RIP Rick Dickinson

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RIP Rick Dickinson

Post by psj3809 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:59 am

Very sad news. Rick Dickinson, the legendary Speccy designer has passed away.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Dickinson

I think a few people might have met him at the Speccy 35 celebrations. Total Speccy legend, sad news.

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Re: RIP Rick Dickinson

Post by Matt_B » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:09 am

Yeah, that's sad news.

He had a remarkable career with Sinclair and designed not just the Spectrum's case and keyboard, but those for pretty much all their products from the early 80s. Even if the electronics inside weren't always up to snuff he had a knack for making things look elegant and futuristic.

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Re: RIP Rick Dickinson

Post by NeppyDreamy » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:28 am

Wow... a UK gaming legend lost :(
Know the cause of death, or is it not know yet?

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Re: RIP Rick Dickinson

Post by psj3809 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:49 am

NeppyDreamy wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:28 am
Wow... a UK gaming legend lost :(
Know the cause of death, or is it not know yet?
Think sadly cancer

http://www.qlforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2423

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Re: RIP Rick Dickinson

Post by NeppyDreamy » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:50 am

psj3809 wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:49 am
NeppyDreamy wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:28 am
Wow... a UK gaming legend lost :(
Know the cause of death, or is it not know yet?
Think sadly cancer
Damn, my dad's uncle died of cancer about four weeks ago, though they lost contact years ago and I never met them.

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Re: RIP Rick Dickinson

Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:52 am

Here's hoping the Spectrum Next is a roaring success, it's a fitting finale for him.

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