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30 Hour Useful Home Computing (Amstrad Computer User)Littérature English
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The title of this book shouldn't be confused with that of the best selling teaching series, 30 Hour Basic, written by the same author.

This one falls into the general computing category and is one of those books dedicated to telling anyone who is interested about all the different applications that can be run on a home computer.

It can best be described as the hitchhiker's guide to software for home computing. The book covers the usual array of applications such as word processing, databases, spreadsheets, stock control and the like. If you don't understand the jargon employed in new technology, and are easily confused by words like "formatting" or "justified", then this could be the book for you.

I found it hard to match up this book with the 30 Hour concept of Mr Prigmore's previous book and could only conclude that the 30 Hour title was inserted for sales mileage. It's not aimed at one computer but across the broad spectrum of the micro market and in general seems to meet its task well.

There's not really anything specific for Amstrad owners but as a light read about micros and what they can and can't do, you could do a lot worse.

Clive Prigmore in his introduction says that the key word in the title of this book is "useful". How useful a book like this is to you depends on your knowledge of computing.

If you have a little idea of the jargon employed in various pieces of software and can't tell a database from a spreadsheet, then 30 Hour Useful Home Computing is for you.

ACU #8606

★ PUBLISHER: Century Communications
★ YEAR: 1986
★ LANGUAGE:
★ LICENCE: COMMERCIALE
★ AUTHOR: Clive Prigmore
★ PRICE: £8.95 ( 176 pages)

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L'Amstrad CPC est une machine 8 bits à base d'un Z80 à 4MHz. Le premier de la gamme fut le CPC 464 en 1984, équipé d'un lecteur de cassettes intégré il se plaçait en concurrent  du Commodore C64 beaucoup plus compliqué à utiliser et plus cher. Ce fut un réel succès et sorti cette même années le CPC 664 équipé d'un lecteur de disquettes trois pouces intégré. Sa vie fut de courte durée puisqu'en 1985 il fut remplacé par le CPC 6128 qui était plus compact, plus soigné et surtout qui avait 128Ko de RAM au lieu de 64Ko.