Scrivener for ZX Spectrum

User avatar
Jot
Posts: 178
Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:35 pm
Platform: Mac, Win + iOS

Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:19 pm Post

I think the PalmOS is a serious oversight. I've still got my IIIxe somewhere and it's monochrome screen would give distraction and content free editing. Also, I think it has seniority over the Newton. Unless we're talking Isaac Newton, in which case...carry on.
J

User avatar
lunk
Posts: 3607
Joined: Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:24 pm
Platform: Mac + iOS
Location: Sweden 64° N

Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:20 pm Post

Jot wrote:... content free editing.


At last, someone who values the purity of it all! "Scrivener Mini, for those who want content-free writing! A single black editing window, where nothing can be entered or edited."

That should result in the opposite of NIAD. "NIE, Nothing In Eternity!" :D
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running the latest MacOS
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 8, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

User avatar
Jot
Posts: 178
Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:35 pm
Platform: Mac, Win + iOS

Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:25 pm Post

lunk wrote:
Jot wrote:... content free editing.


At last, someone who values the purity of it all! "Scrivener Mini, for those who want content-free writing! A single black editing window, where nothing can be entered or edited."

That should result in the opposite of NIAD. "NIE, Nothing In Eternity!" :D

Thanks lunk. I think you'd agree that content, and typing in particular, just gets in the way of creativity. I credit this philosophy with my spectacularly limited output.
J

User avatar
AndreasE
Posts: 737
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:33 pm
Location: France
Contact:

Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:21 pm Post

Content is definitely overrated. Creates nothing but trouble, if you look closely. :wink:

User avatar
lunk
Posts: 3607
Joined: Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:24 pm
Platform: Mac + iOS
Location: Sweden 64° N

Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:43 pm Post

... and being creative seldom makes you content. :shock:
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running the latest MacOS
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 8, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

User avatar
AndreasE
Posts: 737
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:33 pm
Location: France
Contact:

Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:58 pm Post

Good point! :D

PJ
PJS
Posts: 1184
Joined: Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:05 pm
Platform: Mac + Windows
Location: Upstate New York

Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:12 pm Post

So, why are you ignoring CP/M? My old Kaypro II didn't make it through the millennium — or even the Game Nineties, come to that — but I can buy a used one online for about $200. And for another #8.00 I can get Zork on a floppy.

(What? You don't know Zork?)

phil
You can't conquer stupid — or cure it — with more stupid.

User avatar
lunk
Posts: 3607
Joined: Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:24 pm
Platform: Mac + iOS
Location: Sweden 64° N

Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:47 pm Post

Concurrent CP-M should work better with Scrivener. :D
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running the latest MacOS
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 8, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

User avatar
yosimiti
Posts: 596
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:56 am
Platform: Mac

Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:16 pm Post

I have absolutely no clue as what any are saying here, but I would like to get Scrivener on VHS before I croak. http://www.wired.com/2016/07/vcr-officially-dead-well-never-forget/

User avatar
NorthboundTrain
Posts: 77
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:57 am
Platform: Mac

Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:20 pm Post

I don't think hoping for VHS support is a lost cause:

http://fortune.com/2016/07/21/last-vide ... der-maker/
Regards,


joe

dn
dnaknitter
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:27 pm
Platform: Win + iOS

Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:56 pm Post

PJS wrote:So, why are you ignoring CP/M? My old Kaypro II didn't make it through the millennium — or even the Game Nineties, come to that — but I can buy a used one online for about $200. And for another #8.00 I can get Zork on a floppy.

(What? You don't know Zork?)

phil

It will be a lot of work to transfer all my old WordStar files into Scrivener, but I'll do it in a heartbeat as soon as the CP/M version becomes reality.

Go
Gordon Robb
Posts: 51
Joined: Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:04 pm
Platform: Windows

Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:48 am Post

128K Spectrum? Are you kidding? The 48K was plenty :)

User avatar
narrsd
Posts: 654
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:34 pm
Platform: Win + iOS

Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:37 am Post

Ah, Kaypro, which was the closest I ever got to buying a CP/M computer; what is it the ham radio guys say about the old buckets, boat anchor. Nicest software design though. I had already had an affair with an Osborne, though, and was tainted.

In fact it was typing a luminous John Fowles chapter into WordStar on the Osbornes's little screen that hooked me on the magic of fiction itself.

I held off, though, stayed with typewriters some years. But then, there was the Mac. This I kept with until the laptops couldn't keep up with the consulting with corpish clients, then in Europe (though Macs esp. MacBooks are all the rage now), so with great reluctance, I switched.

I wouild do it again, comes the money, but that would include all the software I use, so would be substantial. Well, not all, as now you can run Win10 alternately, a great thing, esp. as it is not too bad. Hmm. Actually, I _could_ get just the laptp now,, plus a non-free copy of that OS. We'll see...

C. (not intentional rhyming, but there you are, serendipitouswise...)

User avatar
gr
Posts: 2111
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:57 am
Platform: Mac + iOS
Location: Florida

Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:47 am Post

Scrivener for Tall Boy
Scrivener for Tall Boy.jpg
Scrivener for Tall Boy.jpg (86.15 KiB) Viewed 2339 times
"I bought Scrivener for Tall Boy only last week and my first novel is already in the can!"

User avatar
yosimiti
Posts: 596
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:56 am
Platform: Mac

Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:07 am Post

So is this what this forum has become? A place for old fashioned geeks and dorks (myself included) to talk about bygone electronic components of which we dream Scrivener could work on? Hell yeah