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What Clive Sinclair taught me

I never owned Clive Sinclair's most successful invention, the Sinclair Spectrum. And I never owned the one that tainted his name, the Sinclair C5. I did own many products that fall somewhere in between: The ZX81 (with 16K, later 64K RAM expansion), the QL (double Microdrives -  yay!), and the Pocket TV.   What Sinclair products taught me was a high tolerance for crashes. When your first ever computer spontaneously reboots every 20 minutes then that is exactly how a computer is supposed to behave. What a great preparation for everything that came after. Thank you, Clive Sinclair, for many wonderful memories and hours and hours of excitement in front of a flickering b&w TV typing away on a membrane keyboard.

Nihil in YouTube novum

 If you want to write a YouTube comment you are really spoiled for choice.   1.    First (OK; that's a no-brainer) 2.      Something something major feat         Semi random celebrity "Hold my beer"   3.     How many something something do you need?         Answer "Yes" [...] 1347. Intelligent and thought provoking comment.