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Thread: So Clive Sinclair has passed away

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    So Clive Sinclair has passed away

    I must admit, the ZX81 then the Spectrum were my first Computers and set me of down the geek road

    I guess it was the start of " backing up games " aswell

    Who can forget

    Football manager
    Daley Thompsom Decathlon, batter those keys
    Outrun ( which at that time was vastly better on the mega drive )
    Italia 90 ( as outrun, the mega drive was just killing home computer games by then )

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    Can’t remember which one, but we got one of his makes of computers in the attic

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    I thought he was Sir Clive Sinclair. Never heard of a So.

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    Got a Spectrum + (converted from the old rubber key machine) and a Spectrum + 128k plus over 100 games in my attic!

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    The C5 never quite caught on.....

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    Re: So Clive Sinclair has passed away

    Quote Originally Posted by BLUETIT View Post
    Can’t remember which one, but we got one of his makes of computers in the attic
    A C5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    The C5 never quite caught on.....
    Apparently, They're not going to use a Hearse to carry his Coffin, but 9 of those C5's taped together.

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    Re: So Clive Sinclair has passed away

    Quote Originally Posted by BLUETIT View Post
    Can’t remember which one, but we got one of his makes of computers in the attic
    Don't lie, it's the technological epicentre of your house

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    Re: So Clive Sinclair has passed away

    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    The C5 never quite caught on.....
    Centre Parcs bought a load of them for guests to use around their parks.
    Don't know if they're still in use.

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    I wonder with modern batteries and motors what the range and speed of the c5 could be.

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    Re: So Clive Sinclair has passed away

    Quote Originally Posted by BLUETIT View Post
    Can’t remember which one, but we got one of his makes of computers in the attic
    Still using the abacus then, old ftuit?

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    Re: So Clive Sinclair has passed away

    I installed a conveyor system at Hoover in Merthyr
    There were loads of them there
    I think they were assembled on the site

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    I reckon if he'd launched the C5 40 years later we'd all have one.

    Proper visionary Sir Clive.

    RIP

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    Electric cars 40 years ago
    Who’d have thought it 😂😂😂

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    Re: So Clive Sinclair has passed away

    Quote Originally Posted by MacAdder View Post
    I reckon if he'd launched the C5 40 years later we'd all have one.

    Proper visionary Sir Clive.

    RIP
    He was ahead of his time with the C5

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    Re: So Clive Sinclair has passed away

    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    The C5 never quite caught on.....
    I wonder what the world would think now, a small personal electric car, takes up little space to park, cheap to buy, cheap to run, cheap to maintain, whack a Tesla badge on it, its a winner

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    Re: So Clive Sinclair has passed away

    Quote Originally Posted by blue matt View Post
    I wonder what the world would think now, a small personal electric car, takes up little space to park, cheap to buy, cheap to run, cheap to maintain, whack a Tesla badge on it, its a winner
    With modern brushless motors and battery technology, I'd love to see what you could do with the concept these days

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    Re: So Clive Sinclair has passed away

    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    With modern brushless motors and battery technology, I'd love to see what you could do with the concept these days

    Get squashed by a juggernaut lorry most probably

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    Re: So Clive Sinclair has passed away

    Quote Originally Posted by BLUETIT View Post
    Get squashed by a juggernaut lorry most probably
    Yeah, but you could have a lot of fun before your inevitable demise.
    could make it like a drifting trike/big wheel

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    Re: So Clive Sinclair has passed away

    Quote Originally Posted by stan butler View Post
    He was ahead of his time with the C5
    Way ahead.
    Computers too.
    He was the one who suggested everybody having a computer.
    Just think if he hadn't been born, very few people world be working from home now.

    I remember him being publicly ridiculed, for his C5.

    He's gotta be up there with the great innovative pioneers.

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