It is widely thought that Clive Sinclair created the home computer market of the early 1980s in the UK. This page contains information relating to his influential machines, and links to other sites.
The Story of Sinclair Computers|
An essay discussing the strengths and failings of the range of Sinclair computers and why such an apparently successful business foundered.
(approx 480K with images)
Other Sinclair Research Articles
Interview with Clive Sinclair, November 1982
Interview with Nigel Searle, December 1982
Interview with Sir Clive Sinclair, February 1985
The Sinclair C5 electric 'car'
|The ZX-80 Operating Manual in HTML format.|
Useful if you want to run a ZX-80 emulator (see below).
Drawings of the ZX80 , ZX81 and ZX Spectrum keyboards in GIF format. (Handy when running emulators.)
The three drawings are also available in RISC OS Drawfile format as this zip file (use !SparkPlug to decompress and set filetype to &AFF)
|Link to Planet Sinclair which has an excellent history of the Sinclair empire, including calculators, pocket televisions and audio products as well as computers.|
|Link to a ZX80/ZX81 emulator written by Paul Robson. Runs in a window under Windows.|