Scor­pio News


January–March 1987, Volume 1, Issue 1

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‘The David Hunt Pages Farewell 80-BU5 Hews – ello Scorpio Hews way 1986

Gorit’s the end of an era _80-RUS News is coming to an end. That’s about


seven years of continuous (Lf exratic) publication under different guises; better record than some computer mags that I could name,

As has beon remarked to me by more than one 80-BUS News subscriber, ‘Is this the end of Geminis support for the home urer?*. Well I feac that it might Appear a0, although the facts could be different. But then again, 1 don’t knov! My hesitation could be that I’m feeling distinctly uninformed and more than # bic aifted by the way the decision to pull the plug was taken. certainly f wasn’t consulted, and che firet I heard of it vas by earvigging tos Conversation over iunch ata recent Gemini dealer aeeting. Sketchy detaits were then announced to the deelers at that meeting in the afternoon. It wasn’t until Tstarted receiving phone calls from subscribers that I learned about the Lecter (which of ‘course tovone had thought to send me), announcing the demise, after the publication of volume

So what course now, well certainly I shall subscrabe to the CP/M Users” Group, and if asked, aay be pen the odd word or two {knowing me, the odd word or 6000), for them As co keeping informed on Gemini products, updetes, bugs and Other interesting snippets, I’ve no doubt that as a dealer I’shall find out What’s going on anyuay” Buc I suspect that for the general reader, thelr propoved Gemini Newsletter will not have the same irressstible tendency to Fenain stuck in ones hand until every word has been read (twice) and then lovingly kept for future reference A brief scan end then chucked in the bin will, guess, be more like it

As for support of the existing user base for Gemini and Nascom products.

Gemint insist thar the existing 80-BUS product range will continue well into the 1090": with a vigorous process of development of new hardware, some being new products, some being redesigns of earlier products to take advant: Eechnology. However, the trend hes been progressively up market of lace, although the pockets of the more serious ‘computerphile’ are pretty Lengthy, and provided the product is the right product then price is of little consequence, there must come # time when the bottom of the most Lengthy pockets has been Eeached for one consider the current Gemini developments to be in the wrong Gicection, profitable for Gemini possibly, interesting for me – t doubt tv

This File was found unfinished on my S0-BUS disk, and today, the 12eh December T’ve decided to finish it

December 1986

Six months on and how things have changed I have been in a new and digferene jou for five months, still Loosely attached vo Gemini by merit of @ small Gemini dealership in the Amersham area, although that ist ey aain concern. Hy new job has widened my perspective of the ‘serious’ computer’ vorld and what is more they pay me more money!

Then a few days ago a green leaflet dropped through the letter box together with a request for any unpublished @0-BUS material I might have So I’ve blown the dust off the inconplace 80-BUS material I’ve got lying around and have come lip with this amongst other things Ar Scorpio sounded mich Like that other well Known sign of the Zodiac, I decided to Investigate. 8 bit of digging soon Fevealed its independence and that they have gone out and bought a blue pencil of their very oun Just to test thelr independence I’ll write something really Contentious for the next issue and see if they print it – Warch this space f hasten co add thar I have nothing to do with Scorpio except in the respect th hope to becomes contributor Perhaps after my forthcoming effort they von’t print anyching from me ever again.

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