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How To Ruin Your Programs

 
Published in Personal Computer News #053

How To Ruin Your Programs

Have you ever come across a CLOAF or tried to RUIN a program? If you are as inaccurate a typist as I (how could I write to you at all without a word processor?), then you will have typed all sorts of silliness into your long-suffering computer. How about a glossary of such mistakes? Here are a few for starters:

CLOAF = CLOAD
CLOD = CLOAD
DIRT = DIR
LUST = LIST
LOST = LIST
PIKE = POKE
RUB = RUN
RUIN = RUN
STRONG = STRING

Usually these clangers are caused by hitting the key to either side or by hitting two at once, but daft results can arise in other ways. When CLOADing on the Dragon for instance, an 'S' at top left of screen while Searching for the program changes to an 'F' (for Found) followed by the program name. I called my screen sketching program 'ART' ...

L. G. F. Bradshaw, Blackrod, Bolton

L. G. F. Bradshaw