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Timex-Sinclair 1000/ZX-81 vs. 3M Post-It Note

  

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

    • The TS-1000/ZX-81 is superior in every way, poopyhead.
    • To anyone but a total doo-doo for brains, the Post-It is the better platform.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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