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Sir Clive Sinclair died today aged 81.
« on: September 16, 2021, 05:19:26 pm »
Sir Clive Sinclair, a pioneer of the 1980's home computing era, died today aged 81.

Famous for the Sinclair digital watch and Sinclair calculator, in the 1970's, he became a household name when he brought affordable home computing to the people globally.

He is behind the Zilog Z80 based Sinclair ZX80, ZX81, ZX Spectrum 16K, ZX Spectrum 48K , ZX Spectrum+ 48K, ZX Spectrum 128K, ZX Spectrum +2,, ZX Spectrum +2A, ZX Spectrum +3 and the Motorola 68000 based QL. In the US, there was the Timex 1000 & Timex 2068, both of which NASA have used in space for experiment monitoring.

Many of todays top software & electronics engineers cut their coding teeth on Sinclair computers as kids.

In the UK & Europe, the ZX Spectrum 48K proved to be more popular than the Commodore C64, due to it's superior, faster Z80 processor and larger user memory.

The Klingons have many ways to fry a cat. I prefer to use an L7 Fast Battlecruiser!!