DID YOU KNOW THAT.... by Richard Karsmakers
...Atari and Commodore have recently been involved in a court
...it was Atari vs Commodore?
...Atari was a bit mad because it had turned out that the Amiga's
custom chips had in fact been promised to Mr. Tramiel at
...Commodore lost the case and had to pay quite an amount of
money to Atari?
...this has unfortunately not yet caused the bankruptcy of
Commodore Business Machines?
...this will probably happen in due course?
...we, ST NEWS, have been mentioned in the big German magazine
"68000'er" from June this year?
...the people there seem to think we're doing great work?
...we find this a great compliment?
...we hope to be mentioned in other computer magazines worldwide
...we hereby wish to extend our gratitude to 'al' from this
...dozens and dozens of software packages have been announced
recently for the ST?
...they were far too much to be included in this column?
...I have therefore included them in this issue's "ST Software
...we will probably have to start a competitive struggle with
another disk magazine soon?
...this remark is meant especially for Germany?
...they have now launched the first issue of a magazine called
...it is also very cheap, just like ours?
...the first issue was completely filled by one man: Ulrich
...I herefore have deepest respect for him, since I think I also
know what it is to do something like that?
...you should send a disk + DM 3,- to them if you want to obtain
...their address is: CIP (Club für Informatik und
Programmierung), Ulrich Veigel, Köhlstraße 9, 7100 Heilbronn,
...their magazine is written in German and is also programmed in
...we surely hope to get contact with them soon, so we can help
each other a bit?
...I hope we can exchange some articles sometimes?
...this non-competitive spirit seems much more attractive to me?
...I really don't think disk magazines should try to sweep each
other right off their fundaments?
...I wish them lots of success with conquering Germany?
...Frank is currently busy writing educational software?
...I think he's gone out of his mind?
...he plans on winning Atari Benelux' Mega ST or maybe sell the
program against thousands of guilders?
...he has already done quite some coding and the whole program is
now already taken shape?
...Engel G. bought an Amiga 2000?!?!???!!!!!?&*^%$$??!!?!
...he must have been as much out of his mind when he did that,
like Frank is at the moment, writing all that educational
...he used to be such a nice person to chat with?
...I hope he will regain his senses soon?
...I will probably call his doctor as soon as I've finished this
...Mrs. G. and his two little sons hereby receive my deepest
...there actually is very little to say for this time's "Did you
...I will therefore close down this article before I start
writing down pure rubbish like some sentences before?
...I hope to see you in the next issue of ST NEWS?
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