Halfbakery: Remembrance
Farewell Rick Dickinson!   (+9)  [vote for, against]
In memory of the designer of the Sinclair computer

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]

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


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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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