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SU 5 Cover Summer Special

Issue 5
August 1982

Nigel Clark
Consultant editor
Mike Johnston
Production editor
Harold Mayes MBE
William Scolding
Editorial director
John Sterlicchi
Advertisement director
Simon Horgan
Advertisement manager
John Ross
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 look at how micros can boost the enjoyment of holidays in the future.

  • HOLIDAY PROBLEMS Do ZX-81s become lonely when left behind at holiday time? Nicole Segre considers the difficulties light-heartedly.

  • MATHS GAMES Ian Stewart looks at ways of relaxing with numbers.

  • COMPUTER CAMP We profile Beaumont Computer Camps, where children can learn about new technology in the Lake District.

  • SOFTWARE SCENE We concentrate on ways of using your ZX-81 to occupy the hours of poor summer weather.

  • NEWS The Spectrum begins to roll; a disastrous Microfair in Manchester; ZX-81 sales boost in the U.S.; and much more.

  • YOUR LETTERS You tell us what you think about the world of Sinclair computers.

  • COMPACTER ROUTINES George Todorovic considers the problems of data code compression on the ZX-81 by changing the character codes.

  • STARTING FROM SCRATCH Our regular feature on how to begin using your ZX-81.

  • TOOLKIT ROUTINES In his second article, Phil Garrett looks at more aids for programming.

  • PROGRAM PRINTOUT Another eight pages of great programs from our readers.

  • ZX-99 Stephen Adams reviews this major piece of hardware from Data-Assette.

  • HARDWARE WORLD Our regular look at what is new in the peripherals market.

  • MIND GAMES Philip Joy and more of the games which test your mind.

  • HELPLINE Andrew Hewson answers your problems this month about the display file on the ZX-81.

  • MOVIES Jack Knight describes easy ways in which to include moving graphics into your programs.

  • INSIDE SINCLAIR Claudia Cooke interviews Rick Dickinson, the award-winning designer of the ZX-81 and the Spectrum.

  • COMPETITION Cricket is the theme for this month's contest for the last of our printers.

  • SINCLAIR USER CLUB We speak to the first club member and there are three special offers for members of our ever-growing user club.

  • SPECIAL OFFER ZX-81 kits for £29.95 plus postage and packaging - A saving of £20.

  • ADVERTISEMENT INDEX Your guide to the many items advertised in the pages of Sinclair User.


Special Education Edition - We look at the uses for Sinclair machines and the growing amount of software available.

If you would like to contribute to Sinclair User, please send typed (or beautifully hand-written) articles or programs to -
Sinclair User
ECC Publications,

We will pay £10 for each program printed and £50 for each article which should be approximately 1,000 words long.

© Copyright 1982
Sinclair User
ISSN No. 0262-5458

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Printed by
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Distributed by
Spotlight Magazine Distribution Ltd.

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