Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 05 - 3-9 February 1983

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Publication Date : 3rd February 1983 to 9th February 1983

Publication Contents :

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5 Oric switches out of mall order [News Item]
ORIC Products International is to discontinue mail-order sales of its Oric 1 microcornputer almost as soon as they have begun.
5 Atari signs big names [News Item]
A VIDEO game based on the story and characters in the Spellberg film Raiders of the L'st Ark is just one of the projects in the pipeline, arising from a series of licensing agreements concluded by Atari.
5 Commodore gives voice [News Item]
A SOPHISTICATED voice synthesizer add-on has been announced for the Commodore 64 microcomputer.
5 More micros get government approval [News Item]
MICROCOMPUTERS purchased for use by govern ment departments are more likely to be British-made, fol lowing the announcement of new guidelines.
5 Lisp for Spectrum [News Item]
SERIOUS Software has developed a Lisp interpreter for the Spectrum.
5 Distribution by John Wiley [Advert]
JOHN WILEY and Sons is to market and distribute Acornsoft's range of software and book titles.
8 Tank Battle [Advert]
This program, for a Model B BBC Micro simulates a tank battle. The object of the game is to destroy the enemy tank before it destroys you.
10 Tread Softly, pioneer [Article]
How the law affects computer programs is a thornysubject just at the moment. l/lany headaches are being caused by uncertaintines in the way software fits info the existing legal structure.
12 Adventure trails [Review]
Computer games tall into several distinct categories: Invaders type, Educa tional, Traditional (such as chess), and Adventure. Of course there are subdivi sions within those categories, and there are some which do not fit into any of the above, but to my mind most software can be classified within one of these major divisions.
22 Two aspects of coding [Article]
Here are two short machine-code routines for the Spectrum that do nothing useful at all except to demonstrate some essential aspects of coding the machine.
25 Specifying corners [Article]
David Lawrence
On calling up this section by the use of the 'M' key in the previous moduie, the user is asked to specify a corner, if corner four is specified, then a rectangle is defined with two opposite corners consisting of grid corner 1 (the corner opposite four) and the current position of the cursor.
31 Simulating reality [Article]
Boris Allan
A compuler simulation Is a copy, in numerical form, of some abstraction from reality. Take population growth: as Mallhus noted. If there are no checks then the growth of popula tion Is exponential In form.

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Article: Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 05 - 3-9 February 1983

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