Talk:Zappy XT6

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D'you think it'd be worth noting on't page that keyboards like that actually exist? http://news.softpedia.com/news/The-Holographic-Keyboard-20314.shtml Don't you just want one so badly? I know I do. Evil Egg 16:32, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Making it even more incredible that he can type with boxing gloves on! OptimisticFool 16:41, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

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[edit] Woah!

That might as well be the computer after the Lapy? Let's stay tuned in 2012...or something. 85.228.165.63 18:33, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Do you think Strong Bad would ever settle for a computer that wasn't made in the 70s or 80s? I don't. It's all just part of the gag; go along with it. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 19:07, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I think the ambiguous date of "five years from now" (especially in a DVD toon, where we don't know the actual release date) will keep anything like stunt double/dangeresque 3 or montage/the paper from happening in this case. Plus, you could cop out and say it's an alternate future where he loses his accent, while he tries to save it in our present future, thus effectively erasing the timeline with the Zappy in it. =3 --DorianGray 19:14, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
this all seems pretty irrelevant and forum-style speculation... — Defender1031*Talk 23:15, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
To figure when it takes place, we have to answer these questions...
Which computer did he use? (Lappy 486; 119-201)
What paper came down? (The Paper; 1-173)
Which design was Strong Bad (in this case, we can find out if it took place before or after Alternate Universe)

So, it probably took place between Animal and Candy Product or between Alternate Universe and More Armies. Email Checkin' Dan 23:11, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Maybe A Reference

Zappy Seems Like A Nod To The Lappy Strong Bad's Current Computer--I15avaughn 00:04, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Next?

Well, Strong Bad Dooj'd the Lappy. Does anyone think this will be next?--Crudely Drawn Cupcake 19:09, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

This is a great question to ask on the forum. — Defender1031*Talk 19:25, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
And if it is, someone will need to figure out how to make the email template have a sky blue background... also, I agree, forum. OpenSourceGreg 03:02, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

[edit] XT6'd!

They told me to take it to talk, so here's my disscussion (did i spell that right?). How do we know if XT6 is a reference to 20X6? maybe it's a ref. to the Corpy NT6, but with an X instead of an N. SBE-mail Checker Dan 00:18, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

I think it's a reference to both. Pronounce "X-T-6" and it's exactly the way the "X6" in "20X6" is pronounced. — Defender1031*Talk 00:20, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, i know, but isn't it kinda speculation? Somone that's not It's Dot Com 00:21, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
This is one of those cases I'd call it more of a reasonable inference. Though I guess the sentence on the page could be softened from its absolute, slightly. -132.183.138.201 00:28, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
The truth is, any time we mention an inside reference, there's a certain amount of inference. I think this is well on the inference side of the speculation line, and therefore belongs on the page. True, it's not AS solid as something like a direct quote, but it's solid enough to not be called baseless speculation. — Defender1031*Talk 00:33, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
Still, we should mention the NT6 reference in some way. SBE-mail Checker, but I'll check HRE-mails too. 00:35, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
I agree with that as well. — Defender1031*Talk 00:38, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
It looks like a pretty solid connection to me, given the significance of 20X6 on the site (and given that the scene with the Zappy is supposed to take place in the future). As for the Corpy, a mention that it's similar is fine, but I'm actually less sure it's a reference to the Corpy than 20X6. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 00:40, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
Again, these references are still somewhat speculation (THREE S's! I WIN!), but I think the Corpy should be mentioned if 20X6 is. SBE-mail Checker, but I'll check HRE-mails too. 00:43, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
Strictly speaking, every single known Compy, Inc. computer to date that had a brand number, with the exception of the never-seen "Compydore 64", had a brand number ending with a "6" (the Tandy 400 wasn't necessarily made by Compy). Strong Bad even tried calling a steak sandwich the "Steaky Steaky 6". "NT" was probably chosen for the Corpy due to connections with the networking-friendly Windows NT. XT6 would then carry on the running "6" theme as well as 20X6. The "T" is left being the coincidence from this viewpoint, though perhaps a notable one. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 00:53, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
Oh, yeah, i never noticed that. They did it with the Terminal D6, too. Perhaps notable on the Compy, Inc. page? SBE-mail Checker Dan 00:57, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
Where's the 6 in "Roomy-Vac", "Block", or "CompĂ©"? Also, we don't have proof that the block, terminal d6, corpy, or Zappy are made by compy inc. and the steaky steaky is more likely from blubb-o inc. than from compy inc. — Defender1031*Talk 01:02, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
Strictly speaking, every single known Compy, Inc. computer to date that had a brand number, with the exception of the never-seen "Compydore 64", had a brand number ending with a "6". Where's the brand number on the Roomy-Vac or Compé? --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 01:52, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
PS. While we don't know that the Corpy or Zappy are Compy computers, I, personally, suspect it. Not strongly enough to put on a main page, but this is a talk page. :) I neither know nor care about what fictional company made the Block or Terminal. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 01:53, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
I missed that part... I'm gonna go... place. — Defender1031*Talk 01:59, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Bringing this up again, I think the link to 20X6 is much stronger than to the Corpy. My reasons are basically the same as Jay's at 00:40 and 00:53 on 23 September 2009, except I don't think the coincidence is that notable. — It's dot com 02:03, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

I agree that it is likely a reference to 20X6. Considering Microsoft came out with Windows 95 and 98, it's possible that's what TBC was going for. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 02:09, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Time Out

Well it is officially past June 5 2012, so can/should we now mention with certainty that this didn't end up happening? I know it was unlikely to happen in the first place but like the 2 years email with silly predictions after 2 years later the predictions page mentioned that none of the stuff came true. --Happypasta 21:13, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Technically, no, we can't, because Strong Bad hasn't appeared in anything recently. (Carl in the Aquabats doesn't count.) But it's probably not going to happen anyway. ;) --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 21:39, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
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