Personal Computer World - November 1978

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International Chess
PCW Computer Chess Championship - Commodore Pet, Apple II, F8, Z80A, 6800
The Micro Muse
Interfacing a Pet to an XY Plotter
Vol 1, No 7

Publication Date : November 1978

Publication Contents :

Page Item
5 Editorial - Small Business [Article]
An area in which the small computer will have a great impact is the small business. From our very first issue we recognised this and floated the idea of CASBA - the Computer Association for Small Business Applications. And at our Show, finally enough people put their names down for CASBA to come into being.
13 The Micro Muse - "Shall I compare thee to a digital display..." [Article]
Eric Finlay
Computer poetry is a development of literacy specific to the second half of the present century. The evolution of the microprocessor has put a powerful new technology into the hands and minds of thoughtful and creative people. It is apparent that the conditions now exist for a renaissance of creative writing along these lines.
15 PCW microcomputer chess championship [Article]
David Levy
As part of the PCW show at the West Centre Hotel in London, it was decided to organize the first microprocessor chess tournament to be held in Europe. Only one other event of its kind had ever taken place; that was in California earlier this year.
19 An agile algorithm - Square root by addition - for use with the MIKBUG (6800) [Type-In Listing]
R. E. L. Ferguson
A simple program for your micro which requires only addition for its operation.
21 Prime numbers competition [Article]
Sheridan Williams
The July edition of PCW included an article entitled "Faster, More Efficient Programs". At the end of that article was a competition, which was as follows: Write two programs to fill the array A(1) to A(100) with the first 100 prime numbers; the first program is to work the fastest and the second is to contain the fewest number of statements.
31 Using a small computer [Article]
P. M. Steele
This article describes a search for a better solution to a problem common to many professional organisations ,technical publications and smaller companies. These bodies need to keep up-to-date records of subscribers, members or customers who need servicing periodically and/or invoicing.
33 How to control your Basic functions [Article]
Christopher Smith
Basic can be infuriating: not so much that it is too simple a language but because of the simplicity of the input and output commands, which results in inflexibility.
35 How to enter computer programming [Article]
George Penney
A substantial number of employers labour under the delusion that none but graduates can be expected to become successful programmers.

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