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Farewell Rick Dickinson!

In memory of the designer of the Sinclair computer
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In January 1984 I received my first proper monthly pay cheque & immediately went out & spent a good chunk of it on a Sinclair Spectrum computer. It was the best investment I ever made & changed my life. What I learned on that little machine has kept me in a job for 35 years.

So a sad but fond farewell to it's designer, Mr Rick Dickinson & a heartfelt thank you!
DrBob, Apr 27 2018

Rick Dickinson http://www.bbc.co.u...technology-43907248
BBC report on the death of the designer of SInclair computers. [DrBob, Apr 27 2018]

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       All my heroes keep dying on me - this is just not good enough.   

       Also, Rick Dickinson deserves a medal for his name alone.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 27 2018
  

       His parents, however, deserve some sort of remonstrance for lack of tact.
8th of 7, Apr 27 2018
  

       I did once know a man called Dick Ricke, oddly enough.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 27 2018
  

       [DrBob] The TRS-80 similarly changed my life and I think the creators might still be alive. I actually knew a 12 year old (not me) that wrote a disassembler and printed out the entire OS.
beanangel, Apr 28 2018
  

       Case designer extraordinaire ! [+]
bigsleep, May 02 2018
  

       10 Print Skewed   

       20 Go To 10   

       Was about as far as I got before I acquired my first game, it was all downhill after that, but the games were fun.
Skewed, May 02 2018
  
      
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