Acorn User - October 1984

NEW USERS
 
First Byte
Keyboard capers
Start making music and other noises on your Electron
 
Fly Killer
Tessie Revivi's asterisk, design and move your own screen characters with deadly accuracy
 
Hints & Tips
Printing with daisywheel and dot matrix connected at the same time
Outmoded operating systems
A scrolling text window
Off-the-shelf procedures
ENVELOPE statement
 
Letters
6502 secon processor
Professional typesetting from wordprocessors
High scoring hit men 
 
Dear kitty
What's the difference between ROMs and EPROMS?
 
FEATURES
 
Trailblazers
Chandra Wickramasinghe explains how his micro helped him advance a startling theory of life in space
 
Chipping in
By programming the Beeb's 8271 floppy disc controller chip you can increase your data-handling power
 
All sorts
 
Self-diagnosis
 
EDUCATION
 
Primary scream
 
Modules by Microtext
Acornsoft's Microtext authoring system
 
ATOM
 
Wordprint
A wordprocessor that makes full use of all script facilities
 
COMMUNICATIONS
 
Bulletin boards
 
REVIEWS
 
Toolkit trials
Basic utility ROMs
 
Elite squad
Elite is Acornsoft's secret new space game
 
Games
Blagger and Bugblaster from Alligata
Horse race, pool, Corporate Climber and Lemming Syndrome from Dynabyte
Screenplay's Chickaroo
First byte's Star Trader
DACC's Super 7 compendium
Trench by Virgin
one to nine by Acornsoft
A Maze in Space by Opus
 
Hardware
Sideways ROM sockets by Viglen
NMC give convenient and cheap expansion on the Beeb
 
Utilities
Bearsoft's editor ROM
Watford's Buffer and Backup ROM
Ampersand's Colour Module
 
REGULARS
 
News
Acorn's ABC - the specs, the facts
The Electron Plus 3 with 3in disc drive
Instant program-entry with the MEPs bar-code reader
Software on cable TV
 
Beeb Forum
NFS update security for data files
testing the RS423
 
Software Top 20
 
Acorn Abuser's Diary
Curried eggs and cabbages
 
IN THIS ISSUE
 
Origins of Life
Chandra Wickramasinghe explains how he and Sir Fred hoyle are using the humble BBC Micro to help them research the origins of life on Earth and back up their theories on microbes coming from space
 
Acornsoft's microtext
The National Physical Laboratory developed this language to help people who were new to programming write training and educational software
 
EXCLUSIVE
 
Acorn's new computers
ABC is the name for the company's new range of business machines
 


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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH3983. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
 

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