|Following on from the
success of the ZX80 and ZX81, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum was supported
by a rapidly expanding support industry. Those who were involved industry
that surrounded the ZX Spectrum ranged from individuals working from
their bedroom to large multi-national companies, producing a bewilderingly
wide variety of software, hardware, books, magazines and many other
support services. One of the biggest money spinners for these companies
was to land the rights to the film licence of the box office smashes.
This often resulted in very poor games that relied on the nam to sell
the game. Although eventually the market for ZX Spectrum and its software
largely died out in the early 1990s, the programmers and the artists
who gained their expertise during the Spectum years have largely continued
and progressed onto new platforms and made Britain a huge part of
the Global Software Industry.