C64 vs. Spectrum (was Re: Hardest to Find Classic Computers (SX64))

From: Glen Goodwin <acme_ent_at_bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed Dec 19 23:32:38 2001

> From: Cameron Kaiser <spectre_at_stockholm.ptloma.edu>

> Actually, there is some resentment of Commodores in some quarters.
> the usually friendly rivalry between Spectrum and 64 owners, I've
> some real vitriol when I bring up 64s to certain other classic computer
> groups who shall currently remain nameless.

Don't go near comp.sys.sinclair. "Commode" users get slammed there on a
regular basis -- and hard.

> I suppose their justification is
> that the C64 crammed their system out of the market, and as a Mac user, I
> do have *some* sympathy :-), but still ...

The general opinion seems to be that the C64 folks stole the best games
from the Spec, and cut price to run Sinclair out of the market.

Received on Wed Dec 19 2001 - 23:32:38 GMT

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