I showed the program to a non-computer literate friend who had fun creating a conversation between 'Scargie' and 'Thatch' (characters' names cannot be longer than seven letters) as well as devising a character with a nice line in selling life insurance.
The authors' knowledge and experise is obvious in every line, but they don't rub the reader's nose in it. Anyone who works carefully through this book will be a master not just of the Electron, but of programming generally.
This is absolutely appalling. The authors tell us they were confused. When we buy a book, we hope at least it explains something to us in reasonably clear, concise language. Unfortunately, this one doesn't.
It may at first seem that the package is expensive but, if you do any amount of reference-checking, if you need information fast and if you consider the amount of graft that has gone into this piece, you'll not begrudge a penny of it.
For any serious programmer wanting to take advantage of the discipline of Pascal, this book is an important step to successful application programs. Here is a practical, informative guide to learning to use that power.
Where the Morley unit will succeed over the Acorn one is that it can receive 8-bit data transmissions, and not just on the existing, limited number of data lines but over all 625 lines of the TV signal.