[vcf-midatlantic] Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
john.heritage at gmail.com
Mon Nov 15 23:38:27 UTC 2021
Eek. I missed this somehow (while on vacation). Sad to hear he passed -
very interesting person and he contributed greatly to a lot of people’s
lives. He also assumes once machines match or surpass human intelligence,
it’ll be very hard for us to survive and ‘that is inevitable’.
Check out “Micro Men” for a video focused on the Sinclair vs.
Acorn/BBC/Micro and early ARM era stuff going on in England in the early
1980s. The best line in the show is Clive’s (dramatic license taken)
<disgusted voice> “Games, Games, Games, all everyone wants is Games” which
turns into .. well I won’t spoil it :).
(Micro Men also fleetingly covers Clive’s attempts at making/selling micro
cars for transport..)
On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 11:09 Bob Aviles via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> His daughter stated that he never uses a computer or calculator instead
> he uses a slide ruler.
> On Thursday, September 16, 2021, 04:48:25 PM EDT, Bill Degnan via
> vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> We have one of these calculators on display within our Sinclair User Group
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 4:26 PM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 2:23 PM Christian Liendo via vcf-midatlantic <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > > I don't know how accurate this is but it came across my feed
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > Very interesting. I knew about the Sinclair computers, but I didn't know
> > about the invention of the pocket calculator.
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