RIP Sir Clive Sinclair

RIP Sir Clive Sinclair, an Engish genius who helped shape home computing in the late seventies and early eighties. He invented the first mass computer for under 100 pounds, the ZX 80, and produced technologies that were far ahead of his time such as a 1975 computer watch and 1985 e-vehicle. He single-handedly launched the British video game industry that late draw competition from BBC Micros, the Atari, and the Commodore line of computers. Moreover, his contributions encouraged the development of the BBC Micro by his competition which then lead the BBC Micro engineers to develop the ARM processor that eventually became the chip in all mobile and IoT devices in the world and also lead to the invention of the Raspberry Pi. Whether it is Sinclair’s inventions or his competition, Sir Clive Sinclair was a founding father in home computing. A 2011 movie that is based on true events called “Micro Men” tells the story of Sir Clive Sinclair and the early days of British computing. You can check it below.