[SIGCIS-Members] Clive Sinclair obituary

Ceruzzi, Paul CeruzziP at si.edu
Sat Oct 9 13:47:20 PDT 2021


We have a brief discussion of Sinclair and the impact of his machines in our New History of Modern Computing.

I never owned a Sinclair computer but I did have a Sinclair pocket calculator. As Yoda would say, "Reverse Polish Notation, it had!" (That's the reason I bought one. If you don't get the joke, e-mail me off-line. He used RPN to save a memory register & keep costs down).

Paul Ceruzzi​
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