Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 11 - 17-23 March 1983

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Publication Date : 17th March 1983 to 23rd March 1983

Publication Contents :

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5 Oric doubt [News Item]
Few 16K machines are being manufactured at present. Some mail-order customers, who have ordered the 16K version, have been sent 48K models.
5 Psion sells 1 m tapes In software boom [News Item]
PSION, the ZX81 and Spec trum software house, has reached record-breaking heights with the sale of its millionth cassette.
5 Timex investigation [News Item]
PRIME Minister Margaret Thatcher has leant her weight behind an investigation of Timex's plans to axe 1900 jobs in Dundee.
5 Corby site chosen as Commodore base [News Item]
COMMODORE has selected Corby as its UK manufactur ing base.
7 Royal complaints [Article]
M G. Moscoff
Tim Langdell's letter (Popular Computing Weekly, March 3-9) was very thoughtprovoking! None of the many companies selling compilers for main-frame (and mini) computers charge royalties on programs produced using their compilers.
8 The Kingdom of Codriek [Advert]
Anatural continuation of playing compu ter adventure games Is to play a simulation of running your own country. King Cedrick runs in 3.5K and sets several of tfie problems of living in an agrarian warlike society. You take the role of King Cedrick and begin your rule in the year 1135. Your kingdom contains 433 loyal people at the start of the game.
11 Softly, softly [Article]
David Kelly
SoftSync is one of only several companies in America independently producing and marketing software for the Timex/Sinclair machines — material referred to in the US as third-party software.
12 Football addict [Article]
John Scriven
Late one warm evening in 1978, i was .tidying-up after completing a project that had already used up too much of my time. The screen of the VDU cast a pale orange glow round the darkened room. I leaned back in the chair and glanced at my watch: 10.30 — time enough to pour myself a well-earned beer and check through the file catalogue.
27 Not as easy as it looks! [Article]
Tony Bridge
Adventure on microcomputers Is gener ally represented by one of two types of program. Tliere is, first of all, tfie text adventure. Ttiis will consist of a screen of text whicfi usually scrolls up as you input your commands to ttie computer. Ttiere are several ways in which authors present this kind of program, and we will examine some of them in the weeks ahead.
29 Scotched! [Article]
Calvin Woodings
You are a Trading Standards officer and have to investigate a complaint that an off-licence is selling incompletely filled bottles of Scotch. You buy ten bottles and measure their contents very carefully.
43 Cracking eggs with siedgehammers [Article]
You have probably heard of the "Liar Paradox" (see Eugene P Northrop, Riddles in Mathema tics, Penguin Books, for an admirable discus sion—especially the chapter on "Paradoxes in Logic").

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Article: Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 11 - 17-23 March 1983

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