{Disarmed} Sir Clive Sinclair has passed away - creator of the legendary Spectrum and pioneer of home computing

Sir Clive Sinclair has passed away - creator of the legendary Spectrum and pioneer of home computing

This Thursday morning, Sir Clive Sinclair has passed away at his home at 81 years of age. He has done so after a long illness that has accompanied him in recent times. The British inventor and entrepreneur is known in the tech world for great achievements like the ZX Spectrum, although he also invented an impressive pocket calculator and other products to popularize home computing.

Early in his professional career, Sir Clive Sinclair worked as a journalist to raise funds and create Sinclair Radionics. With the company founded, he invented different pocket calculators in the 1970s . This is how he started his effort to create relatively cheap and accessible products for everyone.

In addition to being the creator of the Spectrum, Sir Clive Sinclair has gone down in history for these three amazing inventions In xiaomist.com In addition to being the creator of the Spectrum, Sir Clive Sinclair has gone down in history for these three amazing inventions

The first computer to be launched on the market was the ZX80 in 1980. It stood out for having a relatively low price, about five times less than home computers of the time. Then came the ZX81 and in 1982 the popular ZX Spectrum 48K. The different ZX computers brought computing into the home more than any other computer at the time .

Screenshot 1

Beyond the Spectrum

While the ZX computers were his great success, Sir Clive Sinclair didn't stop there. One of the most controversial products he put up for sale was the Sinclair C5 in 1985. The C5 was a battery-powered electric tricycle that wasn't selling as well as he estimated. In fact, it was so bad that it nearly bankrupted him. In the end he ended up selling the business to Amstrad.

Screenshot

Another interesting product was the Sinclair TV80 . In his endeavor to miniaturize and popularize technology, he reduced the TV to create a pocket TV as he did with the calculator at the time. The product, however, did not convince in the same way.

Finally, it is worth noting the A-bike folding bicycle , which was released in July 2006. It was a collaboration with a Hong Kong agency, although it maintains the "Sinclair essence" of miniaturizing everything possible. Weighing less than 6kg, the bike folds down to a mere 67x30x16 centimeters. In 2015 an electric version arrived .

{"videoId":"x7zrswr","autoplay":false,"title":"13 síntomas del viejuno digital (1080p_24fps_H264-128kbit_AAC)"}

For what Sir Clive Sinclair is going to be remembered the most is undoubtedly the Spectrum . The impact it had on an entire generation and the future of computing has made the Specturm go down in history. Now it is indeed making a comeback, albeit in the form of new products to revive the success of the past.

Via | The Guardian
Image | @harry_nl

-
The news Sir Clive Sinclair has passed away: creator of the mythical Spectrum and pioneer of home computing was originally published in xiaomist.com by Cristian Rus .

Web Bug from http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/xiaomist2/~4/kjV1jEZFjAA

Comments

Popular Questions This Week

What is VoLTE and how can you activate it on your Xiaomi

How to exit the FASTBOOT mode of your Xiaomi if you have entered accidentally

How to change the font in MIUI and thus further customize your Xiaomi: so you can change the type, color and size of the letters of MIUI

If your Xiaomi disconnects only from the WiFi it may be because of that MIUI setting

Does your Xiaomi charge slowly or intermittently? So you can fix it

Problems with Android Auto and your Xiaomi? So you can fix it

The Redmi Note 9 Pro also seems to have problems in its call speaker

So you can check the battery status of your Xiaomi smartphone and how many cycles you have performed

Xiaomi phones compatible with MHL: what you should know before buying a USB C to HDMI cable

How to convert your Xiaomi microSD card into internal memory