February 1987 MAGazine Volume 3 Number 2

Table Of Contents

THE PREZ SEZ

In the January general meeting, the following people volunteered to be officers for the coming year:

Audrey McCalla President
Alan Schwartz Vice President and Treasurer
Charles Williams Newsletter Editor and Secretary
Ron McCalla Librarian

We hope, with your support, to become a more viable group for us all.

Thanks to Tom Jones for demonstrating Deluxe Paint II, and Don Lockard for demonstrating Deluxe Music Construction Set at the January meeting.

For the coming months, I would like to suggest that we have a specific topic for demos, e.g. wordprocessors, at each meeting, with hopefully several products demonstrated. That would provide each of us with some comparisons, to make better future purchase decisions (or make us green with envy if we already have an inferior one). Suggestions for topics might include wordprocessors, spreadsheets, languages and compilers, databases, drawing and animation programs, music programs, and other software categories. Also, many of us would like to see reviews of hardware products, such as printers, ram expansion, and hard disks. Your assistance is absolutely necessary for this effort to succeed. Please let me know what you're interested in demonstrating (and if you are too shy, maybe someone else can help with the presentation to the group).

And now for the commercial break -- the SideCar is being demonstrated at ComputerLab of Memphis. At the time of this writing, Jim Walton was unable to quote a price, but he is eager to show off it's capabilities. Meanwhile, down at Games 'n' Gadgets, much of their software is being offered at sale prices until January 31st. Included are many Amiga titles. The best deal might be DPaintII at $97.49 (25% off list price).

February Calendar of Events

Saturday Feb 14 1:00 PM - The Memphis Amiga Group's general meeting will be held at the State Technical Institute at 5983 Macon Cove in the meeting room of the Mid-South Microcomputer Resource Center on the second floor of the Freeman Building, (between the library and the cafeteria). If you need directions call Audrey at (901) 755-4641. February's major topic will be desktop publishing. We hope to have PAGESETTER and PRINTMASTER (and possibly PROWRITE and one other program) for demonstration. Discussion is expected to continue on SIG and committee organization for 1987, so come prepared to volunteer yourselves or your suggestions.

(Announcements of various SIG meetings did not arrive in time for publication.)

RUMORS and NEWS

by Steve Gaines

CMI is offering a kit to let you install the 1.2 operating system in a series of ROM chips in your Amiga. They are the only company liscensed by Commodore to distribute 1.2 in ROM code. In addition to this, their kit will let you reclaim the 256K bytes of RAM from WCS are to use as an additional 256K of FAST RAM. Their kit is $129. I should have full details by this time next month if they respond quickly to my request for further info.

Have you been watching CBM stock? It closed at 11 5/8 Friday (1/16/87). That's up from a low last year of 4 1/4 in January. The news of their great sales during the Christmas season and resultant profits as well as their showing at CES have all contributed. But, most important has been the faith put in CBM by those who purchased and supported the Amiga in it's first year and a half. It is we who have contributed to this success and have guaranteed the success of the Amiga!

The author of the superb JUGGLER demo is supposedly readying his software for commercial distribution. No details on prices as yet but I can foresee numbers of these type movies floating around. He is at present trying to further optimize the code to produce the individual ray tracing faster. The 24 frames in JUGGLER took one hour each to draw on the Amiga.

Jay Miner has resigned his managerial duties with Commodore-Amiga but will continue as a full time consultant for Amiga under a 3 year contract. This will involve further development of new machines and chip sets.

Jim Mackraz at Commodore is working on a standard for hot-key software so that multiple programs can run without conflicting with each other. If you don't think this can be a problem, try an IBM with multiple hot-key programs in memory at once! This type standard should insure full multitasking compatibility as long as the authors comply with the standard.

And speaking of standards, hopefully all software authors will use these standards in future offerings. Programs such as Printmaster Plus and Music Studio which don't support the IFF standard or Intuition device drivers should become a thing of the past.

From the JAUG meeting: The Sidecar HAS passed FCC certification. It is software problems NOT FCC that is temporarily holding up release. Jeff Porter with Commodore reports that we should see the release very soon though. He also noted that the recent Software Publishers Association survey found that the Amiga has the highest ratio of software to hardware sales, i.e., Amiga buyers are more likely to BUY software rather than obtain it by "other" means. This result is partly responsible for a host of new software houses starting to write Amiga software.

See you all next month.

Zen and the Art of Disk Library Maintenance

by Club Librarian, Ron McCalla

Actually that might be a good title for an article about how to keep your personal disk library in shape, but that's not the intent of this article (though it might help a little). Instead, this column is to let my fellow members keep abreast of what's new in our club's library of disks and reference materials.

This month I want to discuss my plans to re-organize the entire club library. A year ago when I was helping the former librarian create the first couple of disks of pdware for the club, there was very little software available so most of what was handed out was demo programs in ABasiC or picture files to show with DPaint. We weren't being very selective about what went onto those disks. For one thing, we weren't very knowledgeable about what should go on a disk. Once the tidal wave of useful and interesting software such as DirUtil and Graphic Hack appeared, I began working on organizing my own copies of the software into application disks. I would get pdware from BBSes and pay services like Delphi and PLink and place it on disks with programs of similar function. This has worked well for me and for others I know who are doing essentially the same thing. The club disks, however, are not organized this way and in my opinion should be. So I propose that most of the material in the club library should be re-organized ("Yea, verily, even junqued!") into a more selective yet more usable format.

I suggest that the heart of the library be made up of a few disks that might be called the "Best of" series of public domain software, with each disk devoted to a specific category of program or document. For example, one disk would be all disk utility programs, while another would be all games. These "Best of" disks would be frequently updated to add new programs or replace outdated versions of old programs. Users who already had acquired one of these disks could then periodically overwrite their old disks with the latest versions and thereby keep their own libraries both small yet full and well organized. My suggestions for these core disks are:

MAG01 ABasiC programs Miscellaneous ABasiC programs
MAG02 Addison's Games 1 David Addison's excellent ABasiC games
MAG03 AmigaBasic programs Miscellaneous AmigaBasic programs
MAG04 Demos-01 A collection of graphic and sound demos
MAG05 Fonts Several dozen fonts for your font directory
MAG06 Games-01 A collection of popular games
MAG07 Icons A collection of icons for your own programs, etc.
MAG08 Telecommunications Several telecommunication programs and utilities
MAG09 Utilities-01 Miscellaneous AmigaDOS utilities (e.g. DU 4.01)

Several disks of IFF picture and sound files usable with DPaint, DPSlide, DVideo, DMusic, Perfect Sound, etc. are also in my collection and can be added to the library. Keith Burns, Todd Eifert, Tom Jones, and Don Lockard have also offered to organize such disks for the club. Also, demo disks from software houses such as CGI and those recently received from Aegis should be included. And more "Best of" disks will be added as the list of useful software grows. Future disks will likely include a "Utilities-02" and a "Hardware" disk of text and picture files for hardware projects.

These are disks that probably every Amiga owner would want to have in his or her collection. But there are far more public domain and shareware programs out there that can be held on these few disks. Indeed, if you check out such publications as Amazing Computing and Computer Shopper you will see quite a few ads for dozens of disks of pd software. There are collectons from MIT, from Amicus and other user groups, and a large collection from someone named Fred Fish. Having tried to keep up with what's going on in the Amiga user group community, I have found that most groups are assembling large libraries of software from all of these sources. To do so means tying up hundreds of disks, and it means having dozens of disks containing the same programs over and over again. This is a huge waste. My suggestion is to keep up with the newest and the best by supplementing the disks we create ourselves with Fred Fish disks. These disks seem to contain virtually everything ever released into public domain for the Amiga. They are released frequently with the newest programs and the latest updates to old programs. They are usually well documented, often containing source code as well as the object files. This make them excellent tools for learning C or other languages. The only serious flaws with Fish disks are that they are generally not organized by function (since their purpose is to contain the most recent releases) and often program files must be moved to other disks or directories to perform properly, but as a reference source, they are the best around. I have already requested several of the Fish disks for use with our bulletin board, The DUCK Pond, and plan to donate these to the club librar. Here is a necessarily brief list of the Fish disks' contents:

disk# Description
FF-01 SpeechToy, GFXMem, HalfBrite, and other demo programs
FF-02 Lattice C utilities: alib, cc, dbug, make, microemacs, xrf
FF-03 cForth, XLisp (incomplete), and the Gothic banner print program
FF-04 Grep, MyCLI, Mandel, and another banner print program
FF-05 updates of SpeechToy and lots of C language demo programs
FF-06 Compress, MicroEmacs, other utilities and C language examples
FF-07 a D&D adventure game, Hack, ported from the Unix system
FF-08 C source code for Hack
FF-09 MVP-Forth 1.00.03A and more C language demo programs
FF-10 Games: YachtC, Conquest, Trek73; and disk utilities: FileZap, FixObj
FF-11 DPSlide and misc iff pictures
FF-12 IconExec, SetWindow, SetAlternate, LD4, early versions of term progs
FF-13 AmigaBasic abd ABasiC example programs
FF-14 CSh shell; updates of FileZap, GFXMem; demos: Amiga3D, Dimensions, GI
FF-15 Monopoly (ABasiC), Blobs, Clock, Dazzle, Fish
FF-16 documentation on IFF-formats
FF-17 NewTek's HAM demo disk
FF-18 ASh (a shell program), Browser, MultiDim, Scrimper, XLisp 1.6
FF-19 BlackJack, JayMinerSlides (slideshow of Amiga internal block diagrams)
FF-20 AmigaToAtari, DiskSalv, SpeechTerm, demo of TxED, some Mandelbrot pics
FF-21 Thomas Wilcox's Mandelbrot Set Explorer
FF-22 two versions of microemacs: Lemacs and Pemacs
FF-23 source for microemacs abd several versions to port to other machines
FF-24 updates of Conquest, CSh; and a pre-release version of a Modula-2
FF-25 graphic version of HACK
FF-26 UnHunk, Archx, C-Kermit, PS (display and set process priorities)
FF-27 directions for building 1 Meg ram, Disassem, ShowILBM, ShowACBM, etc.
FF-28 CPP, ABasiC and Animator demos, Rubik, VT100 terminal prog
FF-30 BBS, FineArt, FontEditor, MenuEditor, StarTerm 3.0
FF-31 Life, Mandelbrot, TxED demo, VDraw, XIcon, TIcon
FF-32 Address and Calendar (AmigaBasic), DOSPlus tools for developers
FF-33 3D-Stars, DiskMap, MemView, Oing and Sproing, ScreenDump, VT100 2.0
FF-34 ALint, Blink, Browser, PR print utility, and 28 new fonts
FF-35 2 versions of DirUtil, TriClops, PopCLI, Tracker, and some C demos
FF-36 ACP, CSh, Echo, FixHunk, KickBench, VT100 2.2, VC, TunnelVision,
FF-37 Little SmallTalk
FF-38 CSquared, Fix0bj, HP10C, IFFEncode, NewStat, Reversi, VoiceFiler
FF-39 ANSIEcho, Driver, XLisp 1.7, several ray-traced ham pics
FF-40 AmigaMon, ARC, PagePr, PopCLI 2, SpriteEd, XSpell (spelling checker)

I hope to have more complete descriptions of these disks as they arrive. Some are already here and others are still on order. I hope to have another dozen before the next newsletter is out. In the meantime, look over these two lists of disks and let me know what you think of this proposal. If you have suggestions or if you'd like to offer some of your own programs to the club let me know. (Especially let me know if you have any of these Fish disks already!) I can be reached at 755-4641 (voice) or via The Duck Pond BBS at 755-5330.

Ordering Information --- Although the club library disks are available at each official meeting, to expedite your requests, please call Ron at 755-4641 and specify by number the disk(s) you intend to purchase. Payment may be made in the amount of $2.00 per disk or by even exchange of double-sided high density 3.5 inch disks.

See you at the Feb. 14 meeting.

A REPORT FROM THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW FROM *DEB*

(Editor's note: Last month we featured a report on Toronto's "World of Commodore" show, this month we have a lengthy and even more informative report from "The Consumer Electronics Show" which took place in Las Vegas on January 8-11. The following originally appeared as two files on the Delphi time-sharing system. "*DEB*" is one of Delphi's Amiga sig sysops, Deb Christensen.)

DAY ONE

Billed as the largest CES ever, the Consumer Electronics Show opened today in Las Vegas surrounded by brilliant clear blue skies and snow-capped mountains. Just yesterday, it was snowing in some portions of Las Vegas, and once the clouds cleared out last night, everything was nice and icy! In spite of this unusually cold weather, the first day opened at the Las Vegas Convention Center with the usual amount of long lines, crowded walkways and convention hustle.

The first good news from the show is that The Commodore Show, held in San Francisco the past several years has NOT been cancelled!!! It has, instead, been expanded to three days, in a much larger capacity location, and looks like it will be THE show for both Commodore and Amiga owners, both from vendor exhibits and speakers. Watch for more information as it is available. Right now, advance tickets can be obtained by calling:

800-252-SWAP

Registration for one day is $10, all three days for $15. This includes both booth area and the workshops.

Now....back to my first trip through the Commodore booth...yes, I spent the ENTIRE day in the CBM exhibit! <<smile!>>

Almost every computer related firm is at least located in the same place this time <<whew!>>. As you enter the West Hall, the FIRST booth you see is a good-sized Atari booth. Not being disheartened by that, I trudged on past it to locate the promised Commodore exhibit. Just 2 more booths down the road, there it was....a two story haven of Commodore computers! They were not only THERE with a full staff of experienced support people and third party developers, but a contingent of Commodore executives. It was the largest amount of FLOOR space in the entire West Hall, and that does not count the second story!

The booth was divided into sections, one for the 64/128, another for the new Commodore PC 10 and 20 and probably the most amount of space was devoted to the Amiga! A brief tour of the booth follows:

PC 10-20 News

This is a full blown MS DOS clone, the PC 10 comes with a 360K Floppy disk and 512K, the PC 20 comes with 2 Floppy drives and 640K, both have 5 slots. One of the amazing things about THIS clone is that it comes with this special built-in graphics display card which makes your monochrome display compatible with IBM CGA and MDA Hercules and Plantronics video modes. Also, unlike mail-order clones, this one will come WITH an RS 232 and a centronics parallel port.

There was also an AT model sitting on the desktop with a sign on it which said that "This item has no yet received FCC approval". The AT was running MicroSoft Windows, the PC's were running Ventura Publishing's desktop publishing program, Lotus and several other demos.

The PC 10 will LIST for 999, the PC 20 for 1199. Both computers, as well as the AT when it is ready will be marketed through distributors and a dealer network. These computers are not slated for mass market merchandising.

Commodore 64 and 128 Displays

An interesting item grabbed my attention as the FIRST computer I ran across in the C-128 area, and that was a C-128 D. This is the C128 with a built in disk drive and a detached keyboard which has been sweeping the market Europe. This was not NEWS to me, I knew they existed, the surprising thing was yet another note tagged to it which stated that THIS computer had not yet received FCC approval...! Read between THOSE lines!

Sharing the Commodore space we visited with:

Amiga Displays

The Amiga area was mobbed. Developers were having to take TURNS demoing their programs! The most notable news here was the complete absence of any announcements of the much rumored A-500 mass market Amiga or the much hoped for A-2000. I did not even get a chance to look at the majority of the Amiga exhibits, but I did see:

Now...remember I said that there was a second floor? Well, the stairway to the second floor was chained off. Rumors are that those 'invited' to that hallowed area were sworn to absolute secrecy until a specific date by the Vice President of Amiga marketing. Hmmm....! No, I don't know what the date is, I did not seek an invitation!!!

And...the news from the Atari booth is that they, too, are jumping on the MS-Dos Clone bandwagon. Its called the Atari PC, and will be MASS MARKETED as a complete system, including monochrome monitor for $699. It has a serial and parallel port, 512K, 1 Floppy disk, comes with both MS DOS and GEM and will be bundled with several other applications. No slots, tho. Atari has added an expansion bus to it, which you'll be able to hook up a separate expansion box (toaster-like) which will act as slots for any regular MS DOS expansion.

Atari's other news is the MEGA ST 1, MEGA ST 2 and MEGA ST 3. Yes, that '1, 2, and 3' refer to RAM. This is going to be a full blown $1100-1500 ST system with a detached keyboard, battery backed up clock, blitter chip, built in expansion bus and a 3.5 inch drive. To be marketed with this computer will be Atari's Laser Printer, their $1500 entry into the desktop publishing market discussed last week in InfoWorld. Both products will be available in March, according to an Atari spokesman.

The enthusiasm is high here at CES from dealers, developers, distributors, press and users! I have already plundered what press releases there were available in the press room, and will be scanning them for new information and spec sheets as soon as I get home. More news tomorrow and the next day from the other exhibits in the West Hall:

Stay Tuned! Friday night is the Electronic Arts reception, as well as the Amiga World one, Saturday evening, the *Ship dinner with some of our favorite friends from online and others we're meeting here in Vegas. Wish you all were here...we are having a BLAST!!!

*deb!* on the spot!

CES, JANUARY 1987 DAYS 2 AND 3

Remember Day 1 when I mentioned the room upstairs in the Commodore exhibit?!! It's still chained off, but I do have some information for you!!

They are displaying two Amigas: the Amiga 500 and the Amiga 2000.

The Amiga 500 is a 512K machine in a single box (similar to the C128 body but higher in the back), one disk drive, and expansion box. The price is said to be in the $599 retail bracket (without monitor).

The Amiga 2000 features the 68000 series chip (I don't know why). It sports a battery back-up clock/calendar, built-in Sidecar, and is either 512K or 1 Meg (depending on who you talk to).

The other news from upstairs:

Rumor has it that Commodore was prepared to show all the upstairs products IF Atari had pulled any surprises. But instead...no surprises. So the plan is for the Amiga 500 and Amiga 2000 to make their first official announcement at an upcoming German show. They will be out and READY TO SELL before the June CES!!

Other Amiga information

INTERACTIVE VIDEO SYSTEMS
ELECTRONIC ARTS
MINDSCAPE
PROGRESSIVE PERIPHERALS

Commodore Information

PROGRESSIVE PERIPHERALS
JCT
XETEC
GEOS 128

And last but not least, there was a new Welsh company showing their music program. It contained both a music tutor as well as a creation mode. This program creates completely executable code!! It looked good.

And that's it for Days 2 and 3. There has been lots to see, lots of old friends to visit with and new friends to meet! Wish you were all here! Stay tuned for more information as we gather together!

*deb!*

CES Viewpoint

by Brian Jackson

(Editor's note: Here's our last day's report from CES, this time from Brian Jackson, also from Delphi.)

Here's my own little "report" on CES. As Deb has said, I wish that even more of you could have been there as we had a pretty good time.

While I can't say that I was amongst the 'annointed' who were allowed to visit the second floor of the Commodore Booth, I can say that what Deb says above about the A500 and A2000 being there is true (although I was given no specs that could confirm hers.)

I CAN add that I have it on VERY good information (about as good as it could get) that, contrary to what you have heard or what you may hear in the coming months, Commodore/Amiga will also be releasing "Live" (a.k.a. "the video digitizer"). It was also being demonstrated "upstairs" which was where CBM/Amiga was displaying upcoming products and holding big-time pow-wows with major distributors from around the world (I mean this literally. I was personally aware of folks there from Australia, France, Holland, Germany and England). It is truly worth the time it takes to eavesdrop on conversations amongst the "blue-suits" as you stand there staring around with either a 'lost' or 'awed' look on your face.)

By the way, I also kept 'hearing' that they were getting some BIG orders for stuff from some of these distributors ("3000 drives per month!", was one that I heard. (!) )

MIMETICS' SOUNDSCAPE

On Saturday they had moved Mimetics & their Soundscape program(s) (which are now in the first stages of the transition to a video & sound editing system) to the outside of the big CBM booth. They needed plenty of room for the equipment and a bit more buffer space for the ears. They intend the Amiga owner to be able to produce and EDIT - sound and all - home videos. Use Animator or JDK Images for tricks and titling, Genlock to integrate video, Soundscape to create, edit and synchronize the sound, etc. All you need is an effective, inexpensive switcher to fade those effects in/out and Wendy Peterson of A-Squared Systems (Live!, Genlock) said that she knows of one that's being developed.

Anyway, Mimetics (Bob Hooper) had the Amiga (with a 3.5 Meg PAL expansion box and their 20meg hard-drive) hooked to a VCR, a midi controller (that could also convert SMPTE time code into "midi clock" values) and a synthesizer. They also have a Genlock installed. The software allows you to coordinate all these devices in whatever way you wish.

The unique part is that they had a device which will use one of the sound tracks of the video tape to be used to lay down a SMPTE time code track (the TV and motion picture standard for this sort of thing) on one track of the tape. Now the system can be locked onto the time code and you can now easily synch your own soundtracks with videos (to a small fraction of a second accuracy).

On top of that, the music editing of the program that I saw running was just amazing. You could edit the music by instrument, by notes (on a scale or alphabetically: A, Cb, D#, etc.) or by wave form. You can zoom in on any fragment of any part of the sounds's waveform and edit it graphically (much like the way you do in Musiccraft but FAR more accurately). And you can select any part of the sounds's wave form and have the program loop through it over and over while you adjust things to get it right.

The machine could load ANY predefined/sampled sound into ANY of it's 16 voices at any time (this, to support up to 16 track recording from the system even while a tune was playing (if you wanted to replace the trumpet with a bell just follow the prompts and load the new sound in - voila' Amazing!

Now they had this displaying on both the Amiga monitor and a Magnavox RGB monitor (23" - 25"). that Soundscape opens (6 ?) have video as their background. And the video was the driving force that 'played/controlled' the Amiga or the synthesizer - IN SYNC - with the video (rewind the tape, play it again and the Amiga starts with the right music at the same time. You do nothing except push the buttons on the VCR like you always would). Amazing!

To top it off he then runs up Aegis Animator TOO and runs the NBC logo thing as well. And THAT's in addition to the driving/controlling of the synthesizer, the displaying playing of the video representations on the screen, the synchronization of the sound with the tape, the actual PLAYING of the sounds [the Amiga's sounds, not the synth's], reading all the input devices to see if you're changing anything, etc., etc. and it does NOT even miss a beat! It is all most impressive, indeed.)

AND, There was ZERO degradation in speed of either music or animation at ANY time. That INCLUDES disk drive access. Whatever they're doing, they're doing it right.

"RETURN TO ATLANTIS" from EA

I did not see this but I can vouch for the fact that Deb was amazed by it. She really raved about it the other night.

PROGRESSIVE PERIPHERAL'S 2 meg RAM card for the Amiga

I was told, however, that it will come with 2 meg at the price of $600 but would have no pass through. Seems to me that the Technisoft board has it beat hands-down (2 meg, socketed for 8 meg and HAS the pass-through. Not to mention the info from Darren on the new model that's coming.)

DIGITAL SOLUTIONS

I had a nice talk with the folks of Digital Solutions. They are the folks who do the "Pocket" series of software goodies for the 64 and 128 (Pocket Writer, Filer, Calc). These are VERY impressively done pieces of software that can hold their own against anything the clone or Apple II machines have ever considered (how about a READABLE 50 line by 80 columns screen for the 128? Yes, I said readable, I saw!) The good news is that they are soon to release their Amiga version. List will be $99. If it even approaches the work that they have done on the 128 then our word processor problems will soon be truly over. Very nice people as well.

PROGRESSIVE PERIPHERALS

("If you can't say anything nice .......")

"AMAZING THINGS"

This company that is not really CBM oriented at all. In fact they are on off-shoot from (read: un-admitted subsidiary of) Leading Edge, makers of high quality clones and accessories FOR clones. They are soon to announce the release of an External, 2400 baud, Hayes compatible modem for, ahem, under $200 LIST. The rep's words were "Who knows how low it will go once the discount wars get going." So hold on to your bucks for a bit as these will be Leading Edge equipment which has a pretty fair history.

Other goodies

Aegis Animator had a new menu/requestor/palette interface that seemed a vast improvement (it sure LOOKS better). You have to understand that the Amiga booth was CROWDED all the time so getting any access time to try anything was next to impossible). It may be that it was actually "Animator II" or something. I didn't ask.

CBM showed the 128-D which looks more than a little bit like an Amiga (separate keyboard with a CPU box like the Amiga's.) Smart move if they really release it. It really does create a corporate family resemblance amongst the machines. The 128-D, PC-10, PC-20 and Amiga all bear more than a passing likeness. I like it myself. If nothing else, the design "theme" shows that there's actually someone in the company that has both the 'vision' of how things should be done and the clout to get it implemented. When was the last time you could say THAT??

NEC was showing its new line of Digital VCRs playing into its digital monitors. Makes your brand new Sony 27" XBR unit look pretty nothin'. Truly fabulous picture quality, essentially NO noise on screen during slow-motion, search (range from twice normal speed to 20+ times normal speed) or freeze frame. Just a clear, photographic image. Neat! VCR about $800. I didn't get any real number for their monitor but the rep did say he expected it was well beyond the $1000 mark (a bit, I'd think). The really neat part of THIS thing, though, was that this is all done from same old lousy $3.50 analog tapes that we all have now (VHS). Real Neat! A true first look at the next wave.

Brian

Welcome!

We'd like to welcome two new members to the Memphis Amiga Group: David and Deborah Head. They plan to use their Amiga to maintain an inventory for work (using LOGISTIX). Thay also feel the Amiga will help them learn more about computers in general.

Memphis Amiga Group Member List February 1987

LAST NAME FIRST NAME CITY ST ZIP MEMBER DATE COMMENTS
1 Anderson Ken Memphis TN 38128 Sep 13 86
2 Baczor Pete West Chester PA 19380 C-Amiga US rep.
3 Baleson Ed Millington TN 38053 Mar 1 86 Moved Dec 86
4 Bilson Edward Memphis TN 38115 Jan 10 87
5 Browning Don Memphis TN 38111 Jan 1 87
6 Burns Keith Cordova TN 38018 Sep 2 86
7 Cmptr Resource Cntr Mid-South Micro Memphis TN 38134 Monthly Meetings
8 Crighton Bob Millington TN 38053 Oct 1 86
9 Davidson Al Memphis TN 38115 Mar 1 86
10 Doss Leonard & Mary Ann Memphis TN 38119 Aug 1 86
11 Eifert Todd Memphis TN 38152 Mar 1 86
12 Gaines Steve & Melinda Memphis TN 38118 Mar 1 86
13 Gould Philip Memphis TN 38128 Aug 23 86
14 Grayson Sandy Memphis TN 38127 Oct 1 86
15 Grimes Tim McLemoresville TN 38235 Jul 1 86
16 Harris Mike Millington TN 38053 Apr 1 86
17 Harvey Eugene Memphis TN 38126 Aug 1 86
18 Head David & Deborah Memphis TN 38134 Jan 10 87
19 Holliday Shawn Memphis TN 38128 Oct 1 86
20 Jones Tom Memphis TN 38128 Jul 1 86
21 Karpov Victor Memphis TN 38115 Aug 23 86
22 Kligel Joe Memphis TN 38128 Sep 27 86
23 Lockard Don Alamo TN 38801 May 1 86
24 McCalla Ron & Andrey Germantown TN 38138 Mar 1 86
25 Norton Gene McKenzie TN 38201 Mar 1 86
26 Pinchot David Memphis TN 38115 Oct 1 86
27 Ricklefs Joe Millington TN 38053 Mar 1 86
28 Rothaar Mike Atoka TN 38187 Dec 1 86
29 Schwartz Dr. Alan Memphis TN 38187 Mar 1 86
30 Shackleford Dennis Memphis TN 38118 Sep 2 86
31 Skinner Andy Kingsport TN 37664 Oct 1 86 Moved Nov 86
32 Snyder Richard Bartlett TN 38134 Jul 1 86
33 Stockton Mark Memphis TN 38134 Aug 1 86
34 Vineyard Charles W. Memphis TN 38118 Aug 1 86
35 Wade Norman Memphis TN 38104 Sep 1 86
36 Weatherall Broadus Memphis TN 38111 Jan 1 87
37 Williams Charles Wilson AR 72395 Aug 1 86
38 Witt Pat Memphis TN 38111 May 1 86

MEMPHIS AMIGA GROUP Income & Expense Statement January 16, 1987

Date
1987
Description Debit
(Deposit)
Credit
(Checks)
Balance
1-10 Balance-Chech Register $ $ $351.44
1-16 Deposit-Cash (Disk Sales) 106.00 457.44
1-16 Deposit-Donald Browing (Dues & Disks) 28.00 485.44
1-16 Deposit-Broadus Weatherall (Dues) 20.00 505.44
1-16 Deposit-David & Deb Head (Dues & Disk) 22.00 527.44
1-16 Deposit-Edward Bilson (Dues & Disks) 40.00 567.44
1-16 Deposit-Cash (Disk Sales on 1-10-87) 60.00 627.44

Prepared by Dr. Alan Schwartz
Vice-President & Treasurer