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.
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