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Sir Clive Sinclair

Sir Clive Marles Sinclair has been an iconic and often controversial figure in British industry for more than quarter of a century. He chalked up significant successes - the first pocket calculator, the first pocket television, the best-selling British computer of all time - but is at least as well known for his spectacular failures, most notably the C5 electric vehicle. He was lauded (and awarded a knighthood) by Margaret Thatcher's government for leading what was seen as a renaissance of British industry, but was seen in other quarters as offering only skin-deep solutions to Britain's industrial malaise. Now in his sixties, Sir Clive still continues to produce a variety of innovative products from his London headquarters.

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