"For a programmer to be able to program properly, you don't only
need to know all about machine code. You also need to know about
its chips and the way its memory map is built up.
For a linguist to speak a language fluently, you don't only need
to know all about grammar and vocabulary. You also need to know
about the people who speak it natively - their culture and all
Just a quote I came up with (R.)
ST NEWS COLOPHON
Do make note of the title of this column: "ST NEWS Colophon"
instead of the "ST NEWS Colofon" is used to be for over five
years. As it happens I discovered, by accident, that this had
been misspelt all the time.
As a matter of fact, this brought to mind a Quest that will be
started as of the next issue.
But, at this aside, let's continue with the rest.
ST NEWS is a non-commercial disk magazine written for and
written by Atari ST computer enthusiasts. It is published at
irregular intervals by Digital Insanity (of The Lost Boys) in
close working together with the Amazing Cracking Conspiracy (of
the Quartermass Experiment), and spread through the Public
Stefan Posthuma (Editor)
Richard Karsmakers (The Rest)
Official ST NEWS distributors world wide:
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Kessenicher str. 1
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P.O. Box 54
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P.O. Box 580448
Houston, TX 77258
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The distributors marked with an asterisk (*) behind their name
sell ST NEWS at Public Domain prices. You'd better send them a
letter plus some International Reply Coupons to get to know their
stock and prices first. The other distributors (i.e. those with
no asterisk, in case you're daft) only need to receive a disk +
reply postage + reply envelope (and a donation now and then). For
the ones selling at PD prices, please first inquire what they
People in Holland and in countries where no official distributor
exists are invited to send disk(s) plus sufficient reply postage
to the ST NEWS correspondence address.
If you have any complaints about them (like them not sending
your disks back at all) please write to us so that we can find
new ones. This sounds a bit crude, I know, but there is no other
way to establish whether they're still functioning!
The following people contributed (directly or indirectly) to
this issue of ST NEWS (apart from the actual editorial staff):
Math Claessens Kai Holst
Torbjørn Ose Gard Eggesbø Abrahamsen
Roland Zwaga The Bitmap Brothers
Morten Ose Jason Becker
Marc Freebury Lucas van den Berg
Michael Schussler Patrice Rossi-Chardonnet
Guillaume Le Pennec Sewersoft
Niall McKiernon Mrs. de Kort (UTOmij)
Karl-Anders Øygard Rinus v/d Klooster (UTOmij)
Verlaine CD rentals Atari ST User Association
Simon Clark (A.ST.U.A.) Dave Mooney (STEN)
Steffen Fischer Klaus Berg
Axel Pretsch (IPV GmbH) Laurens van der Klis
Nik Wild (Psygnosis)
Special thanks need to go to the people responsible for the
programs without which we would have had a harder time creating
this product. We officially endorse:
Devpac Developer ST GfA Basic 3.6TT
Tempus Editor 1st Word Plus 3.20TT
Universal Item Selector III Turbo ST 1.82
The editor accepts no responsibility for any damage caused
directly or indirectly by the use of any of the information given
in this issue of ST NEWS nor the information contained in
previous issues or issues to come. Writers remain responsible for
their viewpoints and possible conflicts with other people caused
by the publication of their article(s) in ST NEWS.
Although ST NEWS belongs to the Public Domain, the individual
articles may not be used in other magazines, in English or any
other language, before the permission therefore is given by
the author of the article.
If you think ST NEWS is worthy of a contribution from your side,
please feel free to donate any amount of money on giro account
number 5689205, t.n.v. Stefan Posthuma, Oss, The Netherlands.
Thank you in anticipation!
Note from Richard:
I know Stefan never checks this article before it is included in
ST NEWS, so I think it's quite safe to state that I wouldn't mind
the odd donation, either. My giro account number is 5060326
t.n.v. Richard Karsmakers, Utrecht, The Netherlands (note to
Germans: Bankleitzahl ist nicht notwendig).
Thank you, brother; I need it, for I am but a poor student (I
live off about 500 Dutch guilder per month now)!
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.