8 BIT SOFTWARE
To: 999 (all members) From: L1M (Janny Looyenga) Subject: PRESS SPACE It's a good idea to use PRESS SPACE instead of PRESS BREAK. With PRESS BREAK I had always the feeling to leave the program but using PRESS SPACE it feels like part of the program. Besides that there are more possibilities to use PRESS SPACE now! See ISSUE 25 PRESS the SPACEbar by
From: 20G (Roy Dickens) Subject: The Xmas bumper issue. Thanks Chris for a smashing issue, the biggie as you called it. The history of the 8-BIT was very interesting. Also the LOTTERY program was very detailed and well presented. The change in the menu so that we use the space bar is a good idea. It seems more 'natural'. From: 20G (Roy Dickens) Subject: JUST A REFLECTION! It is a fact that over fifty different books have been published all about WINDOWS 95. (Maybe sixty by the time you read this!) Does this mean that it is very hard to use and you need these? Or.......Is it so simple that it is easy to write a book about it? By the way:- If you have seen W95 and thought it looked like ACORN's DESKTOP'windows'you are not alone. The TELEGRAPH (24th Aug) stated..... ......'most people can't explain what it (W95) is or does, and those who can regard it as inferior to what has been available for years from rivals such as APPLE and ACORN.' Now perhaps that is why they need so many books! From: 20G (Roy Dickens) Subject: Using Teletext MODE 7. Thanks to Brian Raw and Chris the 80's can be changed to 40's (3TO7) by a flick of a 4 key. I have a not-so-good monitor so the teletext mode suits me fine. Also I like the pretty colours and pictures but not too much flashing please, ta. Subject: Push the Bale solution. L1M put forward a handy program to show us that the bales can all be put in the right place after all. Carl W. has changed this (PtheB) and at least another of his programs to work on the ARCHY. They are in the PD. Subject: M25 prog. Jon Ripley had me fooled with this at first. I thought the April issue had arrived already. Subject: This young man JON RIPLEY May I thank JON(D5B) for all his contributions in the last issue. Programs, puzzles, offers to help and even a love story etc. With such a positive attitude you should go far. Here is a puzzle that you can solve for me JON. You state that there is a problem having a high IQ. I always thought that it was us with a low IQ who had problems. What is this problem? I am beginning to be thankfulthat my IQ is not high! Subject: Improving program presentation. Our Ed. said that constructive criticism is more welcome than praise. So I don't want any "If you can do better why don't you do it?" so there. So here we go. We have, over the years, had some very good programmes written by or put forward by members but lack that little extra finest. How about a nice first screen with your name (if you wish) and a little idea what it does. Also most important, instructions, and how to QUIT gracefully. Then the command 'press space' or 'press a key' to go into the main program. The program documentation section of the 8-BIT disc is very handy and helpful. Please continue to use it. But I and maybe others forget what keys to bash when we use the program. Oh dear, am I showing my dodgy IQ up again!