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Issue 30 - Sept 29th to Oct 5th 1983
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Micropaedia
Everything you wanted to know about programming Part 1
REGULARS
Monitor 2
Report from premier Paris Show - page 2; Sinclair blames programming practices - page 3; and a full preview of this week's PCW show - pages 8 & 9.
PCN Charts 10
 
Random Access 13
Here's where you get yours . . . your chance to speak out, that is.
Routine Inquiries 14
Max Phillips to the rescue again in his tireless quest to aid bewildered micro users.
Microwaves 16
More of your own programming tips for the popular machines.
Back issues 55
Fill the holes in your PCN collection.
ProgramCards 56
Games for the Oric and ZX81. Owners of the former machine get the chance to play at Mozart, while Sinclair fans go hunting gold beneath the sea.
Clubnet 70
In search of fellow fans? You'll find hundreds here.
Databasics 74
Your complete guide to all of the current hardware.
Readout 69
Books for BBC owners, electronic enthusiasts and would-be robot-builders.
Billboard 82
Pick up a bargain in our micro marketplace.
Quit/Dateline 88
More of the industry's idiocies, plus forthcoming attractions around the world.
PCN SPECIALS
Spectrum up front 19
Kevin Ball offers some machine code routines to pep-up your program displays.
PCN PRO-TEST: SOFTWARE
IBM forecasts 24
Pete Fawcett adds up Ashton Tate's Financial Planner for the PC.
Home education 27
It's the industry's latest bandwagon - but what do the intended beneficiaries, the youngsters themselves, think about it?
PCN PRO-TEST: PERIPHERALS
Spectrum a la modem 30
Prism's VTX5000 modem opens up a new world for Sinclair owners. John Lettice delivers his verdict.
Extended Dragon 32
Brian Cadge continues his look at the Dragon disk package. This week it's the turn of the extended Basic.
PCN PRO-TEST: HARDWARE
Japan revisited 34
The Advanced Personal Computer is NEC's choice for its business micro comeback. Bryan Skinner asks: how advanced is it?
GAMEPLAY
Into the dungeons in the company of your Commodore 64. 48
Educational games for the informative BBC Micro. 52
Take flight in a Dragon and a BBC. 53
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