Sinclair Advert - June 1978
From Electronics Today
"MK14 - the only low-cost keyboard-addressable microcomputer!"
This is the second-earliest reference in this collection (and the first to mention an actual computer) to the company that would become Sinclair - the company which did so much to kick-start the UK home computer (and even electronics) industry, with their revolutionary pocket calculators (the Sinclair Cambridge), the infamous LED "Black Watch", the world's smallest TV and the ZX range of computers. This particular advert is for their MK14 microcomputer kit - a kind of early system-on-a-chip (or 15) which was originally put together largely from scavenged calculator parts (and it looks it) and which could be used to experiment with programming or be used as a hardware controller. Although the price and specification looks the same as the advert that appeared later this year, the image of the MK14 is quite different. See the later advert for more on the MK14
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