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Volume 1

Number 08

October 1983

Managing Editor
Derek Meakin

Features Editor
Mike Bibby

Technical Editor
Mike Cook

Art Editor
Peter Glover

Advertisement Manager
John Riding

Advertising Sales
Mike Hayes

Marketing Manager
Linda Dobson

Published by:
Database Publications Ltd.

Thanks to Dave Moore from Stairway To Hell for supplying a copy of this issue.

  • NEWS Keep in touch with the latest happenings in the exciting world of the BBC Micro.

  • LOOPS Get your micro going round in circles with the latest instalment of our beginners' series.

  • HARDWARE We review the Hobbit - the fast, tape-based data storage system - and give our verdict.

  • EDITING Our further explorations of the world of print fields and spaces result in neater output.

  • GONE FISHIN' You'll fall hook, line and sinker for our gentle yet fascinating game of the month.

  • STRUCTURE The last part of Roy Atherton's highly acclaimed series leaves you with three golden rules.

  • GRAPHICS Circles made simple is the theme of this month's colourful exploration of computer graphics.

  • SOFTWARE SCENE Our frank and thorough reviewers give their verdicts on latest programs for the BBC Micro,

  • BACK ISSUES Make sure your Micro User collection is complete. All you've missed and how to get it.

  • LINK UP Paul Beverley shows you how to join two BBC micros, and make your own "second processor".

  • COMPETITION Finish off a simple limerick and you could be the winner of an Acorn Teletext Adaptor.

  • UPGRADE Add a light pen to your BBC Micro - the Beeb body building course shows you how.

  • CONTOURS Let your micro put you on the map with this ingenious contour plotting program.

  • FORMAT Our expert Jim Notman goes even further into formatting in the pursuit of neater listings.

  • WORKSHOP This month we feature a program that allows you to add joystick control to your programs.

  • TAPE OFFER Save yourself the chore of keying in programs from this issue with this month's cassette.

  • BASICODE Micro shall speak unto micro with this revolutionary computer language from Holland.

  • MICROMAIL The section you write yourself - a small selection from the letters pouring in every month.

    FREE! Inside this issue:

  • Electron User - The first edition of ELECTRON USER - the exciting new magazine for users of Acorn's latest micro, the electrifying ELECTRON.

(c) 1983 Database Publications Ltd.

The Micro User is an independent publication and neither the BBC nor Acorn Computers Ltd are responsible for any of the articles in this issue or for any of the opinions expressed.

Distribution to the news trade in the UK and Ireland is by Wells Gardner, Darton and Co Ltd.