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Poll: Timex-Sinclair 1000/ZX-81 vs. 3M Post-It Note (20 member(s) have cast votes)

Which is better? Timex-Sinclair/ZX-81 or 3M Post-It Note?

  1. The TS-1000/ZX-81 is superior in every way, poopyhead. (6 votes [30.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.00%

  2. To anyone but a total doo-doo for brains, the Post-It is the better platform. (14 votes [70.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 70.00%

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#26 danwinslow OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 12:07 PM

This is an unfair comparison. The post-it has way more storage capacity.

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 12:27 PM

The Post-It isn't a machine, it's pieces of paper with adhesive.

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 12:34 PM

Funnily enough there are some hires games for the ZX81 ( via some awesome software hacks :) ) -
:D


Wow that is sweet!!!!! :thumbsup:

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 12:53 PM

Since everyone clearly knows by now that the true worth of any computing platform can be measured by how fast it reads obsolete game controller ports, this is a truly difficult choice...


:lol:

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 2:24 PM

you can't make a paper aeroplane out of the sinclair machine

And a pack of post it notes makes it the lightest ' computer' in the world

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 2:50 PM

The_Laird, you got some 'splaining to do.


Not really the ZX81 is a computer, the post it notes are not.

The ZX81 can play Frogger, Defender, Scramble, 3D Monster Maze and Space Invaders :P

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 3:18 PM

The_Laird, you got some 'splaining to do.


Not really the ZX81 is a computer, the post it notes are not.

The ZX81 can play Frogger, Defender, Scramble, 3D Monster Maze and Space Invaders :P


Well, What I meant by explain is that you had voted, but had not said why.

I contend that the Post-It is a more versatile and powerful computing device than the ZX81 in any case.

But, that's not really the joke or point here anyway, so it's okay that you missed that :)

Thanks for voting.

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 3:58 PM

The Post-It isn't a machine, it's pieces of paper with adhesive.


Thanks for the astute observation. Glad the rest of you know how to have fun!

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 4:29 PM

You can write any game or application you like in any language you like on post-it notes. On the ZX81 you are limited to BASIC and Z80 assembler. The ZX81 does have a small advantage in that it can run the 2 languages it supports natively. However, I still give Post-It notes the edge for their flexibility.

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 4:32 PM

Post-It Notes have also been in production for far longer... 1979-2010... 31 years. The Sinclair didn't last nearly that long. So, total userbase, installed base, units sold... 3M blows away Sinclair in all regards.

Plus, new user training for 3M platform is far simpler.

I think I've had enough convincing now to put in my vote!

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 4:32 PM

Without the added pen input device, only rudimentary calculations are possible for me when using the Post-It. With the proper version of a pen input type device, NVRAM capability can be achieved with the Post-It, otherwise you're kinda stuck with a WORM storage device.

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 4:35 PM

Sorry, I should have said that any choice of single or multiple pen (or similar) input peripherals are allowed for the 3M device since that is the only reasonable method of data entry. The Sinclair has the "keyboard" built-in.

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 4:40 PM

My guess is that the sinclair would be best used if it was converted into a post-it note dispenser!!! :D

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 4:41 PM

My guess is that the sinclair would be best used if it was converted into a post-it note dispenser!!! :D


By George, I believe you somehow just won this thread. :thumbsup:

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 5:05 PM

The Sinclair has the "keyboard" built-in.


The 3M doesn't have a built in data entry device? What is a person supposed to do, run out and spend more hard earned cash to use the damn thing out of the package?

FAIL.

Sinclair for the win.

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 5:24 PM

The Sinclair has the "keyboard" built-in.


The 3M doesn't have a built in data entry device? What is a person supposed to do, run out and spend more hard earned cash to use the damn thing out of the package?

FAIL.

Sinclair for the win.


No, a pen is assumed. Who doesn't already own a pen?!

Too bad some just cannot see the light. I would go on and on for 30 to 40 pages trying to pummel you into submission and asking you why you don't know how to read, but I just don't have it in me :P

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 5:45 PM

No, a pen is assumed.


Never assume.

http://www.cafepress.com/xneverassumex

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hrLj8QEAgI

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 5:46 PM

No, a pen is assumed.


Never assume.

http://www.cafepress.com/xneverassumex


Okay, then a pen was included for free with the purchase of a multipack! ;)

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 5:54 PM

Okay, then a pen was included for free with the purchase of a multipack! ;)


Sorry, you just violated rule #3 and I'll quote you "3) No spineless answers"

Out of the package the M3 is even more worthless than the TS1k.

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 5:59 PM

Okay, then a pen was included for free with the purchase of a multipack! ;)


Sorry, you just violated rule #3 and I'll quote you "3) No spineless answers"

Out of the package the M3 is even more worthless than the TS1k.


Yes, but it's in the rules that a pen is assumed :)

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 6:04 PM

Yes, but it's in the rules that a pen is assumed :)


Goto post #42

(Reminds me of that old program)

10 print "hello"
20 goto 10

:P

Actually I dont even have a TS1k anymore. I did at one time though. We got it free for looking at a time share in the 80's!!! (No lie)
It was pretty worthless from what I recall. LOL

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 6:08 PM

Yes, but it's in the rules that a pen is assumed :)


Goto post #42

(Reminds me of that old program)

10 print "hello"
20 goto 10


Assume as in an arithmetic equation, not in the sense of make an ass out of u and me!

If you prefer, use the word "given" in place of "assume".

In any case, there is a pen!

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 6:11 PM

In any case, there is a pen!


Is there a TV and a power source for the TS1k, is that also a given?

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 6:13 PM

In any case, there is a pen!


Is there a TV and a power source for the TS1k, is that also a given?


Yes.

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 6:40 PM

Yes.


After seeing what other have done with the TS1K (Some kick ass games are shown on YouTube I was really quite surprised, I may have to pick up a TS1K again just for shits and grins) and what others have done with the M3 (Barely legible, often misspelled notation like "This is your sammich") I'll still stick with the TS1K




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