Sir Clive Sinclair has passed away

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Sep 2021 17 10:20

Sir Clive Sinclair has passed away

My first electronic calculator was a Sinclair, my first "computer" a ZX81 then a Spectrum 48. I spent many evenings after work inputting data from magazines, saving to tape reloading and continuing with the input sometimes losing it all with a loading error.
Not one of the programs ever worked btw… -Cry.png-

How we have moved on from floppy discs to 3.5 rigid floppy disks then hard drives and now solid-state drives, plus memory capacities going from 4k to many megabytes.
R.I.P Sir Clive, you gave me many nights of enjoyment focus and occasionally a little frustration -Big grin.png-
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Sep 2021 17 10:37

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RIP Sir Clive.

He was one of a kind, often ahead of his time. We all owe him a great deal of gratitude. The world would not be the same without his courage to believe in himself and his inventiveness which he shared with us all. Sometimes, the world wasn't ready for his inventions. Take the electric bike, too many years ahead of it's time yet now, every other bike sold has a battery and motor strapped to it, RIP Sir Clive. -Wink.png- .

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Sep 2021 17 10:39

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10 print "hello" ; -Crazy.png-
20 goto 10

run..
Them were the days
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Sep 2021 17 10:47

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Well knock me down with a feather, look what I found on the internet... My old Pontoon Game Let's Twist Again http://www.gamebase64.com/game.php?id=21547&d=39&h=0 (copy paste into address bar)


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Sep 2021 17 14:18

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Smngst wrote: Fri, 17th Sep 2021, 10:39am 10 print "hello" ; -Crazy.png-
20 goto 10

run..
Them were the days
That takes me back, those were the days indeed -Big grin.png-
I’ve slightly modified your program, might not run though?

10 CLS
20 A$ = INKEY$
30 PRINT "Hello"
40 FOR I = 1 TO 1000
50 NEXT
60 GOTO 10
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Sep 2021 17 17:48

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I remember the black normal calculator and the white scientific one. I had the white one with IIRC a huge bulge on the back for a 9v battery.

Better calculators came along soon after...
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AndyCornwall wrote: Fri, 17th Sep 2021, 5:48pm I remember the black normal calculator and the white scientific one. I had the white one with IIRC a huge bulge on the back for a 9v battery.

Better calculators came along soon after...
And most calculators don't even need batteries anymore -Big grin.png-

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Sep 2021 20 08:52

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I hope some C5's are part of the funeral procession.
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