Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 16 - 21-27 April 1983

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Publication Date : 21st April 1983 to 27th April 1983

Publication Contents :

Page Item
5 Hitch-hikers dispute [News Item]
some recompense to Douglas Adams would have to be in volved. "I receive at least one re quest a week from computer companies who want to use the book, but we have deliber ately held off because we didn't want anything launched prematurely a game could tie in beautifully with the film."
5 Computer companies look to low-cost disc system [News Item]
MICROCOMPUTER com panies are beginning to look for alternatives to cassettebased software as home-taping shows signs of posing a real threat.
5 Computer companies look to low-cost disc system [News Item]
MICROCOMPUTER com panies are beginning to look for alternatives to cassettebased software as home-taping shows signs of posing a real threat.
5 Atari unhappy with ex-founder [News Item]
ATARI has taken legal action in the US against its founder Nolan Bushnell to stop him from forming a rival company.
5 Quicksilva pushes out the packages in one fell swoop [News Item]
IN one fell swoop Quicksilva has this week launched 14 new titles. The games are for the Spec trum, ZX81, VIC20, BBC and Dragon 32 computers and mark a continued diversifica tion of Quicksilva into a whole range of machines.
5 Spectrum chain adopts Micronet [News Item]
THE Spectrum retail chain has concluded a deal with Mic ronet 800, the Prestel data base, to allow people to get information about Spectrum and to link-up its dealers.
13 Tandy support [Article]
David Kelly
Last year the Tandy Corporation showed . world-wide net sales of over 1.75 billion through over 8,000 retail outlets. Sales of computers alone are expected to top 500m this year with no sign of the upward trend beginning to slow.
13 Three golden rules [Article]
Tony Bridge
Now we are getting to the nitty-gritty of Adventuring! You have just purchased your latest adventure tape, and loaded it into the computer you are staring at the screen wondering how to answer the first prompt.
14 A bird's eye view [Review]
Mike Grace
The sun is shining outside and the thought of digging up a few weeds whilst softly contemplating life in general (a quiet and definite reason for taking up gardening is to shake the microchip mania out of my brain at Intervals) Is beginning to seem almost attractive. I stare at the slightly thickening clouds on the horizon and decide that it's beginning to look like rain. With a sigh of relief, I sit gently down in front of my Vic and begin to load another cassette, a movement that is becoming as automatic as breathing.
17 The sky at night [Article]
R Bradford
This program for the 16K Spectrum Is for locating UOSAT/OSCAR-9, the satel lite at present transmitting data via a voice synthesiser. To listen to this satellite two things' are required, first a 145.8 Mhz receiver, and secondly the location of the satellite. This program provides the latter, giving a list' of Azimu the Elevation co ordinates at a given time.
19 Animated action! [Article]
David Oxley
This program provides asimple method of storing 16 images in succession and has the ability to display any one image on request, or to flick through all 16, so creating an animated effect


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Article: Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 16 - 21-27 April 1983

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