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Dates In History


1982 [Detail]
 1982 Paul Allen leaves Microsoft due to Ill Health
 1982 Introduction of Cray X-MP supercomputer
 1982 ZX microfair [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 23 - 9-15 June 1983
 1982 Descent into the valley! [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 23 - 9-15 June 1983
 1982 98K Lynx [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 23 - 9-15 June 1983
 1982 Commodore goes for broke [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 23 - 9-15 June 1983
 1982 Electron goes bl-iingual [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 23 - 9-15 June 1983
 1982 Japanese Government Sets Out its 'Fifth Generation' Project
 January 1982 Business Apple III sheds hobbyist image [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1982, Volume 5, Issue 1
 January 1982 Control Basic as standard [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1982, Volume 5, Issue 1
 January 1982 Extensive functions in PROM programmer [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1982, Volume 5, Issue 1
 January 1982 Chess Champion V can beat the best [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1982, Volume 5, Issue 1
 January 1982 Robots star in film [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1982, Volume 5, Issue 1
 January 1982 HP-2623A's quality matches its price [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1982, Volume 5, Issue 1
 January 1982 Electronic change for budding Beethovens [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1982, Volume 5, Issue 1
 January 1982 Compact code with Compress [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1982, Volume 5, Issue 1
 January 1982 Micro-80 provides the typewriter link [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1982, Volume 5, Issue 1
 January 1982 60K Memory System vies for office users [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1982, Volume 5, Issue 1
 January 1982 Doctors' micro advice centre [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1982, Volume 5, Issue 1
 January 1982 Programmer's Apple boon [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1982, Volume 5, Issue 1
 January 1982 Source-code compiler [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1982, Volume 5, Issue 1
 January 1982 Total payroll pack designed for novice [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1982, Volume 5, Issue 1
 January 1982 Sorcerer's magic way with words [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1982, Volume 5, Issue 1
 January 1982 Card to do Tandy credit [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1982, Volume 5, Issue 1
 February 1982 Pet series to sample the Corvus benefits [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1982, Volume 5, Issue 2
 February 1982 Micro event of the year [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1982, Volume 5, Issue 2
 February 1982 VisiFile follows in the VisiCalc tradition [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1982, Volume 5, Issue 2
 February 1982 Five boards that add to Apple's attractions [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1982, Volume 5, Issue 2
 February 1982 Avoiding that fatal loss of memory [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1982, Volume 5, Issue 2
 February 1982 Commodore as terminal [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1982, Volume 5, Issue 2
 February 1982 How Dutch software took to the air [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1982, Volume 5, Issue 2
 February 1982 Program Developers' gain by Superbrain upgrades [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1982, Volume 5, Issue 2
 February 1982 Exports come under scrutiny [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1982, Volume 5, Issue 2
 February 1982 Daisywheel SP-830 has the edge in speed [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1982, Volume 5, Issue 2
 February 1982 Texas 16-bit micro to hit desk-top market [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1982, Volume 5, Issue 2
 February 1982 Telex paper is how Facit reduces hard-copy costs [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1982, Volume 5, Issue 2
 February 1982 Reflecting on eye-strain [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1982, Volume 5, Issue 2
 February 1982 Printed word said to improve with Ap Pak [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1982, Volume 5, Issue 2
 1st February Introduction of Intel 80286 at 6 MHz, with 134,000 transistors
 March 1982 Twin-processor Torch may be leading light [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1982, Volume 5, Issue 3
 March 1982 The Welsh connection [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1982, Volume 5, Issue 3
 March 1982 Form a model balance sheet [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1982, Volume 5, Issue 3
 March 1982 Pascal learnt by video [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1982, Volume 5, Issue 3
 March 1982 Building a network of Pets with multi-headed Hydra [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1982, Volume 5, Issue 3
 March 1982 More fluent flowcharting [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1982, Volume 5, Issue 3
 March 1982 Chemists' Pet prints messages on a bottle [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1982, Volume 5, Issue 3
 March 1982 Tandy display improved [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1982, Volume 5, Issue 3
 March 1982 Attractive properties for estate agents [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1982, Volume 5, Issue 3
 March 1982 Group boosts micros in primary schools [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1982, Volume 5, Issue 3
 March 1982 How to keep the 380-Z at a distance [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1982, Volume 5, Issue 3
 March 1982 Accounting to taste [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1982, Volume 5, Issue 3
 March 1982 Speed-and-power theory of British Quantam [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1982, Volume 5, Issue 3
 March 1982 Free Apple II brochures [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1982, Volume 5, Issue 3
 March 1982 Advanced Anadex makes its impact [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1982, Volume 5, Issue 3
 March 1982 New courses of action [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1982, Volume 5, Issue 3
 March 1982 Variety of formats on bi-directional Facit [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1982, Volume 5, Issue 3
 March 1982 Low-cost Camp cuts surveyors' paperwork [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1982, Volume 5, Issue 3
 March 1982 Naming successor to The Last One [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1982, Volume 5, Issue 3
 April 1982 Computer Fair Preview [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1982, Volume 5, Issue 4
 April 1982 Universal appeal of CBM's new micros [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1982, Volume 5, Issue 4
 April 1982 Building up knowledge [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1982, Volume 5, Issue 4
 April 1982 Cheaper RAM for ZX-81 [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1982, Volume 5, Issue 4
 April 1982 SimpliCalc answers 'what if?' questions [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1982, Volume 5, Issue 4
 April 1982 Champion's winning ways [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1982, Volume 5, Issue 4
 April 1982 ITT 3030 puts the accent on expansion [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1982, Volume 5, Issue 4
 April 1982 The speed to rival Winchester systems [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1982, Volume 5, Issue 4
 April 1982 Typewriter solution [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1982, Volume 5, Issue 4
 April 1982 Fast Episode fits the desk-top bill [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1982, Volume 5, Issue 4
 April 1982 Stitch in time for clothing industry [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1982, Volume 5, Issue 4
 April 1982 Next One hits routine tasks [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1982, Volume 5, Issue 4
 April 1982 Composing oneself with Music Maker [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1982, Volume 5, Issue 4
 April 1982 Economy of Cintcode [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1982, Volume 5, Issue 4
 April 1982 How to make Tandy run as terminal [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1982, Volume 5, Issue 4
 April 1982 Zilog chip makes huge power savings [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1982, Volume 5, Issue 4
 April 1982 Source of TRS-80 facts [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1982, Volume 5, Issue 4
 23rd April Sinclair ZX Spectrum Launched
 May 1982 BDC-600 operates in the Unix tradition [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1982, Volume 5, Issue 5
 May 1982 Making light of airfreight [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1982, Volume 5, Issue 5
 May 1982 How to give a Pet a change of character [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1982, Volume 5, Issue 5
 May 1982 Education at all levels [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1982, Volume 5, Issue 5
 May 1982 Accountants' competition [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1982, Volume 5, Issue 5
 May 1982 Dutch transmit software to serve more micros [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1982, Volume 5, Issue 5
 May 1982 Word processing for the first-timer [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1982, Volume 5, Issue 5
 May 1982 ZX users taste real world with RD range [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1982, Volume 5, Issue 5
 May 1982 Holding data for 100 years [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1982, Volume 5, Issue 5
 May 1982 HP 32-bit system may overtake its rival [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1982, Volume 5, Issue 5
 May 1982 New launch by Lifeboat [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1982, Volume 5, Issue 5
 May 1982 EPROM in kit form [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1982, Volume 5, Issue 5
 May 1982 Floppy disc, stiff mailer [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1982, Volume 5, Issue 5
 May 1982 Star of file transfer [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1982, Volume 5, Issue 5
 May 1982 U-A/D is complete Apple interface pack [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1982, Volume 5, Issue 5
 May 1982 Clive Sets the Pace [News Article] - ZX Computing Summer 1982
 May 1982 Sinclair Misses the Bus [News Article] - ZX Computing Summer 1982
 May 1982 Schools Lap it Up [News Article] - ZX Computing Summer 1982
 May 1982 Timex Buys it Up [News Article] - ZX Computing Summer 1982
 May 1982 Users' Club [News Article] - ZX Computing Summer 1982
 May 1982 Users Crowd it Out [News Article] - ZX Computing Summer 1982
 June 1982 Triple guide to software products [News Article] - Practical Computing - June 1982, Volume 5, Issue 6
 June 1982 Bureau link boosts Pets [News Article] - Practical Computing - June 1982, Volume 5, Issue 6
 June 1982 T-Pert's way along the critical path [News Article] - Practical Computing - June 1982, Volume 5, Issue 6
 June 1982 Ricoh-based daisywheel to mimic Diablo [News Article] - Practical Computing - June 1982, Volume 5, Issue 6
 June 1982 Matsushita's hot graphics [News Article] - Practical Computing - June 1982, Volume 5, Issue 6
 June 1982 Spectrum will carry the Sinclair colours [News Article] - Practical Computing - June 1982, Volume 5, Issue 6
 June 1982 Self-contained stock system [News Article] - Practical Computing - June 1982, Volume 5, Issue 6
 June 1982 ICL advances into the microcomputer market [News Article] - Practical Computing - June 1982, Volume 5, Issue 6
 June 1982 Another three for Apple III [News Article] - Practical Computing - June 1982, Volume 5, Issue 6
 June 1982 HP-125 prices falling as hard disc arrives [News Article] - Practical Computing - June 1982, Volume 5, Issue 6
 June 1982 Magic spells with CP/M [News Article] - Practical Computing - June 1982, Volume 5, Issue 6
 June 1982 Daisywheel typewriter is Canon's new venture [News Article] - Practical Computing - June 1982, Volume 5, Issue 6
 June 1982 Twin Z-80s and 64K RAM stars of Galaxy I [News Article] - Practical Computing - June 1982, Volume 5, Issue 6
 June 1982 Polydos runs Gemini discs on Nascom [News Article] - Practical Computing - June 1982, Volume 5, Issue 6
 16th June Clive Sinclair is awarded a knighthood [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 24 - 16-22 June 1983
 July 1982 Show heads for the North [News Article] - Practical Computing - July 1982, Volume 5, Issue 7
 July 1982 Card that turns Pets on to CP/M [News Article] - Practical Computing - July 1982, Volume 5, Issue 7
 July 1982 Cartridge memory [News Article] - Practical Computing - July 1982, Volume 5, Issue 7
 July 1982 Genie micro family is extended [News Article] - Practical Computing - July 1982, Volume 5, Issue 7
 July 1982 Software hiring scheme [News Article] - Practical Computing - July 1982, Volume 5, Issue 7
 July 1982 DEC takes the plunge [News Article] - Practical Computing - July 1982, Volume 5, Issue 7
 July 1982 Program survey [News Article] - Practical Computing - July 1982, Volume 5, Issue 7
 July 1982 Plug-in board for Sinclair [News Article] - Practical Computing - July 1982, Volume 5, Issue 7
 July 1982 Torch to make light of communications [News Article] - Practical Computing - July 1982, Volume 5, Issue 7
 July 1982 Nascom releases Pascal compiler [News Article] - Practical Computing - July 1982, Volume 5, Issue 7
 July 1982 Schoolboys try for ZX-81 adaptor award [News Article] - Practical Computing - July 1982, Volume 5, Issue 7
 July 1982 Stack board enhances Vic-20 memory [News Article] - Practical Computing - July 1982, Volume 5, Issue 7
 August 1982 Marine caps a success [News Article] - Practical Computing - August 1982, Volume 5, Issue 8
 August 1982 Xerox pushes on [News Article] - Practical Computing - August 1982, Volume 5, Issue 8
 August 1982 Stay-home poll [News Article] - Practical Computing - August 1982, Volume 5, Issue 8
 August 1982 20K ROM module [News Article] - Practical Computing - August 1982, Volume 5, Issue 8
 August 1982 32-bit micros set to invade industry [News Article] - Practical Computing - August 1982, Volume 5, Issue 8
 August 1982 Reader survey [News Article] - Practical Computing - August 1982, Volume 5, Issue 8
 August 1982 Technology films [News Article] - Practical Computing - August 1982, Volume 5, Issue 8
 August 1982 Briefcase viewdata [News Article] - Practical Computing - August 1982, Volume 5, Issue 8
 August 1982 Zap into music [News Article] - Practical Computing - August 1982, Volume 5, Issue 8
 August 1982 Computing holidays [News Article] - Practical Computing - August 1982, Volume 5, Issue 8
 August 1982 Sinclair languages [News Article] - Practical Computing - August 1982, Volume 5, Issue 8
 August 1982 Interface for Vic-20 [News Article] - Practical Computing - August 1982, Volume 5, Issue 8
 August 1982 Commodore 64 Released
 August 1982 Dragon 32 Released
 September 1982 Plain paper printer [News Article] - Practical Computing - September 1982, Volume 5, Issue 9
 September 1982 English financial system [News Article] - Practical Computing - September 1982, Volume 5, Issue 9
 September 1982 Mini-winnie extended [News Article] - Practical Computing - September 1982, Volume 5, Issue 9
 September 1982 Traditional clock [News Article] - Practical Computing - September 1982, Volume 5, Issue 9
 September 1982 Newsagents' package [News Article] - Practical Computing - September 1982, Volume 5, Issue 9
 September 1982 ERA launch is no handicap [News Article] - Practical Computing - September 1982, Volume 5, Issue 9
 September 1982 Micros and the disabled [News Article] - Practical Computing - September 1982, Volume 5, Issue 9
 September 1982 Pet package is used to simulate Simplex D [News Article] - Practical Computing - September 1982, Volume 5, Issue 9
 September 1982 A taste of Apple IV? [News Article] - Practical Computing - September 1982, Volume 5, Issue 9
 September 1982 Long-term program storage [News Article] - Practical Computing - September 1982, Volume 5, Issue 9
 October 1982 MP/M Basic interpreter [News Article] - Practical Computing - October 1982, Volume 5, Issue 10
 October 1982 NVR-64 [News Article] - Practical Computing - October 1982, Volume 5, Issue 10
 October 1982 Japanese portable has real staying power [News Article] - Practical Computing - October 1982, Volume 5, Issue 10
 October 1982 Acorn micros acquire lisp [News Article] - Practical Computing - October 1982, Volume 5, Issue 10
 October 1982 New Z-80 based micro [News Article] - Practical Computing - October 1982, Volume 5, Issue 10
 October 1982 Combined database manager and word processor goes world-wide [News Article] - Practical Computing - October 1982, Volume 5, Issue 10
 October 1982 Coming events [News Article] - Practical Computing - October 1982, Volume 5, Issue 10
 October 1982 Ex-Sinclair designers lead with an Ace [News Article] - Practical Computing - October 1982, Volume 5, Issue 10
 October 1982 Wider choice for Sirius [News Article] - Practical Computing - October 1982, Volume 5, Issue 10
 October 1982 Paragraph grabber [News Article] - Practical Computing - October 1982, Volume 5, Issue 10
 October 1982 Now CP/M appears on multiprocessor ICL [News Article] - Practical Computing - October 1982, Volume 5, Issue 10
 October 1982 Convert analogue to digital and back [News Article] - Practical Computing - October 1982, Volume 5, Issue 10
 October 1982 Data display package [News Article] - Practical Computing - October 1982, Volume 5, Issue 10
 November 1982 Unix OS at root of new name [News Article] - Practical Computing - November 1982, Volume 5, Issue 11
 November 1982 Checkmate to Boss [News Article] - Practical Computing - November 1982, Volume 5, Issue 11
 November 1982 Biosis now on CP/M [News Article] - Practical Computing - November 1982, Volume 5, Issue 11
 November 1982 Preview: Compec '82 [News Article] - Practical Computing - November 1982, Volume 5, Issue 11
 November 1982 Spectrum's delays [News Article] - Practical Computing - November 1982, Volume 5, Issue 11
 November 1982 Coming events [News Article] - Practical Computing - November 1982, Volume 5, Issue 11
 November 1982 Eyes for the micro [News Article] - Practical Computing - November 1982, Volume 5, Issue 11
 November 1982 Full-scale APL [News Article] - Practical Computing - November 1982, Volume 5, Issue 11
 November 1982 Home health advice [News Article] - Practical Computing - November 1982, Volume 5, Issue 11
 November 1982 HP joins portable battle [News Article] - Practical Computing - November 1982, Volume 5, Issue 11
 November 1982 Fast 256K pseudo-disc [News Article] - Practical Computing - November 1982, Volume 5, Issue 11
 November 1982 Torch discs for BBC [News Article] - Practical Computing - November 1982, Volume 5, Issue 11
 November 1982 Real-time clock [News Article] - Practical Computing - November 1982, Volume 5, Issue 11
 November 1982 New products in brief [News Article] - Practical Computing - November 1982, Volume 5, Issue 11
 November 1982 Versatile printer [News Article] - Practical Computing - November 1982, Volume 5, Issue 11
 November 1982 Hewlett-Packard [News Article] - Practical Computing - November 1982, Volume 5, Issue 11
 November 1982 Sirius software [News Article] - Practical Computing - November 1982, Volume 5, Issue 11
 November 1982 Date is set for Northern fair [News Article] - Practical Computing - November 1982, Volume 5, Issue 11
 December 1982 Sage, the first of a new generation [News Article] - Practical Computing - December 1982, Volume 5, Issue 12
 December 1982 Expert Replacement? [News Article] - Practical Computing - December 1982, Volume 5, Issue 12
 December 1982 Manchester Fair [News Article] - Practical Computing - December 1982, Volume 5, Issue 12
 December 1982 New disc technology [News Article] - Practical Computing - December 1982, Volume 5, Issue 12
 December 1982 Plug-in card gives Apple 16-bit power [News Article] - Practical Computing - December 1982, Volume 5, Issue 12
 December 1982 Letter stationery [News Article] - Practical Computing - December 1982, Volume 5, Issue 12
 December 1982 MicroAPL Scorpion [News Article] - Practical Computing - December 1982, Volume 5, Issue 12
 December 1982 ZX-Spectrum interface [News Article] - Practical Computing - December 1982, Volume 5, Issue 12
 December 1982 Full accounts package runs on Apple II [News Article] - Practical Computing - December 1982, Volume 5, Issue 12
 December 1982 CP/M3 due by New Year [News Article] - Practical Computing - December 1982, Volume 5, Issue 12
 December 1982 Expanding Japanese in attack on U.K. market [News Article] - Practical Computing - December 1982, Volume 5, Issue 12
 December 1982 Tandy Show [News Article] - Practical Computing - December 1982, Volume 5, Issue 12
 December 1982 Rival for ACT Sirius [News Article] - Practical Computing - December 1982, Volume 5, Issue 12
 December 1982 PC-1024 [News Article] - Practical Computing - December 1982, Volume 5, Issue 12

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