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Issue 2
May 1982

Nigel Clark
Consultant editor
Mike Johnston
Production editor
Harold Mayes
William Scolding
Advertisement director
Simon Horgan
Editorial director
John Sterlicchi
Advertisement manager
Les Morton
Editorial/production assistant
Margaret Hawkins
Managing director
Terry Cartwright
Richard Hease

Sinclair User is published monthly by ECC Publications Ltd. It is not in any way connected with Sinclair Research Ltd.

  • SINCLAIRVOYANCE The new Sinclair machine, the ZX-Spectrum, is expected any minute now. We peep at its facilities.

  • HARDWARE WORLD A whole batch of hardware goodies examined by our add-on expert.

  • SOFTWARE SCENE As more and more software floods on to the market we test a few programs for your delectation.

  • HELPLINE Andrew Hewson, the Marjorie Proops of the ZX world, answers more of your problems. This month he tackles numbers.

  • LETTERS Your letters have already started to roll in and we present a selection.

  • ADVENTURE GAMES Role-playing games are about to take off in a big way. Phil Garrett looks at part of what is on offer.

  • MEMORY MAP Exploration into the memory map can bring new joys from your ZX 81.

  • 16K RAM Sinclair's 16K RAM opened up a whole new world to users. Stephen Adams looks at its capabilities.

  • EIGHT PAGES OF PROGRAMS Let your fingers do the work. Key-in our great selections of programs. There is one there for ZX-80 owners.

  • TRIGGY QUESTIONS Have you ever wondered what SIN, COS and TAN on your keyboard do? We present a simple guide.

  • MACHINE CODE Moving on from Basic? Then this is the series of articles for which you have been waiting - machine code explained in simple English.

  • STARTING FROM SCRATCH If you have just bought your ZX-81, don't panic - read our guide to help you understand the system quickly.

  • INSIDE SINCLAIR Writer Lynd Church and photographer William Scolding take the high road, this time to Dundee, to find how the ZX-81 is manufactured.

  • BUSINESS Mike Salem continues his series explaining why the ZX-81 can be used to do some business applications.

  • COMPETITION Don't miss the chance to win a Sinclair printer in part two of our competition.

  • BOOKS Publishers and authors are still producing books galore on the Sinclair machine. We read another selection.

  • MIND GAMES This month Philip Joy gets to grips with noughts and crosses.

  • ADVERTISEMENT INDEX Due to popular demand, we have started to include an index to help you find the advertisements you specifically want.


The ZX-Spectrum analysed in depth
An in depth look at graphics software

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