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Post by Foxtrotter » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:43 pm

Back in the 1980's I had ordered a Sinclair Spectrum but got fed up off waiting for delivery, so cancelled it and bought my first computer, a Video Genie. After learning Basic programming, I upgraded to a BBC Micro B, and later an Archimedes.

I spent quite a lot of my spare time writing for 'The Micro User' and 'Electron User', programmes, articles and software reviews, under my own name Geoff Turner. After a while, the editor Mike Bibby asked me to write a series of articles for the newly launched 'Computing With The Amstrad' The Database publications offices weren't too far away from my home and I often popped in to chat with the guys and discuss future articles. I was surprised at just how small an organisation it was, with just a small number of writers often writing under pen names.

Sadly I disposed of my Beeb micro and Archimedes many years ago but reading some of the posts on here brings back many memories.


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Post by davidb » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:50 pm

Welcome! :D

We'd love to hear any stories you have about writing for the magazines.

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Post by Multiwizard » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:43 pm

Hi Geoff,

welcome to this great Forum... :D

Greetings from my little Dutch Acorn Attic, Wim... :-)

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Post by daveejhitchins » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:52 pm

Geoff, welcome to the Forum . . . Enjoy . . .

Lucky for us that Sinclair was late on deliveries =D>

Dave H :D
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For a price list, contact me at: Retro Hardware AT dave ej hitchins DOT plus DOT com

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Post by CMcDougall » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:24 pm

welcome Geoff :)

sinclair was inferior anyways....

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Post by tricky » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:10 pm

Welcome, and glad to hear you are enjoying your visits.

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Post by oss003 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:57 pm

Welcome Geoff,

and enjoy the forum ....


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Post by flaxcottage » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:51 am

Welcome. :D
- John

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Post by petercumberland » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:22 pm

Geoff - I remember your name! Superb to hear from you. I was, and still am, a student of David Braben and Ian Bell and I learnt 6502 assembly language from the truly one-of-a-kind Bruce Smith!

I am just trying to get to the end of the day without somebody saying at the end of the day

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Re: Hi from foxtrotter

Post by danielj » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:13 pm

Hullo Geoff :)


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