R.I.P. Clive Sinclair

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Sat Sep 18 12:06:13 CDT 2021

On 9/18/21 9:15 AM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
> Clive Sinclair died at 81 after a long illness (probably not Covid)
> 'course now he is touted as being "the inventor of the pocket calculator"
> (as with all "FIRST"s, it leaves out a few predecessors,such as Busicom
> (1971, whose contract with Intel led to the 4004), Kilby's 1967 "Cal
> Tech" at TI, etc.)
> I'm not sure, but the HP35 might even have preceded the Sinclair
> calculator.
> As with all "FIRST"s, an entry can be saved by redefining the field.
> Sinclair's was probably the first one costing 5 pounds or less.

He still owes me the circuit board for his Black Watch.  He shipped the
things without the PCB, just an empty case and battery holder.
Apparently, this was done for a number of people.

Anyone have a completed, working Black Watch?  Or was this a case of
Clive blowing smoke?


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