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Acorn User - August 1984



NEW USERS
 
First Byte
Confused by the keyboard?
Bamboozled by listings?
Turned off by envelopes?
 
Hints & Tips
Adding a secon disc drive
Using Wordwise with Epson printers
Changing colours using the cursor
Avoiding memory problems when running tape programs on disc machines
 
Letters
Second processors and ROMs
GOSUBS versus procedures
Bugs in July's Inspect program
Serial printers and the Atom
Electrons in Australia
6502 op codes and high score for games
 
Dear kitty
What do people actually do with computers?
Are computers a passing fad?
Do users know what they're taling about?
 
BUSINESS
 
Plan for business
Acorn's Z80 second processor
A spreadsheet for financial calculations
Wordprocessor
Card index database
 
EDUCATION
 
Teaching toddlers
 
Zoo-time for micros
 
ATOM
 
Atom Forum
Teletext displays
Op codes
Disc drives
Wordpack on the Epson
 
Avoiding errors
 
REVIEWS
 
Books
Hardware guide from Wise Owl
BBC in education by Eric Deeson
Assembly language by John ferguson and Tony Shaw
Databases in schools by Derrick Daines
 
Educational software
Slick from BP Educational software
Examiner from Acornsoft
 
Micronet software
 
Picture makers
Three drawing and painting packages from Acornsoft, Beebsoft and Goldstar are compared
 
Games
Stock Car from Micropower
Airline from CES
Hopper from Acornsoft
Frenzy from Micropower
 
Versatile interface
MCP Microdevelopment's Interbeeb
 
Torch Unicomm
Modem and software for BBC machines with the Torch Z80 second processor
 
REGULARS
 
News
The Times set to launch schools database
BBC Micros in india
 
Beeb Forum
6502 second processor
 
How it works
Software Top 20
 
Acorn Abuser's Diary
 
IN THIS ISSUE
 
MICROTOTS
 
I  Teaching toddlers
Keyboard overlays to enable young children to use micros with the aid of their parents
 
II Zoo time
Build a simple activity board which uses a moving figure to trigger messages on your BBC Micro
 
Downloading the weather
 
Reader's pictures
Malcom Banthorpe's Coke can
3 picture-drawing programs reviewed
 
 



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Acorn User - August 1984

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