Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 09 - 3-9 March 1983

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

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5 Atari (US) axes 1700 in manufacturing move [News Item]
ATARI (US) has axed 1,700 jobs at its California head quarters following the announcement of disastrous financial results for the last quarter of 1983 (see Popular Computing Weekly, February 24).
5 Sord and Aquarius get distribution [News Item]
BOTH the Sord M5 and Matell Aquarius home compu ters will find their way into the high street shops following the conclusion of distribution agreements
5 Spectrum serial parallel interfaces [News Item]
BOTH RS232 and Centronics interfaces are now available for the ZX Spectrum. Cobra Technology is offer ing an RS232 communications interface for £30.
5 Young marketeer [News Item]
SEVENTEEN-year-old De rek Bartle has been appointed to set up and operate a UK distribution network for Mikrogen.
7 Airing on copyright [Article]
Tim Langdell
We have just read your magazine's article by Gail Counsell on copyright and computer software (Popu lar Computing Weekly, February 3-9).
8 Romeo and Juliet [Advert]
Romeo and Juliet Is a mathematical adventure game for the 16K ZX81. When run, the program displays a graphic representation of the balcony scene from the play. The user is then requested to answer some mathematical questions the level of difficulty can be adjusted to cater for seven- to 16-year-olds, or older, if required.
12 Sinclair's little mascot [Review]
Tony Bridge
Much of the success of the Sinclair machines, apart from sheer value for money, has been due to the wide range of software available. Any of the machines now snapping at Sinciair's heels will have to do battle with software catalogues as their main weapon. With the knowledge gained from the ZX80/81, programmers, have seized the Spectrum by the throat, and taken fuil advantage of its colour, graphic and sound capabiiities to produce programs that were undreamed of a few months ago.
35 Degrees of freedom [Article]
Calvin Woodings
When using measuring instruments, it Is often necessary to decide whether or not the difference found between the averages of two small sets of data is due to a real difference between the sets, or due to some measurement inaccuracy. Earlier this century, W S Gosset— wortdng under the pen name of Student — developed a theory to deal with such situations. The resulting significance test was thus called Student's T test.
39 Designer [Article]
I have a special fondness for this program because the ideas on which it is based were not my own: they were taken from an excellent book, "The Principles of Interac tive Computer Graphics" by William M Newman and Robert F Sproull. The reason I say fondness is that the program serves as a reminder to me of how much there is always to learn about the princi ples of programming and how many fields lie waiting to be opened up for no more cost than the price of a few books.
47 Right is wrong [Article]
Boris Allan
If there is to be artificial intelligence, we surely need to know what "Intelligence" is in the case of humans- There are many theories about the nature of intelligence, and Che ways In which It might be measured, but much of the work carried out in this direction seems to be rather inconclusive.

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Article: Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 09 - 3-9 March 1983

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