"A successful mariage requires falling in love many times,
always with the same person."
by Richard Karsmakers
Yes, another issue of ST NEWS finished and before me lies the
task of copying it on the least crap disks I can find and then
send it off to the people who I think might want a copy - usually
the writers and other contributors, people whose stuff is in the
"FEATURES.ZIP" archive and the foreign distributors as well as a
few additional Public Domain libraries and a few otherwise worthy
beings (Jeff Minter springs to mind).
And after that I will rest for a prolonged time. Well, not that
prolonged actually, for I will almost immediately start working
on the next issue. ST NEWS is almost a daytime job, especially
with my recent efforts of interviewing the creme of humanity and
bugging them for weeks on end to send back their answers in time.
It wasn't that bad, actually, but generally it means extra work
on top of what I already have to do to finish an issue.
And, of course, I shouldn't forget about school and I can't
ignore my girlfriend too much either.
This editorial is starting to sound pretty pathetic. Next thing
you know I'll start complaining about the time it takes to write
a decent shareware program, in return for utterly zilch as
nobody wants to bother registering anyway. The development time
is doubled by the mere fact that you have to think up things to
limit the program's use to some irritating degree that you force
people to register (like "Triple Yahoo", which has a most
excellent nag mode).
Now I'm at the topic of money, anyway, please me bother you with
a small plea.
Although ST NEWS has its mental and metaphysical fruit, I would
like to make note of the fact that it doesn't really help me
financially. I know it's freeware, but that doesn't mean you
shouldn't now and again deem me worthy of a donation. ST NEWS
overheads are very small but nonetheless they're there. What
with no money being donated at all, this means I lose money on
each issue that I do. Nonetheless I try to chuck out issues more
frequently because even if people don't pay I still want to
improve ST NEWS.
Please don't abuse the fact that I do ST NEWS because I like
doing it. I won't stop even if nobody ever sends me a donation of
sorts, but at least if some of you did then there might be a
broader smile on my face in the process.
Think about it when you're reading the more interesting articles
to be found in this issue!
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.