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Article #344 (376 is last): From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current) >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.spec.8bit,freenet.sci.comp.atari.news Subject: A Peek At The Upcoming June AC Reply-To: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current) Posted-By: xx004 (aa700 - Michael Current) Date: Mon May 24 21:30:29 1993 From: firstname.lastname@example.org Greetings, AC Subscribers! The June 1993 issue of ATARI CLASSICS is now at the printer and will probably hit your mailbox about the middle of the month. Our June Software Disk is also on schedule and will probably appear in late May or early June. In my article in the April issue I hinted that we might be forced to drop our August issue due to sluggish subscription response. However during March and April there was an increase in subscriptions which has brought AC to within a hairsbreadth of its goal of 500 paid subscribers (it now stands at 480). As a result, I've decided to proceed with a full bimonthly schedule of publication for 1993, so we will have an August issue.
For more details on this and other encouraging developments please look for my article "Saga of the AC Database" in the upcoming June AC. By way of titillation here's a peek at the contents of the June issue now in press: TABLE OF CONTENTS ATARI CLASSICS Magazine Volume 2 No. 4 June 1993 FEATURES: Saga Of The AC Database, Part 1 Circulation Editor Ben Poehland delivers Good News for AC readers and describes how database problems almost crippled AC in its infancy. AC Software Disk Index (June 1993) AC Disk Editor Steve Hoffee divulges all the goodies awaiting disk subscribers on our June Software Disk. Modular Programming On The 8-Bit Contributing Author Ron Fetzer gives us a useful envelope-printing utility while describing a methodical approach to BASIC programming guaranteed to instill self-confidence: a "must read" for beginners! Super Database 1-2-3 Rolly Herman, Contributing Author, takes us on an in-depth tour of one of the most unusual databases available for your venerable 8-bit. COLRVIEW: 4096 Simulated Colors On The Classic Atari! Graphics & Entertainment Editor Jeff Potter describes a mind-blowing technique that pushes the envelope on color graphics in his newest shareware program. Use A High-Speed Modem On Your Classic Atari A fascinating look at how your 8-bit can scream as fast as any 486 over the phone lines, from Hardware Editor Charles Cole. Looking Back: What Is VersaWriter? Staff Reviewer Gary Matteson steps back in time to examine the most perplexing gadget ever made for the Atari and crosses paths with an Alchemist whose secret identity is shockingly revealed! COLUMNS: The Fitting Room Columnist Mike Jewison finds a Black Box in his Fitting Room and enters a time warp, coming out just this side of Christmas. Huh? Moonlight Workshop Staff Columnist Jeff McWilliams continues his Expanded Memory tutorial with a software compatibility chart and uses of RAMdisks. Exploring The Wild FONTier A tour-de-force on DD3's text manipulation abilities, graphics, and a User Guide available directly from Columnist Dave Richardson. The Garret Columnist Ed Hall explores the best features of text adventures and offers novel ideas for would-be programmers. DEPARTMENTS News Roundup Tips 'n' Tricks Swap 'n' Shop Subscription Form Those of you who don't subscribe can just gaze at the above and drool over what you're missing. It seems there are still quite a few folks out there who don't know the 8-bit community has taken charge of its own affairs by publishing its own bimonthly magazine for $25/year. We don't rely on Atari Corp. any more. Nor ANTIC. Nor Analog. Nor Explorer. We stand on our own feet and do the job ourselves. If you're tired of being left in the cold, join the Bold New Experiment that AC represents. At ATARI CLASSICS, you aren't just a subscriber: you are a Participant in a New Idea. We are demonstrating to the morons in Sunnyvale, and to the whole rest of the world, that a community of users can exist independent of the company whose product first drew us together. For subscription info, please write: ATARI CLASSICS 179 Sproul Road/Rt. 352 Frazer, PA 19355 U.S.A. ATTN: Circulation Editor - BEN POEHLAND Managing Editor ATARI CLASSICS Magazine 5/23/93 **************************************************************************** --