Originally Posted by CaptVimes:

Toms first computer was an amstrad at his age that shows incredibly BAD judgement.

Well ...............my son is 31 ...........we bought him a computer in 1987 - it was an Amstrad -that really all the choice in those days wasn't it?

So ................................Tom is 31 years old - his grandfather bought him a computer when he was a kid .............................20 + years ago what other computers were available? The Amstrad was the first home computer wasn't it? My son is 31 - I bought him an Amstrad in 1987 ..............there was nothing else available.

Originally Posted by Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing:
Originally Posted by Soozy Woo:
Originally Posted by CaptVimes:

Toms first computer was an amstrad at his age that shows incredibly BAD judgement.

Well ...............my son is 31 ...........we bought him a computer in 1987 - it was an Amstrad -that really all the choice in those days wasn't it?

Sinclair Spectrum....

BBC....

That was a games consul wasn't it? Amstrad was far more advanced as I remember - it was a computer.

Originally Posted by Soozy Woo:
Originally Posted by CaptVimes:

Toms first computer was an amstrad at his age that shows incredibly BAD judgement.

Well ...............my son is 31 ...........we bought him a computer in 1987 - it was an Amstrad -that really all the choice in those days wasn't it?

Erm no my first computerwas a spectrum and the considered best at the time was the BBC or commodore for the more monied.  Amstrad was always shit.  Now that was the height of Amstrads powers after that time they only got more shit so im guessing tom is in his 20's and he would have had a choice of amiga,many PC's , atari amongst many others no really really bad.

Originally Posted by Soozy Woo:

So ................................Tom is 31 years old - his grandfather bought him a computer when he was a kid .............................20 + years ago what other computers were available? The Amstrad was the first home computer wasn't it? My son is 31 - I bought him an Amstrad in 1987 ..............there was nothing else available.

ZX80 - 1980

ZX81 - 1981

Sinclair Spectrum - 1982

BBC - Early 80s too.

Originally Posted by Soozy Woo:
Originally Posted by Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing:
Originally Posted by Soozy Woo:
Originally Posted by CaptVimes:

Toms first computer was an amstrad at his age that shows incredibly BAD judgement.

Well ...............my son is 31 ...........we bought him a computer in 1987 - it was an Amstrad -that really all the choice in those days wasn't it?

Sinclair Spectrum....

BBC....

That was a games consul wasn't it? Amstrad was far more advanced as I remember - it was a computer.

No, they were REAL computers. The BBC was used by many schools.

Originally Posted by Soozy Woo:
Originally Posted by Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing:
Originally Posted by Soozy Woo:
Originally Posted by CaptVimes:

Toms first computer was an amstrad at his age that shows incredibly BAD judgement.

Well ...............my son is 31 ...........we bought him a computer in 1987 - it was an Amstrad -that really all the choice in those days wasn't it?

Sinclair Spectrum....

BBC....

That was a games consul wasn't it? Amstrad was far more advanced as I remember - it was a computer.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO the spectrum wasnt a consul it was actually more powerful than an amstrad the only good thing about the amstrad over a spectrum was the keyboard and they broke easier in the long term.  BBC shat all over it and yes was a computer.

Originally Posted by CaptVimes:
Originally Posted by Soozy Woo:
Originally Posted by CaptVimes:

Toms first computer was an amstrad at his age that shows incredibly BAD judgement.

Well ...............my son is 31 ...........we bought him a computer in 1987 - it was an Amstrad -that really all the choice in those days wasn't it?

Erm no my first computerwas a spectrum and the considered best at the time was the BBC or commodore for the more monied.  Amstrad was always shit.  Now that was the height of Amstrads powers after that time they only got more shit so im guessing tom is in his 20's and he would have had a choice of amiga,many PC's , atari amongst many others no really really bad.

Yes, when I got married in 1986 my husband already had aCommadore 64 and had had it's forerunner, then we got an Amiga then moved onto PCs

Originally Posted by Soozy Woo:

Awwwwwww well - what do I know about computers (bugger all) Lord Sugar did alright out of the Amstrad though didn't he?

Depends how you view it he could have potentially been as big as apple, compaq, HP yea he did ok sinclair, BBC and commodore all failed despite being much better products and he only kept amstrad computers going by buying Viglen which was europes best direct sales PC at the time and then turned that to crap.

Great final show ,loved Dara, the panel .Delighted Tom was  the winner a true gent.Glad that Susan will also be involved in future projects.Helen looked lovely and very relaxed,as for Jim ,still and always will be an eejit.

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