Personal Computer World - March 1978 - Volume 1, Number 1 (First Issue)

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Europe's first magazine for personal computers for home and business use.

Publication Date : February 1978

Publication Contents :

Page Item
8 The Searcher [Article]
A routine written for an M6800 system with a MIKBUG compatible monitor such as MIKBUG, SWBUG or SMARTBUG. it enables one to search a block of memory for a specified byte sequence.
8 MK14 - the only low-cost keyboard-addressable microprocessor [Advert]
The new Science of Cambridge MK14 Standard Microprocessor Kit
12 Personal Power is Here [Article]
J.H. Miller-Kirkpatrick
The age of personal computing has arrived with the advent of LSI technology and Microprocessor chips, dropping the cost of of a computing machine to prices measured in thousands of pounds, and promises to drop to hundreds of pounds in 1978.
14 Past Procession [Article]
Guy Kewney
The evolution of a computer from an adding machine to an information processing machine; more aptly positioned as a replacement for a printing press than a calculator.
16 A Mighty Micromite [Article]
Tm Moore
Design considerations of the 77-68, a simple start to a large system, considering the choices of the 6800 microprocessor over the more complex Z80 processor.
19 How not to crumb up your breadboard [Article]
A. T. Richter
An introduction for readers with no previous practical experience in electronics, helping them to follow the assembly instructions that accompany any kit.
20 Yours to command, Britain's own computer, the Nascom 1 [Article]
K.S. Borland
An introduction to Britain's own computer, the Nascom 1, enabling the electronic hobbyist in the UK to finally have the same access to technology as that of his american counterpart
24 The Little Symposium that grew [Article]
Mike Dennis
The future of personal computing may well look back on Saturday, 26th November 1977 as the day on which home computing truly got off the ground in the UK. This was the day that Lynx Electronics held their Home Microcomputer Symposium at the Wembley Conference Centre
26 The elegant Minmon [Article]
Neil Harrison
This 256 byte monitor was written to provide the minimum memory manipulation and program execution facilities for z80 machine code programming
28 Comart - Specialists in Microcomputers [Advert]
Advert for Cromemco Z2 Computer System, addons and North Star Mini-diskette system and suppliers.
29 A computer that means business [Article]
D Jackman
The expanding world of Microprocessors has provided the springboard for greater advances and wider choice of computer equipment for the Small Business Systems and Applications
32 The Gates of Reason - An introduction to computer logic [Article]
Michael Whitney
Part 1: Binary logic devices. Without some acquaintance with the binary number system, it is impossible to go very far in understanding computer logic.
37 The Gingerbread Man's computer [Article]
Colin Chatfield
Building a computer to a budget to support a small charity.
42 Basic Pontoon [Article]
Guilbert Percival
Remove the mystery from the programming of a computer by following the development of a program to play the game pontoon.
47 Missionary Job - The conversion of IBM 73 series i/o writers [Article]
John M Anderson
Solutions to the conversion of IBM Selectric typewriters to general input/output devices for microcomputers.
50 PCW Open Page - The Amateur Computer Club View [News Item]
Mike Lord
First PCW news update from Amateur Computer Club
52 Do we want our schools to be personal or terminal? [Article]
Charles Sweeten
Aspects around provision of computing to schools by either installing terminals to remote computing, or by buying complete computer systems for installation in each school.
55 Direct Addressing: Where to get your personal computer [Review]
John Coll
A look at Hardware and Software; Reviews of hardware and software in a world of explosions of new products.
59 Cutting the world down to size [Article]
Werner Sieber
In Science, models have existed for a long time before computing machines of any description made their entry onto the scene. A model has, at its origin, little to do with computing.

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