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Issue 14 - June 10th to June 15th 1983
Micropaedia
Spectrum: Part 1
In the first of this three-part series: how it works, an annotated anatomy; Spctrum's Basic; and the men behind the machine.
REGULARS
Monitor 2
Acorn plans BBC extras - others come up with them, page 2; all change at Tandy, page 3; Atari feels the pinch, page 4; all's Fair in Slough and London - reports from the Apple and ZX Shows, page 5.
Random Access 13
 
Routine Inquiries 16
Max Phillips answers your hard and soft questions
Microwaves 18
Inspirations on the Oric, Tandy, ZX81, Lynx and Dragon
Gameplay  
Spectrum 48
Mayhem in the nursery with Ah Diddums
Commodore/Spectrum 51
A run for your money in a pair of Monopoly-type games
Dragon 52
Breathe life into your machine with this bundle
Readout 54
Spectrum programs, Sinclair Basic, computer maths and interfacing projects - all under review
ProgramCards  
Atari 57
Time Bomb ticks on . . .
BBC Model B 63
Round 'em up in Sheep Drive
Clubnet 69
PCN meets the Chiltern club
Databasics 73
Your eight-page guide to buying software
Billboard 81
 
Quit/Datelines 88
 
PCN SPECIALS
NewBrain Basic: Part 1 19
David Janda remedies the undeserved neglect of this machine with a two-part series.
Sirius Designing 20
From John Dee, a graphics editor program called Grafic, to be used on the Sirius 1 in conjunction with the Graphics Tool Kit and Grafix kernal.
PCN PRO-TEST: SOFTWARE
Modula-2 25
Niklaus Wirth has combined his two languages Pascal and Modula into a new one called Modula-2. Ted Ball is impressed with the first micro implementation.
Oric-Base 30
A package that makes a filing clerk of your Oric for less than £13 is interviwed by David Janda.
PCN PRO-TEST: PERIPHERALS
Spectrum Printing / Joystick Control 32
A Centronics parallel interface that allows a printer link-up for the Spectrum; and a true two-dimensional movement with Flight Link's joystick J6.
BBC Speech Synthesiser 35
The Beeb strikes a blow for the Queen's English with a chip that encodes the silken tones of Kenneth Kendall. Trevor Jones reports.
PCN PRO-TEST: HARDWARE
Apple Acceleration 38
The plug-in Accelerator II board from Saturn Systems puts a turbo-charge into Apple processing. Richard King powers up . . .
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