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Old 07.09.2020, 14:19
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Guardian rank Home Computers - OUTRAGE! RANT!

The left wing RAG, the Guardian, has outdone itself this time and I am tempted to write a formal letter.

Not content with supporting Jeremy Corbyn, Striking Miners, Extinction Rebellion and any other flag waving loonies, they have now outdone themselves in a far more offensive way: they have ranked Home Computers in a top 20 (https://www.theguardian.com/games/20...mputers-ranked) and to be honest, it's sickening:

- The ZX81 is 17th. Its ranked lower than a VIC 20!!
- The Spectrum is not top, its surpassed by a C64, an Amiga and - hold firmly onto the side of your desk - the IBM PC!
- The Atari ST is LOWER than the Amstrad CPC 464. Thats right, you did hear it correctly: LOWER.

I could go on and on here, its so offensive it should be in the Adult section, assuming the Guardian has one.

If your rating on technical acheivement, perhaps its somewhere near (roughly, giving it a lot of room) correct, but in terms of an impact on home computing its an insult.

Home computing impact correct order:

1. Speccy 48k
2. C64
3. ZX81
4. Amiga
5. Atari ST
6. VIC 20
7. BBC Model B
8 The Dragon whatever-it-was
9 Sinclair C5

there isnt anything below that. the rest of them are just a grey area of early days business models and failed experitments.
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