Sir Clive Sinclair, the inventor and entrepreneur who was instrumental in bringing home computers to the masses, has died at the age of 81.
His daughter, Belinda, said he died at home in London on Thursday morning after a long illness. Sinclair invented the pocket calculator but was best known for popularising the home computer, bringing it to British high-street stores at relatively affordable prices.
One of the greatest.
Clive Sinclair was often referred to as Uncle Clive by the UK computing media of the day. He is reported to have hated this.
He was also a poker player and made appearances on the UK’s Late Night poker. He was very good at calculating the odds of his hand but played the maths not the people so everyone could see him coming. Nonetheless he was entertaining in his own way. The UK introduced an amazing innovation to televised poker by placing cameras underneath the table so viewers could see the hands the players held. Of course I was rooting for Clive but he couldn’t play poker to win to save his life! For those unsure who Clive is he is the man with glasses with the constantly shrinking pile of chips.
This is the only video I could find with Clive Sinclair playing poker so it will have to do.
End of an era.