Sinclairs past technological innovations

Sinclairs past technological innovations

Postby kostmayer » Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:25 pm

For reasons known only to himself, Sir Clive Sinclair has decided to ressurect the Sinclair C5, which despite being a complete failure is still apparently the biggest selling electric vehicle ever made. However, whilst reading about it, I did find the following link to their webpage showing some of their past innovations, some of which are still pretty damn good looking to my eyes.

Sinclair Research Archive

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Re: Sinclairs past technological innovations

Postby IanKennedy » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:34 pm

kostmayer wrote:For reasons known only to himself, Sir Clive Sinclair has decided to ressurect the Sinclair C5, which despite being a complete failure is still apparently the biggest selling electric vehicle ever made.

I find that almost impossible to believe given the large number of electric bikes you see on the roads these days. Unless you mean as a single brand, rather than a class of device.
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Re: Sinclairs past technological innovations

Postby kostmayer » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:46 pm

"Best selling vehicle" is from the Sinclair site - I assumed it was referring to a single brand, measured only by total units sold about 17000 units. Although a quick google search throws up other vehicles claiming to be the best selling electric vehicle. The Reva, or the Peugot Electric.
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Re: Sinclairs past technological innovations

Postby Graham Kennedy » Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:53 am

Ha, a friend of mine had a ZX-81 with a 1 kB memory expansion. No way to save programs; you wanted to play a game, you had to type the program in first, every time. And about half the time the thing would overheat and shut down before you finished. Good times.

Ian had a Sinclair QL at one point... those little microdrive cartridges were actually pretty cool, sort of audio tape storage but it behaved like a floppy disc drive. I loved that little thing.
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