POP POLL/SOFTWARE TOP 10 by Richard Karsmakers
Lately I got the plan to organize a popularity poll and software
top 10 for ST computers. I hope you now all pick up your pencils
and a piece of paper, and write down the answers to all the
questions in this article. Then, you must send it to our
correspondence address and we'll do the rest. In a few months we
hope to publish the final results. Who will be the best
programmer? What program will be first in the software top 10? At
the moment, nobody really knows. But we'll get you posted during
the next few months, as the results come dropping in...
Who do you think is the best graphic artist currently working on
Who do you think is the best music programmer currently working
on the ST?
Who do you think is the best overall programmer currently working
on the ST?
Please name the three best game programs you have ever seen on
Please name the best disk utility program currently
available for the ST.
Please name the best drawing program currently available on the
Please name the best music program currently available on the ST.
Please name the best word processor, the best database and the
best spreadsheet program currently available for the ST.
Who do you think is the best known man in the world of the ST?
Name the three best softwarehouses that currently work on the ST.
In which language do you program? You can select (or make several
selections) from: GfA Basic, ST Basic, C, Modula-2, MC68000
assembler, LOGO, Lisp, Cobol, Forth, other:.........
Please name the best program you use for programming (e.g. a C-
compiler of you program in C, an assembler if you program in
Machine Language, etc.)
What do you think of ST NEWS? You can select from: The Ultimate
rubbish, could be much better, it'll do, very nice, extremely
good idea, something I couldn't do without, other:........
Which of our Synth Samples do you think is best (I-IV)?
Did you have another computer before you bought the ST? If yes:
What do you spend most time on on the ST? You can select from:
Playing games, programming, word processing, business use, or
How many hours per week can you be found sitting behind your
Which three articles would you like to see appearing in an
upcoming issue of ST NEWS?
The closing date of this popularity poll/software top 10 will be
Juli 1st, 1987. So there's still time enough to think of some
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