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Ron Bissell - I am looking for he.

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:37 pm
by Villordsutch
I am on the search for a number of people involved in the world of Sinclair one being Ron Bissell, who developed the flicker-free technique on the ZX80 and also the pseudo hi-res technique on the ZX81.

Does anybody know his whereabouts and if he'd be available up for a few words?

Re: Ron Bissell - I am looking for he.

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:44 pm
by JessicaBissell1985
Hello I am The Ron Bissell’s youngest daughter, I regret to inform you that my father passed away in 2004, if I can be of any assistance please don’t hesitate to ask.

Re: Ron Bissell - I am looking for he.

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:00 am
by RWAP
Hi Jessica,

Thank you for the speedy response - I am sorry to hear of your news. Your father's contribution to the ZX80 and ZX81 were true innovations in the early days of computing and transformed the expectations of many a home computer user.

I remember the first time that I saw hi-res computer games (by Software Farm) on the Sinclair ZX81 - I was truly blown away, having only played games on the ZX81 with graphics made from different characters previously.

Re: Ron Bissell - I am looking for he.

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:40 pm
by JessicaBissell1985
That is truly wonderful to hear, thank you, my dad was a genius but a very overly modest man so it’s amazing to know his work has not gone unnoticed in spite of this, your message has made my Christmas 😊 thank you again.

Jessica

Re: Ron Bissell - I am looking for he.

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:56 am
by Villordsutch
Jessica,

I'm really sorry to hear this news. Thank you for offering further assistance on what he brought to the Sinclair machines. I'll post back here shortly if that's okay?