Sep 17, 2021
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Sir Clive Sinclair, Inventor of the ZX Spectrum, Dies at 81

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Sir Clive Sinclair, the pioneering engineer who helped bring computers into people’s homes, passes away after a battle with an illness.

Black and white photo of Sir Clive Sinclair holding a Z88.

To many perhaps older gamers, or those who know a lot about the history of modern technology, the name Clive Sinclair will be synonymous with the ZX Spectrum system that helped bring home computers to the forefront back in 1982. The most influential people in the gaming industry in this day and age likely owe a debt to the entrepreneur, with many figures cutting their teeth in the industry on the 8-bit machine. Sadly, news reports have confirmed that the technology innovator has passed away at the age of…

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