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Issue 14
May 1983

Nigel Clark
Consultant editor
Mike Johnston
Production editor
Harold Mayes MBE
Staff writer
John Gilbert
William Scolding
Editorial director
John Sterlicchi
Advertisement manager
John Ross
Sales executive
Annette Burrows
Editorial/production assistant
Margaret Hawkins
Managing director
Terry Cartwright
Richard Hease

Sinclair User is published monthly by ECC Publications Ltd.

  • SINCLAIRVOYANCE We examine the Sinclair Research record on making premature announcements.

  • SINCLAIR USER CLUB The offers include the amazing digital tracer from RD Laboratories to help our members benefit from the club.

  • NEWS The launch of the Microdrive is still uncertain; Clive Sinclair becomes Young Businessman of the Year; upgraded ZX-81 is planned for the United States.

  • LETTERS More of your comments about the market for Sinclair computers.

  • HARDWARE WORLD Stephen Adams assesses the latest add-ons, including a Spectrum printer interface and a keyboard.

  • SOFTWARE SCENE More new tapes are becoming available for the ZX-81 which we include in a special section.

  • LANGUAGES John Gilbert looks at alternative ways of speaking with your machines.

  • SINCLAIR SPEECH At a recent dinner at the London Business School, Clive Sinclair gave his views of the state of British industry. We publish a report.

  • GRAPHICS One of the limitations of the ZX-81 has been the graphics. Stephen Adams reviews the graphics ROM from dK'tronics.

  • PROGRAM PRINTOUT This month we have 14 pages of interesting programs for you to enter.

  • USER OF THE MONTH Our second interview with interesting users features someone who discovered how to send programs over the CB airwaves.

  • INSIDE SINCLAIR A picture feature on the specially-designed offices into which Sinclair Research has moved recently in Cambridge.

  • ORIC We assess one of the likely rivals for the Spectrum in the coming year.

  • PROGRAMMING John Gilbert completes his series on how to program with error-trapping techniques and a look back at the previous instalments.

  • BOOKS Machine code dominates the publishers' lists this month.

  • STARTING FROM SCRATCH Our regular feature to help you make a good start with your machine.

  • SINCLAIR SIMON Simon visits the new offices of Sinclair Research.

  • HELPLINE This important section from our expert Andrew Hewson has been expanded to three pages.

  • MIND GAMES Quentin Heath returns to Middle Earth following the reaction to his first article on The Hobbit.


Stephen Adams reviews the Basicare modules for the ZX-81 and we assess the growing numbers of information filing systems.

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Sinclair User
ISSN No. 0262-5458

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Issue 13 - Mind Games Main Contents Sinclairvoyance