The PolyDos Users Group, which was the subject of my letter printed in
Jan/Feb issue of the mag., is now under way (sort of). Membership of the
group now stands at six, one of which was in response to the letter you
As you’ve probably noticed, my letters tend to be a little on the ‘Crazy’
side, this is in an attempt to overcome the mind-numbing apathy which seems to
go hand-in-hand with owning a Nascom.
Yours, until the end of this life,
‘Head-crash’ Richards, Tonyrefail, Glam.
And Waldo Again
Dear Slimewort, Are you like, totally blind, man? How anything can read
SCUZZBALL as SAUZZBALL is something I find totally unbelievable, man. It
should be ovvious that a scuzzball is a monstrous and vicious citrus fruit,
whereas a sauzzball is a totally, like, plastic imitation, man.
Like, finally, man, if you an issue devoted to the totally worthless
greaseballs of amateur radio, you will find it inserted in a totally awesome
part of your anatomy, man. Any circuits for spark-gap type RFI generators
(for, like, N-1, with original NASBUG pre-T2 compatible software, man), would
be mega-cosmically total, man.
Like, totally, (and very slightly less hazardous) yours, man.
Waldo ‘D.R.’ Dobbs (man!)
[Ed. – we couldn’t read your writing in your first letter, and in this one the
second paragraph makes no sense at all. Any offers to educate this man(?),
man? No prices for guessing the missing word. Until next time, Mr Humphries?]
More About Nascom
Having just received Vol 3 Iss 1 of 80-BUS News, I was pleased to see the
letter from Dr D Plews concerning the lack of interest from Lucas Logic.
I have had some correspondence with Lucas over the last six months and
have been disgusted with their attitude, also their decision to cease
supporting publication of the Nascom Newsletter, which has therefore died.
I also believe that Nascom is dead.
Lucas have told me they don’t like the tone of my letters but they don’t
seem to realise that it was the loyal customer who made Nascom what it was and
still could be. Several weeks ago, I wrote asking what would be available
from Nascom in the future and also how I could legally join Prestel and
MicroNet with my Nascom 2 but have had no reply. Lucas have brought out very
few new products and don’t even have a legal modem system for use with
I know of many people who have sold their Nascom due to the lack of
support and interest from Lucas. Their promises when taking over Nascom seem
to have been forgotten. I have looked around at other computers but the
Nascom is still the best and most versatile. It would appear now that my only
option is to keep my Nascom 2 and exxpand it with 80-BUS products, but even
so, is the legal Prestel/MicroNet expansion possible?
One final plea: With the death of Nascom Newsletter could we have a
regular (say every 8 to 10 weeks) edition of 80-BUS News.
Yours truly, Robin Scadden (G3TFM9), Stratford-on-Avon
CLIFF WERNHAM would like to hear from any other NASDOS users who also
feel cut off from the outside world! Phone __-___-____.