|Mike Poole||17/09/2021 23:54:48|
3071 forum posts
Triumph of the nerds was interesting but I haven’t seen it for years, must track it down and have another look.
|Peter Greene||18/09/2021 01:57:27|
|287 forum posts|
Back on the original topic, my impression of Sinclair was: great ideas but the implementation was a bit lacking.
|448 forum posts|
I owe Sir Clive Sinclair a for his introduction of the Sinclair calculator.
|Craig Poole||20/09/2021 18:02:44|
|3 forum posts|
Fond memories of my ZX81, thank you Sir Clive.
|Roger Best||20/09/2021 20:32:21|
|306 forum posts|
I am seriously conflicted about my ZX81 and Sir Clive.
After my O-levels I worked for my Father and Grandfather all summer, a great time to learn and appreciate them, their wit, labour and skill.
I was well paid too and put all of my hard-earned cash into a ZX81 with 16k RAM, heat-sensitive printer and a cassette tape recorder
The damn thing was a disaster, over the next year I probably had a working set for about two weeks, Sinclair was unbelievably slow at delivery, repair and communication.
I was in the first year to do A-level computer studies at my school but 1600 boys had ONE PC, so having your own at home was very useful and mine was dud.
So on the one side its a fantastic product, so far ahead of what came before, (yet not what was to come so soon afterwards) on the other hand the crook took money off children with no intent or means of satisfying consumer law.
Amazingly I still have it, maybe it still works, maybe prices will rise like the price of paintings after the master's death. I do know I need to retrieve that old CRT telly from my mothers loft.
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