P701 CEEFAX 701 Wed 30 Dec 21:35/24                      82     THE PAGE FOR Reviews......702 MICRO USERS Diary........703 Edited by Martin Cooper Telesoftware.710 Contacts: "NEXT" Telesoftware Room 7013, Jeremy Brayshaw BBC TV Centre, Room A3080 London W12 7RJ BBC Enterprises 80 Wood Lane PRESTEL 219999677 London W12 0TT
P701 CEEFAX 701 Wed 30 Dec 21:20/44   2/8   THIS WEEK   1988 PREDICTIONS Our resident sage Old Bore looks into his crystal ball...   The next NEXT will appear on  January 2 - but during Christmas  week we are looking back over the year's software on 702 - a new  set of reviews every day.    
P701 CEEFAX 701 Wed 30 Dec 21:36/10  1988 PREDICTIONS  Old Bore   JANUARY Amstrad "luggable" PC in the shopsn Alan Sugar announces a new upgrade kit which will reduce the PPC to the size of an A4 pad. Buyers pay £299.95 for a saw to cut a bit off the end. Sir Clive hits back with the Z89, smaller than a Filofax. Psion retaliate with the first matchbox micro and Casio introduce the pinhead calculator. 95 per cent of schoolchildren continue to count on their fingers. More
P701 CEEFAX 701 Wed 30 Dec 21:31/25   3/8  1988 PREDICTIONS  Old Bore   JANUARY Amstrad "luggable" PC in the shops. Alan Sugar announces a new upgrade kit which will reduce the PPC to the size of an A4 pad. Buyers pay £299.95 for a saw to cut a bit off the end. Sir Clive hits back with the Z89, smaller than a Filofax. Psion retaliate with the first matchbox micro and Casio introduce the pinhead calculator. 95 per cent of schoolchildren continue to count on their fingers. More
P701 CEEFAX 701 Wed 30 Dec 21:22/01  1988 PREDICTIONS  Old Bore   MARCH Amstrad issues writs against every other computer company in the country claiming the word "micro" as a trade name. The computer industry settles out of court. Home computers are henceforth to be known as "analytical calculating engines". The last working BT telephone box in London is moved to the British Museum BT says it will take at least 12 weeks to install a line. Two pensioners start queueing to make calls. More   
P701 CEEFAX 701 Wed 30 Dec 21:17/10   4/8  1988 PREDICTIONS  Old Bore   MARCH Amstrad issues writs against every other computer company in the country claiming the word "micro" as a trade name The computer industry settles out of court. Home computers are henceforth to be known as "analytical calculating engines". The last working BT telephone box in London is moved to the British Museum. BT says it will take at least 12 weeks to install a line. Two pensioners start queueing to make calls. More   
P701 CEEFAX 701 Wed 30 Dec 21:22/00   5/8  1988 PREDICTIONS  Old Bore   MZNE The Government announces new financial support for research into artificial intelligence. Boffins at Edinburgh University buy a new coffee machine. BT announces a new anti-vandal device for call boxes. At the first sign of trouble the door slams shut and the phone relays a pre-recorded message from Russell Grant. The last-surviving Dragon is spotted in south Wales. Experts say it is healthy, but pining for company. It is proposed to mate it with an Einstein.  More 
P701 CEEFAX 701 Wed 30 Dec 21:12/10  1988 PREDICTIONS  Old Bore   MZNE The Government announces new financial support for research into artificial intelligence Boffins at Edinburgh University buy a new coffee machine. BT announces a new anti-vandal device for call boxes. At the first sign of trouble the door slams shqt and the phone relays a pre-recorded message from Russell Grant The last-surviving Dragon is spotted in south Wales. Experts say it is healthy, but pining for company. It is proposed to mate it with an Einstein.  More 
P701 CEEFAX 701 Wed 30 Dec 21:20/40   6/8  1988 PREDICTIONS  Old Bore   AUGUST BT is taken to the European Court of Human Rights for inflicting "cruel and unnatural punishment" on Prestel subscribers. Prestel agrees to re-instate the old-style log on page. Amstrad announces a new special offer - one CPC machine to be given away free with every modem sold before the end of the year. CEEFAX is prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act for mentioning the name of a member of the Armed Forces (Corp. Basil Bing, winner of the NEXT birthday competition). More 
P701 CEEFAX 701 Wed 30 Dec 21:09/00  1y88 PREDICTIONS  Old Bore   AUGUST BT is taken to the European Court of Human Rights for inflicting "cruel and unnatural punishment" on Prestel subscribers. Prestel agrees to re-instate the old-style log on page. Amstrad announces a new special offer - one CPC machine to be given away free with every modem sold before the end of the year. CEEFAX is prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act for mentioning the name of a member of the Armed Forces (Corp. Basil Bing, winner of the NEXT birthday competition). More 
P701 CEEFAX 701 Wed 30 Dec 21:20/04   7/8  1988 PREDICTIONS  Old Bore   NOVEMBER Troops sent in to restore order after the "worst riots of the decade" at the PCW Show. Olympia is burnt to the ground during clashes between the Amiga boot boys and the ST slashers. Alan Sugar issues writs against the UK computer industry claiming keyboards and screens imitate the "look and feel" of Amstrad products. The computer industry settles out of court. To be on the safe side, the new generation of machines for 1989 is to be based on the abacus Merry Christmas 
P701 CEEFAX 701 Wed 30 Dac 21:00/20  1988 PREDICTIONS   Old Bore   NOVEMBER Troops sent in to restore order after the "worst riots of the decade" at the PCG Show. Olympia is burnt to thd ground during clashes between the Amig— boot boys and the ST slashers. Alan Sugar issues writs against the UK computer indqstry claiming keyboards and screens imitate the "look and feel" of Amstrad products. The computer industry settles out of court. To be on the safe side, the new generation of machines for 1989 is to be based on the abacus. Merry Christmas 
P701 CEEFAX 701 Wed 30 Dec 21:20/00   8/8    WRITING FOR NEXT   If you are planning to submit an item on paper, do bear in mind the limitations of tha teletext page. * Lines up to 35 characters long. * Up to 18 lines on a page - 17 is preferred, to allow room for cross-referencing. * Short paragraphs of four or five lines each. * A single blank line between paragraphs. Address in a moment...  
P701 CEEFAX 701 Wed 30 Dec 21:14/15     WRIDING FOB NEXT   If you are planning to submit an item on paper, do bear in mind the limitations of the teletext page * Lines up to 35 characters long. * Up to 18 lines on a page - 17 is preferred, to allow room for cross-referencing. * Short paragraphs of four or five lines each. * A single blank line between paragraphs Address in a moment...  