Bug Club Call

John While


Issue 9

May/Jun 84


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This page is put aside each issue for use of the Birmingham User Group

The change in the format of the Club to hold MAIN MEETINGS once a month, on the first Thursday of each month, has reaped benefits and has enabled the Committee to organise an 'event'  for each of these meetings. Several things are planned for coming meetings but if you missed the meeting of March 1st, you missed a real scoop! Mike Woodroffe of Adventure International UK came along to present an Adventure International night and not only did we have a pre-release copy of Scott Adams Adventure 13 but we had an exclusive video-taped interview with Scott Adams himself! The interview was conducted by our very own Steve Gould who managed to conduct a very interesting and professional interview at short notice. How about having a collection at the next meeting to fly him over to the States, video camera in hand, to get an interview with Chris Crawford!

Between his ordinary working life and the glamour of the video studios, Steve also manages to run the GAMES NIGHTS which are now held on the third Thursday of each month. There are generally competitions with prizes!!! each time, so if you fancy yourself as a gamester, go along.

Those of you who don't like the games, or who maybe want to write their own, are recommended to go to the PROGRAMMERS NIGHT which is now held on the 4th Thursday of each month.

As well as the above we are progressing in other directions with the BUG Bulletin Board up and running on 0827 288810. By the time you read this, you should be able to download programs and you can of course leave messages for other club members or myself. If anyone is interested in forming a communications sub-group, whether you have a modem or not, then please give me a ring or leave a message on the board for my attention.

How are all you younger members getting along? If there is something you would like arranged but you haven't found the courage to talk to us 'old men', you now have your own representative on the Committee. His name is MARTYN PURCHASE and you can give him a ring on 021 378 2063. He would like to hear what you have got to say so, providing your Mum or Dad don't mind, give him a ring one evening and let him have your ideas.

Several of you asked what happened to the BUG page in the fast issue. Well for one thing we could not find much to say and then by the time we had racked our brains the copy date had passed! This is where you come in. Don't just ask why, write something yourself. You are free to put your thoughts on this page and I would like to encourage you to do so. Write it down and give me some copy at the next meeting. PAGE 6 kindly allows us this space, so let's make sure that we use it

Finally, Colin Boswell - our resident genius! - has developed a passion for ACTION! (I am not sure quite how to take that!) and is helping to form an ACTION! Users Group. If you are interested in the language that is sweeping America, get in touch with Bos at one of the meetings.

That's it for now. Don't forget that WE want to hear from YOU.

John While