Clive Sinclair Death – Obituary News: Sir Clive Sinclair, technology pioneer & inventor of the ZX81 & ZXhas died.
We are sad to report that Sir Clive Sinclair, technology pioneer & inventor of the ZX81 & ZX Spectrum home computers has passed away, according to the following statements posted on social media on September 16. 2021.
Sad to hear that Sir Clive Sinclair, technology pioneer & inventor of the ZX81 & ZX Spectrum home computers has passed away. His vision of offering affordable technology helped kickstart the British computer industry & brought joy to millions. pic.twitter.com/O2B1ilNbP9
— Numskull Games (@NumskullGames) September 16, 2021
Numskull Games @NumskullGames Sad to hear that Sir Clive Sinclair, technology pioneer & inventor of the ZX81 & ZX Spectrum home computers has passed away. His vision of offering affordable technology helped kickstart the British computer industry & brought joy to millions.
It is with sadness that we note the passing of the British writer, engineer, home computer pioneer, and entrepreneur, Sir Clive Sinclair, who died this morning at the age of 81 after a long illness. He is perhaps best known among Hackaday readers for his ZX series of home computers from the 1980s, but over a lifetime in the technology industry there are few corners of consumer electronics that he did not touch in some way….
Condolences – Comments and Reactions.
Darren Wileman wrote
Met Sir Clive and Chris Curry at the ZX Spectrum weekend in Cambs a few years back, along with Rick Dickinson. Happy memories of a legend who gave so many absolute joy, not to mention careers in the IT industry.Simon Lindsell wrote
An old fold-down bureau, Amstrad 14″ tv perched on top. My 48k Speccy ever ready, a stack of tapes to sort through. The best of times.
Lee Cawdron wrote
Rick Hassall Michael Martin Chris Rigby even though I had a ZX SPECTRUM , I’m pretty sure you’ll remember this guy, sad times .
Kev Self wrote
Still got my old ZX Spectrum and a box full of tapes good old days many an hour spent on some classic games like Match Day, Manic Miner, Jetpac, just to name a few. Rip Sir Clive.
Anthony Hart wrote
I had both c64 and zx spectrum yes they were rivals but loved em both some cracking games on speccy… R.i.p Sir Clive part of my youth .
Dan Shrouder wrote
Was a Commodore fan but that ZX spectrum was a great design. Love those rubber keys. And he was ahead of the game when it come to electric cars with the C5, yeah it was a death trap but he was ahead of the game.Paul Stubbs wrote
Speccy +2 (yeah I know amstrad made it), my first proper computer. Waiting ages for games to load while the loading screen came down a line at a time. Amazing stuffLee Cawdron wrote .
Always remember the Christmas of 84 when my dad bought me a ZX SPECTRUM with HORACE GOES SKIING and FLIGHT SIMULATOR and also….wait for it….WAY OF THE EXPLODING FIST and FRANK BRUNOS BOXING, all on a second hand black and white tv, and I never moaned once about the pixels or framerates once
NOT AN OBITUARY .