Acorn User - March 1989

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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?
Half price Unix
DES sits on NCET report, BBC puts application first
Comms Column
Customer Hotline
Education News
Pro-Artisan from Clares, an interactive video from Virgin, Labelwriter from Wight Scientific and a KX119 monochrome monitor from Taxan
Reader Service
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
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
NCET Report witheld
Designer Castles
Data Design's software is a good introduction to school history and a resource for CDT teaching.
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

Publication Date : 27th May 2009

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH4634. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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