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The passing of an 80's computing giant ...

Post by topcat96 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:39 pm

Rick Dickinson, designer of Britain's iconic ZX Spectrum and ZX81 personal 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 casing of Sinclair's ZX81.

The full story here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/26 ... nson_dies/
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Post by richardtoohey » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:43 am

Saw this in the UK news.

RIP.


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Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:50 pm

northernbob wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:38 am
you find this of interest....

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/rick-dic ... ation..pdf


great doc!
Have to say it looks nice!
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