A common argument among those unfortunate enough not to have chosen the beeb.

With less memory, a better keyboard, a sane architecture, sound almost as good as a C64's, it might sound like a close tie with the worse of the two.

But BBC BASIC was both more structured and faster, there were numerous display modes, and the followers were more fanatical than the benighted owners of these two lesser models.

Not to mention you couldn't really get disk drives for either computer (the 1541 for the commies meant buying another computer, and was single source; the speccies had various almost-floppies available, but nothing real).

Someday the BBC shall arise and reclaim the world!