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Issue 88 - November 24th 1984
COVER STORY
Every desk could have one 18
ICL's One Per Desk with its QL engine-room makes the headlines again in this exclusive preview. Will the alliance of ICL and Sinclair give you the best of both worlds or the combined shortcomings of each? Find out first in PCN.
OUTPUT
BBC Studio Editor 12
A professional approach to data entry programming.
Spectrum last word 16
With a Microdrive, Tasword II and these utilities, the word's your oyster.
Amstrad at speed 21
This utility to speed up your programming is small but powerful.
BBC by numbers 23
Selective renumbering adds that touch of gloss to your BBC programs.
QL kaleidoscope 26
Weaving patterns on your QL won't strain your eyes.
Commodore in space 28
It's kill or be killed in Star Drop for the 64.
HARDWARE
BBC revisited 32
Three years old and going strong, the BBC micro is well worth a close look.
PERIPHERALS
Compunet à la modem 39
The world of Commodore's Compunet revealed through a modem.
Sparkling Corona 43
Fastext 80 comes in at the foot of Smith Corona's printer range, and gives a fair account of itself.
SOFTWARE
Gameplay 48
We rate the latest for the Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amstrad.
Extended BBasic 55
Check out Basic Extensions for the BBC micro if your BBC Basic is growing tired.
QL monitored 56
Kat Software's QL Monitor comes under the microscope.
REGULARS
Monitor
Ugly duckling Electron turns into a swan, this page; COMPEC report, page 2; legal eagles take wing in America, page 3; One Per Desk assessed, page 4; Homefront, page 5.
PCN Charts 5
Ups and downs of the micro week.
Random Access 7
Routine Enquiries 9
Microwaves 10
Readers' hints in happier programming.
Dungeon 31
Dunstable comes to Borehamwood in our look at Macbeth.
Software Pre-View 46
Readout 58
Billboard 59
Quit/datelines 64
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