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Spectrum Made Me

Today is the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Its story has been told many times. This cheap, flexible machine from British entrepreneur and inventor Sir Clive Sinclair flooded UK homes, nursed a computer-literate generation and kick-started Britain's astonishingly dense and prolific cottage industry in computer games - an industry whose fading after-image can still be seen today in studios like Codemasters, Rare and Sumo Digital.
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Computers are annoying says UK computer pioneer...

Technology : Tom Foremski: IMHO (5 years ago)

Techeye.net reports: Sir Clive Sinclair - the man who invented the ZX80 home computer and later the mich more wildly successful ZX81 - doesn’t use a computer at all. That emerged from an interview he gave to UK Sunday newspaper the ... Read Post

Sir Clive, the man who brought home computers to Britain, on the Beeb

Technology / Gadgets : Boing Boing Gadgets (6 years ago)

Xeni's spotted a cool inteview with Sir Clive Sinclair, inventor of the ZX-series computers that got England addicted to home computing. It its day, the ZX Spectrum was a low-end machine, the little brother of fancier, bulkier 8-bit... Read Post

ZX Spectrum turns 30

Technology : Geeks are Sexy (2 years ago)

Today marks the 30th anniversary of a truly important date in computing history: the release of the ZX Spectrum. The Spectrum was by no means the first home computer. It wasn’t the first home computer that came pre-assembled in an a... Read Post


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