Sinclair man Rick Dickinson reaches STOP | 4/26/2018 | Staff
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Rick Dickinson, designer of the iconic ZX Spectrum and ZX81 persoanl computers, has died following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Dickinson joined Sinclair Research in 1979 after graduating from Newcastle Polytechnic's industrial design program. By 1981 he had won the Design Council award for his work in designing the iconic ZX81.

Tenure - Sinclair - Computers - UK - Machines

During his tenure, Sinclair helped popularize personal computers in the UK by cranking out affordable, yet powerful machines that introduced an entire generation to computing and helped spawn the British hardware and software community.

"Although many Spectrums were sold for games, there were a lot of people who really gripped what all this was about - and what Clive was interested in in the first place - learning about programming and what you can do with programs," Dickinson said in a 2012 interview.

Generation - Mature

"Clearly we've spawned a generation which is now quite mature and...
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