EDITOR........Sorry about putting this
in here George, but as I am trying to
reduce my keyboard time, this one was
easiest to put in here.
From: D5U (George Reynolds)
1.ITEMS FOR SALE
I have a large amount of software for
Mainly BBC & ELECTRON but also some
DRAGON 32 tapes and some COMMODORE
Please send a LARGE SAE
to the address below
1. CHEAP MODEM
2. CHEAP TELEX MACHINE
3. CHEAP PC CDS
4. MORE BBC SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE
In Issue 50 I saw a message from a man
who wrote in The Micro User, Acorn
Computing, "and now AS".
He was Roy Dickens (20G).
Are The Micro User and Acorn Computing
If so where can I get them from and
where can I get AS from?
I presume these mags still cover the
BBC and have a cover disk?
Is AS new?
Somebody please tell me!
41 LONDON ROAD
A BBC EMULATOR
A DOUBLE DENSITY DISK FILING SYSTEM
THAT I CAN INSTALL OVER ACORN DFS
1.2 AND SUPPORTS DFS 2.2J DOUBLE
DENSITY DISKETTES-IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING
WHICH MIGHT WORK,PLEASE PHONE ME!
From: 20G (Roy Dickens)
Subject: Netstation to hit UK
next year. (Teletext 2 OCT)
Teletext inform us that.....
The first network computer system
from ACORN, NETSTATION is set to go on
sale in January and will cost 349.99
The Internet connection is via
ACORN's NETCHANNEL who will be using
BT as the backbone provider.
Herman Hauser, founder of NETSTATION
and computer industry guru said: "This
is the most exciting opportunity since
the introduction of the BBC MICRO. Our
standard is endorsed by fifty
I have a change of address.
While at University (doing Electronics)
University of York,
This applies from 9th Oct to 13th Dec
Outside these dates mail will be left
rotting in my pigeon hole! Write to
6 Bollinbrook road,
Don't worry if you've just got back
from the letter box and posted it
to my normal address. My parents still
live there and pass on any mail on a
8BS mail me on D6G
From: D8J (John Robson)
Subject: Quick turn around
I ordered a few discs off of Chris
2J3. I sent my order off on a Wed. and
I got it back on the Sat. of the same
week and not damaged in any way.
I might add it was first class anyway.
Thanks a lot Chris for being so prompt,
and thanks to Postman Pat.
From: D8J (John Robson)
Subject: A moving experience
Why RED? Stress levels get very high
when moving house. Recently we moved
from Lydd in Kent back to my home town
of Leigh-on-Sea in Essex.
We had been trying to move anywhere
in the country for 3½ yrs. People
coming to view and people wanting to
buy- several people started to buy then
could not raise the deposit. This
happened 4 times then we cracked it,
hooray we cried Ha Ha,(this being our
11th move in 38 years) the last move
being 10yrs ago,how little we knew that
things had changed so much.
We had the usual people come round to
inspect; building society chap then
the woodworm people,Estate agent not
keeping us informed of what was going
on. Anyway at long last arrangements
were made to move, removal people came
round and gave us a very good quote we
accepted. They said boxes as required.
We started packing and packing AND
packing- we had one room full of packed
boxes.Then more stress- was the removal
van going to be big enough? We phoned
them three times; they said each time
that the van would be big
enough. Stress was going higher and
higher. The morning came- we waited
outside the cottage and being a narrow
road,we saw the removal van turn into
the road. The driver and two chaps. The
two chaps had to guide the van down
the road. It was GI NORMONUS, had never
seen one like, it was BIG. It all went
in OK and many helpers at the other
end. BUT WE ARE STILL SUFFERING FROM
ALL THE STRESS OF 3½yrs.
If you want to move then see your
doctor first, or the local offy and
get plenty of alchy in to calm the
nerves you're sure going to need it. Of
course I got my priorities right first
time- got two of my computers unpacked
and running, first things first, and a
week later the IBM 286 was unpacked
and running in the loft,so I get the
ladders out and go up there. The loft
is very clean, sit on a few boxes and
away we go.
From: D8J (John Robson)
Thanks to K6X for his wonderful report
for the 8BS weekend get together of
which I did not attend (I was
stripping 1954 wallpaper off the
walls). How big was the fridge? It
would have been cheaper to buy it by
the barrel! Anyway, glad that everyone
had a good weekend. Good job that Chris
was not working though, I don't think
his bosses would have liked him going
via London to get to Newcastle
especially if it were a 999 in the
From: K2F (John Davis)
In case you were wondering, 2^1000 is:
Not a lot of people know that.
Also, coming soon to this theatre, by
popular request, the racy, glamorous
thriller 2^8192, and then the exciting
wide-screen epic 3^5000.
Book your seats now.