He started his career as a mail radio salesman. It failed to launch electric cars in the 1980s.
READ MORE Radiohead has launched a surprise ZX Spectrum app for OK Computer's anniversary. His company, Sinclair Radionics, is undoubtedly best known throughout the world for the 1982 ZX Spectrum, a multicolored, real-time graphics computer prototype in the early 1980s that was dominated by Britain and other European countries. It was a huge improvement over black and white PCs like the ZX80 and ZX81, and came in a 125 configuration. American readers will likely recognize this platform thanks to the popular and ambitious ZX Spectrum games from the junior developer Ultimate: Play The Game. The company eventually changed its name to Rareware and became a force in the Nintendo consoles of the '90s.
However, before his name is associated with the history of the game, Sinclair's rise to prominence at his electronics company is very similar to the story of American electronics pioneers who started out as a hobby in the garage. A BBC documentary, Clive Sinclair: The Pace Setters, deals with the rise of the inventor, who began selling radio sets once during mail order in the 1960s.Advertising
More from the story of the Underground of Cobra, an unauthorized handmade PC from the 80s As the documentary is closed to the region, many readers should heed this BBC transcript version of the highlights . , which followed the rise of the Sinclair Company as a maker of the British pocket calculator and portable television prior to the conversion. His quest for personal computers During this time, the British government's support for Sinclair as a PC maker waned, especially as the government began expanding computer access to homes and schools. Instead, the computer maker became a partner of BBC Micro. Sinclair and Spectrum interacted with the more powerful ZX Spectrum range, which has sold more than 5 million units. Unfortunately, the rest of his career did not reach the same levels, and was largely marked by fruitless efforts to create electric cars, including the famous failure that the C5 "car" looked like a capsule. For an interesting Clive-on-Clive interview, watch a 1990 interview with former British TV presenter Clive Anderson (who's the line anyway?), with two men who looked at and talked about different inventions over the years. - Including, Super, the failed C5 Sinclair. Sir Cliff Sinclair talks about the history of his products in 1990.
RIP Sir Clive Sinclair, creator of the popular British computer game ZX Spectrum
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