive Sinclair R.I.P.

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:51 am
by 20series
My first computer was a ZX81, aweful thing in reality but he lead the way for home PCs. When I worked at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge one of the buildings on campus was where he created all of those warly ideas and was named after him..

Alan

Re: Clive Sinclair R.I.P.

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:07 am
by bradaz11
you know, I hadn't even realised he was the same guy as the computer guy, I thought it was just the bike.

proper inventors are supposed to turn out whacky ideas every now and then.

Re: Clive Sinclair R.I.P.

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:44 am
by Polchraine
In 1973 he introduced the Sinclair Calculators which where very successful.