Interview with Sir Clive Sinclair

When asked what he would be most known for Sir Clive, in his own succinct way, answered with five words: “transistor radios, calculators and computers”. 

Even as a schoolboy Sir Clive Sinclair was scribbling designs for devices in his notebooks. He has a string of “firsts” to his name: the first microcomputer for £100 and the first really pocked-sized calculator are just two.  

He was not only an electronics designer but also devised a business model of high-promotion mail-order sales. He brought computing into the home in the early 1980s and created the platform for thousands of computer games.  He continues to innovate, working on electric vehicles. 

He has natural abilities to innovate, special mental endowments to see where technology is going and to create products; and the capacity to develop successful business models.

Sir Clive Sinclair was interviewed by Richard Sharpe on 28 February 2019 at his home in London.