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

From: Cameron Kaiser <spectre_at_stockholm.ptloma.edu>
Date: Thu Dec 20 09:18:41 2001

> > Actually, there is some resentment of Commodores in some quarters. Besides
> > the usually friendly rivalry between Spectrum and 64 owners, I've found
> > 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 don't know if you mean the annual comp.sys.cbm vs. comp.sys.sinclair
flamewar, which is now considered standard if juvenile, but most of the
old hands are fairly jocular about it. I don't read anything that isn't
crossposted to c.s.c from c.s.s, though, so my experience is not
representative (and I usually killfile the thread if it shows up).

> > 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.

What I was mostly referring to was certain segments of the TI market.
They're "Commodes" over there, too. We're all proud of our individual
chosen platforms, but sometimes the territoriality spills way over.

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