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Qube:
Clive Sinclair, who needs no introduction has passed away : Sir Clive Sinclair: Computing pioneer dies aged 81 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58587521

Wow, bit of a shock due to a lot of childhood memories.

Xerra:
I was never a Spectrum fan, or ever owned one, but I did admire what Sir Clive did in bringing home computing to the masses. And helping keep the prices down through healthy competition with Commodore.

In 1989/90 my mother joined a Mensa club that met up in South Harrow for a few years. Sir Clive was part of the same group so she met him several times. I had long since left home by then so never had the opportunity to meet him myself.

It's a pity the C5 crashed and burned so painfully for him. He should have perhaps tried again with computers after the QL didn't make its mark.

Pingus:

My first computer was a ZX81. In france, it was pretty expensive to get one with all the taxes, but it was anyway somehow affordable compare to an IBM or other 'personal' computers.
I worked 15 days during summer for a farmer to get the money, gathering garlic (the most physic job I ever done  :))
Then I purchased a kit (cheaper) and waited long months to get it.

Since then, I never stopped to use a computer...

Thanks Mr Sinclair !

iWasAdam:
spectrum was my first computer I owned - saved up to buy it second hand and still remember being driven to some villiage in Warwick to get it upstairs in a black and white Tudor house. good times...

MrmediamanX:
ZX spectrum's were never sold in my region, but one can't respect the man for bringing home computing to many, especially in the demo scene.

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