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Sir Clive Sinclair Computing Pioneer Dies Aged 81

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posted on Sep, 20 2021 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: andy06shake

Manufactured in Merthyr Tydfil at the Hoover plant. Hence the urban myth they were powerd by washing machine motors.



posted on Sep, 20 2021 @ 01:36 PM
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r.i.p sir clive. i have fond memories of staying over at my friend's house (he had a zx spectrum before me), waiting ages for 'the hobbit' to load off cassette tape, only for it to crash right at the end, then have to start over, for the eventual reward of text-based adventuring that relied on imagination more than graphics. great days. cheers clive



posted on Sep, 21 2021 @ 05:44 AM
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a reply to: RukOLL0

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posted on Sep, 21 2021 @ 07:15 AM
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a reply to: Cymru

Holy smoke, sorry I called it made in England, didn't realise............ Made in Wales


Still got a 20 year old made in UK Hoover washing machine. Cracking product.



posted on Sep, 21 2021 @ 07:22 AM
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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: ufoorbhunter

I seem to remember the first 100,000 units would have been sold under cost to try and gain a market or something like that.

They never managed to shift anything like that number all the same.

"Out of 14,000 C5s made, only 5,000 were sold before its manufacturer, Sinclair Vehicles, went into receivership."



Cheers the heads up Andy
14,000 out there somewhere wowzers!
Seen a few years ago some for sale on ebay with uprated motors etc, though a Raptor 700 appeals a bit more these days



posted on Sep, 21 2021 @ 11:13 AM
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a reply to: ufoorbhunter

Yaaaaaay.
Just keep feeding it coal and it will last forever



posted on Sep, 21 2021 @ 11:32 AM
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I'll take a note.




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