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RIP Sir Clive :(

RIP Sir Clive :(

Postby Shando » 16 Sep 2021, 21:32

Hi All,

Not sure how many of you would know who Sir Clive Sinclair was, but, as the father of home computing in the UK (he brought us the ZX80, ZX81 & ZX Spectrum in the early 1980s - the first really affordable home computers) he was the man behind many people's introduction to computers and coding. My first computer was a ZX81 with B&W graphics and 1KB of RAM and I learned to code in both BASIC and Z80 Assembler on it.

My love of programming and games was almost entirely derived from that simple machine and its successor, the ZX Spectrum, with its 8 colours and 16KB of RAM!

RIP Sir (Uncle, as he was also affectionately known) Clive Sinclair :(

Sorry for the downer of a post.

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Re: RIP Sir Clive :(

Postby cassius_b » 16 Sep 2021, 22:39

Yeah. My first computer was a 48k sinclair spectrom.You had 32k to write your programs in. One of the basic keywords was "let" ie
"let a = 5" for example.Come a long way since then.
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Re: RIP Sir Clive :(

Postby Shando » 17 Sep 2021, 07:29

Yeah, loved my Speccy :) With it's 8 colours and a beeper 8-) Spawned an entire generation of coders, many of whom are still around and still coding!

I actually created a version of Yahtzee, in Z80 assembler, for it's 30th birthday :ugeek:
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Re: RIP Sir Clive :(

Postby SolarPortal » 17 Sep 2021, 19:43

oh man!! we wouldnt be where we are today without him!
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