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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 04 - 27 January-3 February 1983

Publication Date : 27th January 1983 to 3rd February 1983

Publication Contents :

Page Item
5 Electron plans [News Item]
The Electron will use BBC Basic, and Acorn's intention is to.make most of the Acornsoft sofware for the BBC machine available for the new machine at the time of its launch.
5 Tl aims product at Sinclair computers [News Item]
TEXAS Instruments has announced details of a new low-cost microcomputer and high-speed 'mircodrive' data storage unit.
5 Sinclair worth 135 9m [News Item]
FOLLOWING the successful sale of 400,000 Sinclair Re search shares 10 per cent of its equity to a group of city institutional investors, the company is valued at 135.9m.
5 New Apple micro as IBM gets UK debut [News Item]
Apple Computers has public ly shown its new Lisa micro for the first time in the same week that IBM has announced the long-awaited UK launch of its Personal Computer.
5 Pixel merger [News Item]
PIXEL Productions, the Lon don-based ZX8i and VIC20 software house has appointed Quicksilva to market and dis tribute its cassette tapes.
7 Down to earth with a thump [Article]
David Bullimore
Re Monkey Puzzle, November 18, page 35. Boris Allan's reply to S Kane on this topic {Letters. January 6) is clearly incorrect.
8 Computer Surround [Review]
This game entails manoeuvring a representative figure of a man around the screen, while avoiding green blocks as they appear.
10 Gamesdesigners are rare [Article]
David Kelly
John Hollis is Quicksilva's Technical Direc tor. Since first becoming invoived with the company some 18 months ago design ing hardware add-ons for the ZX81 John has gone on to become Quicksilva's chief programer.
12 Star Trek [Review]
Keith Brain
Father Christmas arrived early, when a parcel of Dragon 32 software arrived for review on Christmas Eve! As usual, the standard of the packaging and instructions varied widey.
23 Keyboard talk [Article]
Jim Parren
This program for the unexpanded VIC20 is designed to give a bleep whenever you press a key. The machine code routine is called by the Irg interrupt every '/eoth of a second. This is achieved by altering the Irq jump address stored at locations 788 and 789.
26 Channelled drives [Review]
Andrew Pennell
There is a very useful function in Spectrum Basic that is not mentioned at aii in the manual the use of channels. These will be used by the microdrives and networking facilities for input and output, but they can also be used for several useful effects.
31 Malthus' law [Article]
Boris Allan
The Reverend Thomas Malthus created some thing of a stir In 1793. This was the year he became curate at Aibury in Surrey and, more importanUy, the year he published his notorious "Essay on the principle of population",


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Article: Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 04 - 27 January-3 February 1983

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