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Sir Clive Sinclair, the inventor and entrepreneur who was instrumental in bringing home computers to the masses, has died at the age of 81.


source: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/sep/16/home-computing-pioneer-sir-clive-sinclair-dies-aged-81
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Re: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
« Reply #1 on: 21:51, 16 September 21 »
R. I. P. mad scientist

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Re: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
« Reply #2 on: 22:34, 16 September 21 »
Very sad news, the man who introduced myself and many of my generation to computing, Many many thanks! may he RIP.


Inventor Sir Clive Sinclair, who popularised the home computer and invented the pocket calculator, has died at his London home aged 81.

His daughter Belinda Sinclair said he passed away on Thursday morning after having cancer for more than a decade.

Sir Clive's products included the ZX series of computers and his ill-fated C5 electric vehicle.

He was still working on his inventions last week "because that was what he loved doing", said Ms Sinclair.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-58587521
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Re: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
« Reply #3 on: 23:10, 16 September 21 »

Yes, very sad news  :(


May he enjoy the inventors heaven.


Mark
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Re: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
« Reply #4 on: 23:17, 16 September 21 »
Yes, very sad news  :(

May he enjoy the inventors heaven.

Mark

PS Maybe this topic needs to be merged with this one.

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Re: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
« Reply #5 on: 23:34, 16 September 21 »
R.I.P  :'(
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Re: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
« Reply #6 on: 01:00, 17 September 21 »
Sad news indeed  :( 
Off to Silicon Heaven with all the calculators etc
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Re: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
« Reply #7 on: 01:09, 17 September 21 »
A true legend. Thanks for everything!

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Re: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
« Reply #8 on: 10:17, 17 September 21 »
I did my first BASIC steps on the ZX81 and the CPC wouldn't have existed if Sinclair wouldn't have shown that there is a market.

So it's very likely I wouldn't be the person I am today, if it wouldn't have been for this man. Thank you!

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Re: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
« Reply #9 on: 10:33, 17 September 21 »
Thank you Sir Clive ! You made my childhood great ... R.I.P

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Re: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
« Reply #10 on: 10:44, 17 September 21 »
I suppose a ZX81 is a fitting tribute.

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Re: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
« Reply #11 on: 11:52, 17 September 21 »
I guess the door of inventor heaven is held open for him with one of these?

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Re: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
« Reply #12 on: 12:10, 17 September 21 »
I thought that was a wheel chock for aircraft!!
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Re: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
« Reply #13 on: 12:13, 17 September 21 »
I guess the door of inventor heaven is held open for him with one of these?

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Re: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
« Reply #14 on: 12:18, 17 September 21 »
Watching my mate struggle with one of these in the early eighties helped push me in the direction of the CPC.

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Re: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
« Reply #15 on: 12:24, 17 September 21 »
He made some other fine stuff, not just computers... Still in calibration (and still being used) today.

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Re: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
« Reply #16 on: 13:30, 17 September 21 »
Well this photo is from a friend (sinclair fan) who did this as a joke a couple of years ago.
Yesterday he posted it for real.





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Re: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
« Reply #17 on: 13:41, 17 September 21 »
Πού είναι η Παναγιά;

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Re: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
« Reply #18 on: 14:52, 17 September 21 »
Το έργο είναι όπως το βλέπεις.
Ο καλλιτέχνης δε σχολίασε.
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RIP Clive Sinclair
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Re: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
« Reply #20 on: 03:47, 18 September 21 »
RIP Clive, thank you so much for introducing affordable computers for everyone, what a legend!!!
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Re: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
« Reply #21 on: 12:27, 18 September 21 »
At age 81, the news of Sir Clive Sinclair's decease isn't totally unexpected, but still a sad news.

Well, I join the previous posters and their thank-yous to this great inventor. His brilliant ZX Spectrum has also been my entry into the amazing world of home-computers, which today sadly is gone but still living in retro things and emulation etc.

Thanks Mr Clive Sinclair, and very gratefully I will say a rosary for your soul.
R.I.P. : Requiescat in pace – May he rest in peace.