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Issue 3
June 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 We consider the effects the new ZX Spectrum could have on the add-on market for the ZX-81.

  • SOFTWARE SCENE We look once more at the growing library of programs.

  • HARDWARE WORLD Stephen Adams assesses the latest add-ons to reach the market.

  • LETTERS We print another selection of your letters from our growing postbag.

  • NEWS Two winners of the Prestel adaptor competition, Sinclair Research year-end results, and more.

  • SPECTRUM REVIEW An in-depth assessment of the capabilities of the Sinclair Research addition to its range of computers.

  • MOTHER'S LAMENT Nicole Segre tells how her son's new ZX-81 changed life for her family.

  • ADVENTURE GAMES Phil Garrett continues to battle his way through catacombs, Inca temples and nasty mountains.

  • GRAPHICS Illustrations can help to retain people's attention and add to their enjoyment. We look at some of the systems on offer.

  • COMPETITION WINNER We profile the winner of our first competition, a teacher from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

  • PROGRAMS Another eight pages of programs for you to try.

  • BOOKS We look at some more of the many books which have been published to help people to understand how to use their Sinclair machines and what they can do.

  • INSIDE SINCLAIR We interview Nigel Searle, the recently-appointed head of the computer division of Sinclair Research and discover his plans for the company expansion.

  • MACHINE CODE The second in our series telling you how you can learn to use machine code to increase the enjoyment of using the ZX-81.

  • MIND GAMES Philip Joy looks at the simple game of Nim and ways of making it more interesting.

  • EXP AND LN Ian Stewart makes another trip into the unexplored regions of the ZX-81 keyboard.

  • HELPLINE Andrew Hewson with tips and hints on how to make better use of your Sinclair computer.

  • SINCLAIR USER CLUB We start a new club for readers of Sinclair User with many special benefits.

  • COMPETITION We have a special competition this month and offer a ZX Spectrum and printer as the prize.

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


We take the ZX Spectrum apart
An assessment of the new range of Spectrum software

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Sinclair User
ISSN No. 0262-5458

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Issue 2 - Mind Games Main Contents Sinclairvoyance