Issue 19 - Mind Games Main Contents Sinclairvoyance

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Issue 20
November 1983

Managing editor
Nigel Clark
Deputy editor
Nicole Segre
Consultant editor
Mike Johnston
Managing production editor
Harold Mayes MBE
Software editor
John Gilbert
Program reviewer
Rebecca Ferguson
Brian King
Group advertisement manager
John Ross
Sales executive
Annette Burrows
Production assistant
Dezi Epaminondou
Managing director
Terry Cartwright
Richard Hease

Sinclair User is published monthly by ECC Publications Ltd.

  • SINCLAIRVOYANCE Are there signs that the micro bubble may have burst?

  • SINCLAIR USER CLUB More offers and news about the biggest club for Sinclair users in the country.

  • NEWS Record profit for Sinclair Research; sales of ZX-81 to China; and much more.

  • SINCLAIR SIMON Our hero wonders about the Chinese ZX-81.

  • LETTERS We choose the best from our bumper postbag.

  • HARDWARE WORLD Modems and interfaces dominate the new add-ons.

  • SOFTWARE SCENE Our writers review the latest releases.

  • COMPILERS John Gilbert assesses the software packages which allow programmers to turn slow Basic programs into much faster listings.

  • MICRONET ADAPTOR Stephen Adams looks inside the little box which allows you to contact large databases.

  • MICRODRIVE John Gilbert speaks to Dr Ian Logan who was responsible for much of the work on the ROM of the new add-on.

  • PROGRAM PRINTOUT Sixteen pages of the best listings sent by our readers.

  • USER OF THE MONTH A Canterbury schoolmaster tells Nicole Segre how he revolutionised administration at his school.

  • FORTH John Gilbert continues his series on the alternative language, reporting on the importance of the Editor.

  • PROGRAMMING John Armfield shows how to display results from programs in the best way.

  • HELPLINE Andrew Hewson answers your problems and gives some hints on improving your programming.

  • BOOKS More technical information is being published but John Gilbert thinks that there is room for improvement.

  • STARTER PACK In our new expanded section we include an article on error-trapping techniques.

  • MIND GAMES Quentin Heath travels to the Wild West to search for gold.

  • SOFTWARE DIRECTORY This month we include our list of cassettes in full.


Stephen Adams reviews communications systems for Sinclair machines. We meet a user who lives in Strasbourg; and there is a special introductory Christmas offer for our growing Sinclair User Club.

If you would like to contribute to any of the Sinclair User group of publications please send programs, articles or ideas for hardware projects to:
Sinclair User and Programs
ECC Publications,

Programs should be on cassette and articles should be typed. We cannot undertake to return them unless a stamped-addressed envelope is included.
We pay £10 for each program published and £50 per 1,000 words for each article used.

© Copyright 1983
Sinclair User
ISSN No. 0262-5458

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Cover photograph
Peter Dawney

Issue 19 - Mind Games Main Contents Sinclairvoyance