Home computer legend Sir Clive Sinclair dies at 81

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Sir Clive Sinclair, who created the pocket calculator and one of the best-known early home PCs, has died at 81..
The tech industry just lost one of its best-known inventors. The Guardian reports Sir Clive Sinclair died early on September 16th at 81 following a long illness. He's best known for his namesake company's ZX computers, which thrived in the UK during the early 1980s — he succeeded in making home PCs accessible at a time when most models were still major expenses. A ZX Spectrum 16K, for instance, cost £125 where Apple launched the Apple II for $1,298 just a few years earlier.

Sinclair is also widely credited with having invented the first pocket…
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