I wasn't dividing anything!
oswald wrote:dividing the 8bit machines into "seriously interested ppl needs msx&atari /less serious ppl needs speccy&c64" is stupid (or may I say biased?:). its a matter of taste / preference.
I was saying that for an introduction machine it would probably be best to go for one of the more well knows machines, Amstrad, Spectrum, Commodore. Then, if your interest grows, the Atari 8bit range and the MSX may be a couple of the more interesting machines to look at, because
they were less common, but have a lot of good stuff out for them.
I cannot see what is stupid
oswald wrote:also I dont see how is c64 or speccy more back (in time) than the a8 series, which started in the pre80s.
Er, I don't understand what your trying to say here?
The first machines in the Atari 8bit range predate both the C64 and 48K Spectrum.
I didn't say the Spectrum and C64 machines were older than the oldest computers in the Atari range?
I did say the VIC 20 and ZX81 were a couple of good systems to have a look at if
you wanted to look at something older than the Spectrum/C64 era.
I don't understand where you took offense from, and think your reply to my initial post was a bit harsh and unwarranted!
Maybe I wasn't all that clear and you got a bit confused!?!?