Acorn User - March 1989

EDITORIAL
 
There isn't any 16- or 32-bit micro that meets the needs of education quite as well as the BBC Master.  The various contenders, Arc, Nimbus, Amiga, Macintosh, ST and IBM PCs all have their strengths and weaknessess and they have all been tested by the National Council for Educational Technology.  The NCET have concluded that emulator software allowing each micro to run existing BBC Micro educational software isn't the right approach - yet last year teh DES told manufacturers that an emulator was vital.  Most manufacturers have spent vast sums of money developing emulators. Is the DES holding up the report because its embarrassed?
 
NEWS
 
Half price Unix
DES sits on NCET report, BBC puts application first
 
Comms Column
Customer Hotline
Education News
Preview
Pro-Artisan from Clares, an interactive video from Virgin, Labelwriter from Wight Scientific and a KX119 monochrome monitor from Taxan
 
Noticeboard
Reader Service
Blunderbox
 
FEATURES
 
Jukebox tutors
Easier program writing with sideways RAM.  Also an example from Wordwise Plus 
 
Wordwise minus
The programming language of Wordwise Plus
 
Best of Life
 
The Full Account
The business software market
 
The Name of the Rose
A beautiful Spirograph-like program from Steve MacGuire
 
REVIEWS
 
Games Page
 
Games Reviews
Superior's A Question of Sport and for the Archimedes Repton 3 from Superior Software and Pacmania from Grandslam
 
Designer Castles
Data design's latest software for education
 
Numbering up
Two packages useful for teaching maths - Numerator from Logotron and Geometrix
 
Getting it wet
Running a water authority
 
Out of the Shadow
Aco Computing's Archimedes solid modeller Euclid and how it's helping to build a humaoid robot
 
Good Connections
The Amstrad SM2400 modem - Dr Christopher Dobbing found it difficult to get started
 
File through
Advanced File Manager from pres
 
EDUCATION
 
News
NCET Report witheld
 
Designer Castles
Data Design's software is a good introduction to school history and a resource for CDT teaching.
 
REGULARS
 
Hints & Tips
A Cut and Paste ROM and some tips for Master 512 users
 
Arc Agora
how you can archive your hard discs and a module for finding path-names
 
 


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