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Sunshine Books 1985 aller 4 UD aps a More hints, tips and queries, plus Richard Bartle imroduces Compunet’s Computer Fink's assault on the ‘games multiuser dutgeon adventure market } nae 4 baat tile a) Ariola's software plans, Codewriter's Resets! own programs including Vie 20 ‘ames and utilities catalogue and the latest on’ CBM US. sony 3 2 ])9/4 imme a ‘Am extract from Brian Lloyl’s book into. ducing the new Commodore micros ‘ase’ Our latest look at the world of computer | books Mascertronic Tasks Software, Bubble Bus US Gold, English all th Seeley i) Brian Lloyd compares the most popular modems and explains what they achieve It’s wild it's whacky, i's Psychedeh and 2) Some “ thete ate, Vic and C16 vertonsto'win David Whitaker's Lazy Jones res agin tn this tres €4 ga Babe a cae |The plas 10 100k fr bargin software and N Gregory explains methods of sorting data hardware on the Commodore 68 ae i jan especie Un? tans at Barbara Conway once more ventures ito caer uty ! tends of mpery 30d magle 2 paid S casein 3 Chris Whitcombe looks at Resetti’s music software for the 64 If you can't Keep up with your 64, win a Slomo and cut its nace COMPUNET, MICRONET, AND the many bulletin board systems now available 1o Commodore micro owners, are at the forelront of modern communications technology History shows, though, that society is slow to respond wo sciemtifie developments, It sase't Io he sight of a motor ear would be invariably accompanied by thal of a man walking in front with a red warning flag I took mass production and the development of the market for the motor car to become 4 suceess. In much the same way, an increase inthe sheer numbers of network users will Force relevant legistation and technical development to be carried throwsh At the moment, for instance, the high telephone charges invelved in networking discourage many potential uscrs. If special rates could be negotiated then the marke Yrould be much wider. At the same time, there are technical problems with the systems ‘which do litle 1. encouraue users: Compuinet’s downloading rates ate slow, aid appears that the memory space taken up by the modem itself may limit the use of serious appli cations software. This might imply that the small business user market, which showld fortn 4 substantial part of Compunet's subscriptions list, would be limited Al the same time there are legal questions to be settled; isa network system responsible for all matetial uploaded, or, as Campunet maintains, is it-no more responsible than British Telecom is for what is said over its phone lines? Whether or not networks can be regarded as “electronic publishers”, legally responsible For whatever taterial they catty. have to be decided before long. It's just one of the ways in which society has not vet adjusted to the micro age, though one thi justment is made, the Potential of networking + unlimited, 8 is sure; once th