Fame at last!!!
Just to show how sad I can be, here is snipit of news from a popular
(page last updated: 12/02/98).
Once upon a time...
I was standing in the local WH-Smiths having a quick browse through the
Bulky 'Computer Shopper' when I saw *my* name up in lights.
Well nearly anyway. On Page 893 of the May 1997 edition in Jim Nagel's
wonderful Acorn Shopper section, in the Acorn Nutshells section there's a
quick plug for Boot-Suite 2.30.
" And then there's Boot-Suite. This is a system for several users to
use the same hard disk, each with their own desktop bootfile and home
directory that is set up whenever they log in. The author is Robert Chasmer
at the City University in London. Try >>city.ac.uk/~cb159/arc_file.html to
download the latest version 2.30. "
Other things about Computer shopper
Well there you have a whole nine lines of print in " Britain's Biggest Selling Computer Magazine. "
I have few questions however about Computer Whopper:-
- Why is the Acorn section the last of the Formats section?
- Why are there almost 900 pages of adverts, and only less then 100
editorials (stuff that isn't adverts)?
- Why do the snapshots of applications running in the Acorn section make
the snaps of apps running on thingy's such as the Amiga, and Atari look so
- Why did the Macintosh section, in the may 1997 issue, have two sides of
Doom and Gloom about Apple, writing them all off as a lost cause?
- Why did the Acorn Section on the CD Rom have such buggered up file names
for all the archives and text files. All browsed from an Acorn:-
Why not just supply the acorn archives for the CD-Rom with PC file names on
PC disks and then there's less chance of them buggering all the names up in
- $.EDITOR.ACORN.!GO rather than $.EDITOR.ACORN.!GO/FEB or $.EDITOR.ACORN.!GO/OBEY
- $.EDITOR.ACORN.README.TXT rather than $.EDITOR.ACORN.README/TXT
- $.EDITOR.ACORN.SAMPLES ARCDDC rather than $.EDITOR.ACORN.ARC/DDC
Robert Chasmer -
(C) KAOS 95-97.