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31172 Shawn Drive
Warren, MI 48093
$21.95, 1050 disk drive
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Write to the back side of a 5 1/4 inch floppy without having to notch
it. The IC1050 Controller works on all 1050s, including those with
upgrades. The three-position switch on the IC1050 Controller has the following
modes-Standard, Protect Off (will write to any disk) and Protect On (will
not write at all). The Controller has a two-color LED for monitoring its
write-protect status, and no soldering is required.
(disk drive cleaner)
P.O. Box 5295
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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The wet portion of the Floppiclene wet/dry system cleaning disk
loosens foreign particles, and the dry portion wipes them off. Floppiclene
contains 20 100% disposable cleaning disks (so there's no recontamination
of the head), plenty of cleaning solvent, a reusable disk envelope, two
anti-static screen wipes and two lint-free wipes for drying off the monitor.
Star Micronics America, Inc.
200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166
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How does 60 characters per second (cps) sound-in near letter quality?
How about 240 cps in draft? That's the speed of the Star NR-10 and
the wider-carriage NR-15 ($799), according to the manufacturer.
These parallel printers require no DIP switch manipulation-all controls
are on the front panel. Features include auto paper feed, tractor feed
and forward or reverse feed, an expandable 12.6K print buffer.
Hi Tech Expressions
1700 Northwest 65th Avenue
Plantation, FL 33313
(305) 584-6386 In Florida
$14.95, 64K disk
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Print greeting cards, invitations and announcements in two-fold horizontal,
two-fold vertical and tent card formats with PrintPower from the
people who gave you AwardWare (reviewed in Antic, November 1987). PrintPower
prints signs, posters, flyers, stationery, letterhead, memos, notepaper
and banners, and the onscreen template lets you visualize your work as
you create it. The program features six typefaces with seven variations
each and three different type sizes; line-by-line editing; 40 different
borders and 60 different graphic designs.
Del Coin Services
803 Eisenhower Drive
Augusta, GA 30904
Requires 48K, 1050 disk drive,
BASIC Rev. A or C
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The 1050 Detective lets you explore the Serial Input/Output area
of Atari 8-bit computers and shows you how to control your 1050 drive-even
one with modifications. Included programs are in BASIC, sometimes including
machine language subroutines, and several type-in programs are included
in the 29-page documentation.
CHILDHOOD SOFTWARE SURVEY
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation
600 N. River Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898
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Yes, there is a significant amount of Atari 8-bit software listed in
this book. The 1988 Survey of Early Childhood Software helps parents
and teachers find just the right software for children aged 3 to 6. Nearly
300 comprehensive, practical descriptions rate each program on ease of
use, educational value, instructional design, computer compatibility, skills
required and amount of adult supervision needed. Titles are listed by computer
brand name, content area and overall rating.
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