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Sir Cliff Sinclair She created the first affordable home computers, the ZX81 and ZX Spectrum, and invented the pocket calculator. In addition to the C5 electric car. His daughter, Belinda Sinclair, says he worked on inventions to the end would you like to He made her father public. He died long after from cancer.
Many people who grew up in the ’80s will remember home computers by its name ZX80, ZX81 and ZX Spectrum Re-Call. The components for home computers already existed, but Sir Cliff Sinclair knew how to use them so cheaply that computers became quite affordable. He simply left everything you never needed in the computer, including the power button.
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In addition to computers, he built Sinclair calculator And in 1985 it E-Auto C5, But this did not sell well. In 2006 he introduced a folding bike. Sir Cliff Sinclair came from a family of engineers and was considered an amateur. In 1983, Queen Elizabeth II was awarded the Cliff Marlis Sinclair Medal for his services.
Although Sir Cliff Sinclair popularized the computer, he used it in his inventions BBC sea So nothing by the way. He said in an interview that he does not like to be distracted by his inventions. Using the computer, he was often looking for alternatives, or to do something different, so that’s his opinion.