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Issue 32 - October 13th to 19th 1983
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Micropaedia
Design, debugging and program structure in our teach yourself programming course
REGULARS
Monitor 2
Apple rides out a storm, page 2; Oric prepares to be taken over, page 3; bigger Lynxes on the way, page 4; Digital Research's Gary Kildall speaks to PCN, page 5; Shugart goes optical, page 6; From France with chic, page 9.
PCN Charts 10
Who's the tops this week.
Random Access 12
Your letters - and money in store for the best.
Routine Inquiries 15
Where we solve your problems . . .
Microwaves 16
. . . and you solve your own.
Readout 17
Adventures, Basic and machine code in the new books.
Back issues 52
Complete your collection here.
Clubnet 57
The BBC specialists at the Computer Users' Club.
ProgramCards 64
An attack of the killer bees on the BBC and the last notes of Oric Composer.
Billboard 74
The place for computer bargains.
Databasics 75
The best of the software this week.
Quit/Dateline 88
 
PCN PRO-TEST:
HARDWARE
Mattel gets serious 18
They call it the intelligent television but just how smart is it? Richard King on the micro upgrade for the Intellivision.
PCN SPECIALS
Inside the Genie 24
Keith Hook helps you get the most from your Colour Genie by opening up the operating system.
PCN PRO-TEST:
SOFTWARE
Animated Acorn 27
Sprite graphics are much more vaunted features on some new machines. Simon Williams tests a new software package that puts these lively beasts in your BBC Micro.
Apple types 31
Richard King touches up his typing with more than a little help from his Apple and a new tutor program.
High speed Spectrum 32
If you want the ease of Basic programming and the speed of machine code, a compiler could be the answer. Ted Ball looks at MCoder.
PCN PRO-TEST:
PERIPHERALS
Burned chips 36
Dynamic duo Richard King and his trusty Apple again - this time burning EPROMs.
Putting it on the line 41
If you have the urge to communicate, micro-wise, Ian Scales has some of the answers in this overview of telecommunication.
GAMEPLAY
Frogs in space? With your Dragon anything is possible. 48
All things Atari. A round-up of the latest recreations. 50
Spectrum millionaires - will your pools numbers come up? 53
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