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Old 16-09-2021, 19:25   #1
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RIP Sir Clive Sinclair

https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...x=1631812764-1

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Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
RIP, Sir Clive.
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Old 17-09-2021, 04:37   #2
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Re: RIP Sir Clive Sinclair

Also inventor of the C5, which he never could live down.

RIP Sir Clive.
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Old 17-09-2021, 09:47   #3
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Also, inventor of the C5, which he never could live down.

RIP Sir Clive.

Unfortunately, the C5 was ahead of it's time, and would sell big today.


I still remember my dad bringing home a ZX81, with a 64k memory module that fixed to the back, that if you moved it erased every time you had been doing, and tape deck.



Then there were the 3 days to type the code that was in a computer magazine, and the next week spent reading over, and over again only to find you had typed a "." instead of ","


do people remember the fridge kicking in and a power surge which reset and you lost everything
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Old 17-09-2021, 14:58   #4
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Re: RIP Sir Clive Sinclair

I didnt have any of those issues.
I never had a Sinclair. I bought an Apple II in 1979.
That served me for 2 years, until I got a BBC Micro in 1981 .
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Re: RIP Sir Clive Sinclair

RIP, kind of ironic, the inventor of the zx81 passing away at the age of 81

First computer was a spectrum 48k (with rubber keyboard)
Then +2 & +3
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Old 17-09-2021, 18:40   #6
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RIP, kind of ironic, the inventor of the zx81 passing away at the age of 81

First computer was a spectrum 48k (with rubber keyboard)
Then +2 & +3
Did your dad nick them for you?
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Did your dad nick them for you?
Considering my father died when I was six weeks old, I highly doubt it
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Old 17-09-2021, 22:21   #8
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First computer was a spectrum 48k (with rubber keyboard)
Then +2 & +3
I had to look that up, Id never heard of the +2 or +3 models until reading this.
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I had to look that up, Id never heard of the +2 or +3 models until reading this.

They were iirc pretty much the same as the Amstrad cpc464 & 6128
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