by someone who is actually no editor but a mere correspondent
The Convention has passed and serenity has once again been
restored to the life of the average ST user - up to the summer,
of course, when NEXT will be organising something BIG in
But that is beside the point here.
What is the point, is that we have realised that this issue is
very likely to get more widely spread than our average ST NEWS
issue - due to the fact that all major hacking/demo groups have
appeared at this Convention thingy, they will all want to read
about themselves and about what happened there.
So here is a once-in-a-lifetime-chance to introduce us to those
who may not have heard of us before.
What is "ST NEWS"?
All of you known "Maggie" of The Lost Boys, no doubt. A
brilliant mag it is, and I was not surprised to notice that it
quickly exceeded ST NEWS in popularity.
What else can you expect with a PR person the likes of Mr.
"Maggie" was much more demo-oriented than ST NEWS (and will
forever be), and therefore simply everybody wanted to have it.
With people like Zae in France behind you, again, there is
nothing else to expect.
ST NEWS is different from "Maggie". We also have to odd demo
screen and odd load of hints'n'tips, but we have far more actual
written stuff in it. It is a matter of taste what you prefer:
Witty stories or rude tellings.
If you ask me, you should like both - as I do so myself.
I think you can assume that we have a somewhat more serious
approach to the ST world than "Maggie", and I think that's how
you can classify us: A more serious version of "Maggie".
This doesn't, of course, mean that we're 'very serious', or that
we're the disk based version of "ST World" or "Atari ST User".
But I guess you can check for yourself by reading this issue.
How to get other "ST NEWS" issues
Please refer to the article concerning "back issues" elsewhere
in this issue.
Note of apology
I guess this was yet another boring editorial. Most of 'em are,
and I do notice that I rarely read it myself, either, when
leafing through other magazines.
Maybe you though "maybe this will be an interesting editorial"
when you selected it.
I have disappointed you.
Tough shit, really. Get goin' and read the other stuff that is,
I am confident, much more interesting rather than this.
As a matter of fact, I already regret that I didn't let Stefan
I think I am going to delete it.
(I guess that the fact that you're reading it know proves that I
couldn't even do something as simple as deleting this article.
The text of the articles is identical to the originals like they appeared in old ST NEWS issues. Please take into consideration that the author(s) was (were) a lot younger and less responsible back then. So bad jokes, bad English, youthful arrogance, insults, bravura, over-crediting and tastelessness should be taken with at least a grain of salt. Any contact and/or payment information, as well as deadlines/release dates of any kind should be regarded as outdated. Due to the fact that these pages are not actually contained in an Atari executable here, references to scroll texts, featured demo screens and hidden articles may also be irrelevant.