To: 999 (all members) From: E4N (Rik Page) Subject: Computer Poem I'm a middle aged commuter Who has bought a home computer And has seen his lifestyle turned upon his head; For since starting on this caper, I've not seen a daily paper, Solved a crossword puzzle, or read a book in bed. I've no longer walked the spaniel- No! I read my BASIC manual, If my son can understand it so can I. Though my program isn't working It is not because I'm shirking It's because thus far I haven't found out why. I've the LET instruction mastered But ON/GOTO has me plastered, IF and THEN I only fight with if I must; I find integers confusing, Nested GOSUBs quite bemusing, While FOR/NEXT loops leave me totally non-plussed. My son treats me with charity, He says that perfect clarity Is difficult for withered brains to find. I'll ignore his tittle-tattle! I will not forsake the battle! For good, or ill,I've BASIC on my mind! How many of us can relate to this
little poem I found whilst flicking
through some computer related material
I bought at a boot-sale?
To: 999 (all members) From: E4N (Rik Page) Subject: Hello As a new member I would just like to
say *** HELLO *** to all members of 8BS.
I am newish to computers as well and hope you enjoy the little poem I have sent in which should be somewhere else in this issue.
I look forward to exchanging messages
with all of you in the future.
BYE FOR NOW.
To: 999 (all members) From: D2N (Vic Horgan) Subject: THANKS To Chris and his family for the Christmas Card and the delightful Christmas Disc.The 'Goodies' on it were lovely - especially the Carols and the Santa Bell Ringers. Cheered me up no end. A Happy New Year. To: 999 (all members) From: E3M (Steve Allsopp) Subject: *** Thanks *** Thanks to all those members who answered my ad for the software I've been looking for...John Halliwell.. Richard Tinkel and Chris Robbins (who must the patience of a saint where I'm concerned) Thank you all. To: 999 (all members) From: 4WL (Martin Wilson) Subject: Favourite Games Mart's All-time Favourite BBC and Archimedes and Electron games.
1. Elite Master version
2. Elite Tube version (too fast on a
3. Elite original disc version
4. Elite tape version
*In case you hadn't noticed I like
5. Space Pilot
6. Mined Out
7. Strykers Run
10. Barbarian 2
1. Doom (theres so many wads to play)
2. Starfighter 3000
3. Stunt Racer 2000
6. Chocks Away Extra Missions
7. Chocks Away
8. Spheres of Chaos (Best Asteroids
9. Bomberman-GB on the Gameboy
10. SuperMarioland2 on the Gameboy
4. Crazee Rider
Worst ever game on the Electron must
be Commando. It was so unbelievably
slow. It was unplayably slow on the
Beeb so you can imagine what the
results were like on the Electron. I'm
sure Spectrum and C64 owners would
have laughed themselves silly after