Reply to post:

ZX Spectrum Vega+ 'backer'? Nope, you're now a creditor – and should probably act fast

anthonyhegedus Silver badge

“But by being academics, they have no practical experience of the manufacturing process, testing etc.” — just like Clive Sinclair was with his products. Yes, some of them were very successful, but that was *despite* shoddy designs, dubious marketing practices (28 day delivery, anyone?), inadequate testing, poor product quality and nonexistent customer service. Am I the only one who thinks that much of what “uncle Clive” did in the late 70s and early 80s was basically not really that good, even considering the nascent state of the computer market? His computers were cheap for a reason...

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY TECH NEWSLETTER

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019