Full title, Alan Sugar: The Amstrad Story. Year of release, Filename, Size, Type. , 67,, (Scan of the book cover). Amstrad is a British electronics company. As of , Amstrad’s main business is manufacturing Sky UK interactive boxes. Amstrad was founded in by Alan Sugar at the age of .. () hardback ISBN ; Thomas, David. Alan Sugar: The Amstrad Story (), paperback ISBN Results 1 – 20 of 20 The Amstrad Story by SUGAR, ALAN & THOMAS, DAVID and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.

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During the s they were at the forefront of low-priced hi-fi, TV and car stereo cassette technologies.

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It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in InAmstrad went public trading on the London Stock Exchangeand doubled in size each year during the early ’80s. He found himself shuffling paper rather than doing anything difficult or creative and so he was bored. Amstrad is a British electronics company. Amstrad’s second generation of PCs, the PC series, were launched in Amstrad launched two new variants of the Spectrum: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

He had a ready talent for selling and worked in various shops and market stalls on Saturday.

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Amstrad was key to the introduction of Sky, as the company was responsible for finding methods to produce the requisite equipment at an attractive price for the consumer – Alan Sugar famously approached “someone who bashes out dustbin lids”, to manufacture satellite dishes cheaply.


Much, much better than Sugar’s own autobiography though of course it covers a much shorter span of his life. After the TV business he moved to Robuk Electrical and became a salesman, complete with van. Melanie Foster rated it it was ok Apr 22, Amstrad has also produced a variety of home entertainment products over their history, including hi-fi, televisions, VCRsand DVD players. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Use British English from March Use dmy dates from March Articles needing additional references from December All articles needing additional references Wikipedia articles in need of updating from August All Wikipedia articles in need of updating Pages using deprecated image syntax Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April Commons category link from Wikidata.

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Mihailo added it Mar 28, In Amstrad attempted to make the first affordable portable personal computer with the PPC and models, introduced a year before the Macintosh Portable. The Amstrad Story by David Thomas. Some computer companies of the s seemed to be in the business of making hi-tech equipment. It was a commercial failure, and had several technical and usability problems. The same year, Amstrad supplied set top boxes to Australian broadcaster Foxteland in to Italian broadcaster Sky Italia.

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Alan Sugar: The Amstrad Story

Josh Tarchala marked it as to-read Jan 15, His farther worked as amztrad tailor and Alan, by all accounts, was a fairly unremarkable child. His two sisters and brother were all much older than Alan and his upbringing was more like that of an only child surrounded by adults.


Books by David Thomas. This was followed by sgory E-m iler Plus inand the E3 Videophone in Amstrad was founded in by Alan Sugar at the age of Later “Plus” variants of the andlaunched inincreased their functionality slightly. He noticed that covers for record turntables were very expensive and he decided to find out why. However, companies that make the cheapest, most cost-effective, solutions are the ones that make the real money, even if their products are technically a bit boring and backward.

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By combining the units into one, a single power supply would do and you could avoid all the connectors. InAmstrad released the first of its combined telephony and e-mail devices, called the E-m iler. Inthe popular Amstrad PCW range was introduced, which were principally word processorscomplete with printer, running the LocoScript word processing program.

As Amstrad began to concentrate less on computers and more in communication, they purchased several telecommunications businesses including BetacomDancall TelecomViglen Computers and Dataflex Design Communications during the early s. Gemma rated it liked it Dec 18, Amstrad amplifiers always provided more power per pound than any other on the market. Preview — Alan Sugar by David Thomas. Retrieved 23 April His brilliant idea was to put everything together into what looked like a tower rack but already wired up.