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Issue 33 - October 20th to 26th 1983
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Micropaedia
Design, debugging and program structure in our teach yourself programming course
REGULARS
Monitor 2
Dutch company saves Nebrain - page 2; Prices tumble as Christmas nears - page 3; Dysan pitches into micro-floppy battle - page 4; BBC sets its schedules - page 5; Oric stars at Cannes - page 6 and LSI launches the Octupus - page 9.
PCN Charts 10
 
Random Access 12
Your letters . . . with £10 for the best.
Routine Inquiries 15
Help at hand whatever your problem.
Microwaves 16
 
ProgramCards 58
A key utility for the Lynx, Bees Away continued, plus French tests on the Apple.
Readout 71
PCN looks at the new books.
Clubnet 72
The new bumper look at the club scene in Britain with all the clubs and user groups. There's one near you.
Billboard 80
Two pages of bargains. The best place for buying and selling.
Quit/Dateline 88
 
PCN PRO-TEST:
PERIPHERALS
Plug-in Spectrum 18
Hard on the heels of the Microdrives comes from Sinclair's Interface 2 for games cartridges and joysticks. Ian Scales runs the test.
BBC disk driving 23
Bill Davies checks out the Watford DFS and compares it with Acorn's own.
PCN SPECIALS
Orical revelations 31
Gary Williams takes you into unmapped territory, revealing new aspects of the Oric's operating system.
PCN PRO-TEST:
SOFTWARE
Friday's coming 41
Friday! is Ashton-Tate's new data management package for a wide range of micros. Chris Bidmead checks out this son of dBase II.
Worthy Wordsworth 47
Susan Curran tests an alternative to the BBC Micro's ROM-based word processors. This one comes on disk or cassette.
Write on Atari 49
Atariwriter is yet another word processor for the 400/800 micros. Geof Wheelwright says this could be the only one you'll want.
PCN PRO-TEST:
HARDWARE
CP/M perfection? 35
Max Phillips, in pursuit of the perfect CP/M machine, dissects the Cortex from CW/P.
GAMEPLAY
Dragon deeds. We round up a batch of the latest games. 50
The sporting life with pool on the Commodore 64 and cricket on the Spectrum. 53
The third dimension on the BBC and Sinclair. 56
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