Scor­pio News


July–September 1987 – Volume 1. Issue 3.

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July – September 1987

Scorpio News

Volume 1. Issue 3.


No part of this issue may be reproduced in any form without the prior written consent of the publisher except short excerpts quoted for the purpose of review and duly credited. The publishers do not necessarily agree with the views expressed by contributors and assume no responsibility for errors in reproduction or interpretation in the subject matter of this publication or from any results arising therefrom. The Editor welcomes articles and listings submitted for publication. Editor: P.A. Greenhalgh. Published by Scorpio Systems of Aylesbury. Copyright © Scorpio Systems 1987.


Well, here we are again, and on-time again. It amazes me just how quickly three months goes by, and IT’m glad that I’m not responsible for a weekly journal!

Response to Dave Hunt’s “how about a small section of MS-DOS and IBM clones” has been very positive. 78% of responses said “Yes”, 11% said “OK, if you have to”, and 11% said “No”. On the basis of this alone there is absolutely no doubt that we should include further articles on clones/​MS-DOS in the future.

Unfortunately, statistically this information is totally invalid, as only 9 people responded. So, how about this as a percentage of total readership, rounded to the nearest whole point? 1% said “Yes” and 99% didn’t respond. Hmmm, that makes it rather more difficult!

When you receive the next issue of Scorpio News, you are going to be asked to vote with your cheque books. By then it would be nice if we knew what proposed future direction for the magazine is going to guarantee that the maximum number of people resubscribe. So this time, do please cast your vote (very topical this; as I write it’s the General Election next week!). Let us know what you want to see happen. Are you going to resubscribe? If not, why not? What content do you want to see? Would you like the magazines more or lees frequently? Would you like lower or higher subscription rates? Would you like more or less pages per issue? This is a very democratic publication!

Nascom – 10 Years On

‘This November sees the 10th anniversary of the launch of Nascom 1. I’m sure that some of you, as I do, see this as an ideal opportunity for a ‘happening’.

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