Interview with Lou Galie on the Many Myths of the Timex Spectrum Clones

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I am pleased to announce that I have been given permission to publish an article by Bruno Florindo and Andrew Owen entitled, American Cousins, which features a fascinating interview with Lou Galie, Senior Vice President of Technology at Timex Group USA Inc and former Director of Engineering for the Timex Computer Corporation. The article tells the story of Timex's transition from their successful Sinclair ZX81-based budget computer, Timex Sinclair 1000, to the company's last two personal computing products in the US, the Timex Sinclair 1500, an updated Timex Sinclair 1000, and the Timex Sinclair 2068, an enhanced pseudo-clone of the UK's popular ZX Spectrum. You can read the PDF article originally intended for the fanzine Byte High No Limit by downloading the attachment below or simply clicking here. In the future, I will be providing more coverage of the complete series of Timex and Spectrum computers from my personal collection, so be sure to stay tuned. Many thanks to Andrew and Bruno for the article.

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Andrew Owen (not verified)
It was written in 2010. The

It was written in 2010. The interview took place last year.

Mark Vergeer
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Intiguing

Very interesting this article and the link between timex and Sinclair.

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Andrew Owen (not verified)
Wikipedia

Glad people are enjoying the article. It would be nice if someone would be willing to go through and clean up all the mistakes on the Wikipedia Timex entries, particularly the entry for the TS2048 which is just plain wrong. :)

Ricardo Suzuki (not verified)
Fascinating

Very interesting reading, uncovering some 25-year old myths.
Unfortunately the single-page article seems too much compacted... now I'd like to read the entire interview transcript with Mr. Galie, hopefully for more details of this fascinating story.

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