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Issue 35 - November 3rd to 9th 1983
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Micropaedia
Design, debugging and program structure in our teach yourself programming course
REGULARS
Monitor 2
Industry claims more casualties - page 2; PCN gets its hands on Coleco's Adam - page 3; Husky turns hunter - page 4; Casio blooms at Amsterdam show - page 5; UK leads in home computer use - page 6; Meet the new Newbrain masters - page 9.
PCN Charts 10
 
Random Access 13
Readers' letters, with a crisp tenner for the best.
Routine Inquiries 14
Whatever your machine, whatever your problem, we can probably help.
Microwaves 16
Your tips cover Atari and Colour Genie displays, sound on Oric and Dragon, and a couple of Commodore utilities.
Binders offer 44
Keep your collection in mint condition.
Readout 57
New books for 64, Apple and BBC owners.
ProgramCards 53
Two educational programs for the ZX81 and Oric.
Back Issues 73
If you like the look of this issue just see what you missed.
Databasics 74
Buyer's guide to peripherals.
Quit/Dateline 88
Who won £20 for making us laugh? We name the name.
PCN PRO-TEST:
HARDWARE
Carry out Kaypro 18
Portability and hard disk storage in an executive-style box. Kaypro makes its bid to mop up after the demise of Osborne . . . David Guest picks up the story.
PCN SPECIALS
Hot CoCo 25
Make more of graphics on the Tandy Color Computer, thanks to Harold Gibson's techniques with low resolution and the Print @ statement.
BBC Special FX 30
Paul Giblett's guide to the BBC operating system via a complete dictionary of *FX commands.
PCN PRO-TEST:
SOFTWARE
Spectrum edited 33
Not an abridged micro but a package called Mentor designed to ease Basic programming on Sinclair's best-seller. Ted Ball undertakes the course of study.
Sinclair takes stock 37
Keep track of the comings and goings with this off-the-shelf program for the Spectrum. Bill Quentin reports.
BBC schools programs 38
Colin Cohen checks out a range of educational entertainment.
PCN PRO-TEST:
PERIPHERALS
A little brother 41
Take a portable typewriter, add a RAM store and give it the facility to hook up to a micro and what have you got?
Ace in print 46
John Lettice, still in the printing department, investigates a Centronics interface for the Jupiter Ace and the Spectrum.
GAMEPLAY
Valhalla brings out the Viking in Spectrum owners. 48
PCN brings together a batch of the latest Commodore 64 games. 50
Cube roots on Atari and 64 with Slinky and Hexpert. 56
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