A Comparative Review of Two Toolkits for Nascom.
by James Weatherson-Roberts
Some time ago I saw an advert in one of the mags for a BASIC toolkit for my Nascom 2
from Bits and P.C.s, so after a lengthy ’phone conversation I ordered it by
Barclaycard. The next day a friendly but apologetic gentleman rang from Yorkshire to
tell me that Barclaycard said I couldn’t have a Toolkit, but thank you for the thought
anyway. The day after that a most unfriendly gentleman rang from Leeds to tell me that
Barclaycard would be very pleased never to hear from me again.
A few days later, I happened to walk into my friendly local Nascom Distributor with
(yet again) some problem or other.
“Oh, it’s you, what is it this time Young Man ? Oh look, you probably need this
“What is it ?”
“A Bloo...Basic Toolkit, of course (mutter,mutter)”
Under this enormous pressure, I found that I had bought a Basic toolkit with my
Barclaycard (and still had my problem). When I got home, there was a neat little Jiffy
bag from Yorkshire on the doormat, since Barclaycard had paid up after all.
So, I now have TWO Basic toolkits. Is this so bad ? Well, really it’s quite an
advantage, as the facilities offered by the two are sometimes quite different. So I
here present a comparative review !!