For close to two decades now, I have been writing programs for the Basic Stamps. Many, many projects with the Bs2 and my favorite the BS2sx. Now, I understand, from Chris, that the BS2sx is now obsolete, due to the interpertor chip, not be produced. Such a shame...really. Now, I see Parallax shifting toward the Arduino, products, which I personally find sad.
The reason I feel sad, after using the Stamps, is...Parallax, (Chip Gracey) produced the Propeller, which by all standards, is far superior to the Arduino product. The basic problem with the Propeller, for old Stamp code writers, like myself, is the SPIN language is...really...just to complicated to learn, and I have tried. Book, after book, and I really don't think I am stupid.
So, repeating the subject line, "Why...O...why", with the aid of a super computer, or someone...(probably got something to do with moneys)..can't the PBASIC language be installed (if that is the right word) in the Propeller. I am sure this would put Parallax back on the Microcontroller map, and take some glory away from the Arduino. After all the Stamp was out there first.
I do know that there are other STAMPS with the multi slot programing abilities. But....well, I just had to speak out....because I hate to see Parallax go done the tubes..