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بواسطة djh1697

Paragon (1632)

صورة djh1697

16-09-2021, 20:24

I know that Sir Clive Sinclair wasn't too nice to our excellent computers, I wonder how many Spectrums and ZX81's are still in use today? He had died today.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9998969/Home-comput...

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بواسطة The Apeman

Master (197)

صورة The Apeman

16-09-2021, 20:48

Sad news indeed.

بواسطة Ivan

Ascended (9305)

صورة Ivan

16-09-2021, 21:21

This is indeed sad news. My first computer was a ZX Spectrum 48K. He brought home computing to the masses with affordable computers.

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Prophet (2437)

صورة edoz

16-09-2021, 21:11

Very sad

بواسطة Thom

Paladin (687)

صورة Thom

16-09-2021, 21:23

One of the people who made computers accessible to a wide audience. Many people owe their careers to this man. There are many similarities between Msx and ZX Spectrum. My first computer was a ZX81 and it was pure magic for me to do this:

10 INPUT “What’s your name?”, A$
20 PRINT “HELLO “, A$

and see it on screen.

Rest in peace Sir Clive.

بواسطة Latok

msx guru (3866)

صورة Latok

16-09-2021, 21:25

He's now in a brave new world....

بواسطة djh1697

Paragon (1632)

صورة djh1697

17-09-2021, 01:16

Thom wrote:

10 INPUT “What’s your name?”, A$

You might be able to do that on the Spectrum, although I haven't checked the manual, but it is not a valid line for a ZX81.
Correct would be
10 PRINT"WHAT IS YOUR NAME?"
20 INPUT A$
The question would appear at the top of the screen, and the cursor would flash at the bottom awaiting your input. The ZX81 was uppercase only as well, although following the Spectrum, Sinclair basic supported lower case.

بواسطة Thom

Paladin (687)

صورة Thom

17-09-2021, 02:06

You’re probably right. In my defence, it must have been 36 years ago.

بواسطة Timmy

Master (187)

صورة Timmy

17-09-2021, 03:05

Sad news. He made pocket calculators and home computing affordable.

I wouldn't have made Spectrum games without him.

بواسطة JohnHassink

Ambassador (5601)

صورة JohnHassink

17-09-2021, 04:26

Latok wrote:

He's now in a brave new world....

No, we are.

بواسطة Jipe

Paragon (1547)

صورة Jipe

17-09-2021, 09:51

Sir Clive Sinclair invented the zx81 and he died aged 81
my first computer was a ZX81 kit
R.I.P.

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