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Rick Dickinson - Industrial Design of the Spectrum Next

Recorded at Spectrum 35 - 28th October 2017, Rick talks about the design process for the casing of the Spectrum Next retro computer and what it means to design for 'retro'. 
In memory of Rick Dickinson who sadly passed away in April 2018.
15 minutes into the talk the sound recording equipment was accidentally turned off. We have managed to recover audio from a recording made by an audience member. It's not good but it's better than nothing.

Date : 28th October 2017

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH57270. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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