Sinclair May Return to Home PC Market With Linux.
Sinclair brought home computing to the masses with his ZX80, ZX81 and Spectrum machines in the early 1980s. The machines had rubbery keyboards and minuscule amounts of memory but gave many their first taste of computing. However, Sinclair lost his fortune on the back of ill-fated ventures such as the C5 electric car. The white plastic car had a top speed of five miles an hour and had trouble climbing hills. It flopped and Sir Clive was eventually forced to sell his company to rival home computer maker, Amstrad Plc. Now, Sinclair Research is working on miniature radios and bicycle motors. However, Sir Clive has not lost his taste for grand schemes. He was recently interviewed on BBC radio in the UK and said that one of the projects that he was working on was an affordable jet pack.
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|Date:||May 5, 1999|
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