Please make copies of the review form on the facing page for contributing Reviews and comments on existing games and simulations. When you pick up a copy of a new game, sit down and fill out a sheet for us after you've spent some time with the documentation and software.
We'll run a tabulation of "Scores" in each issue. Be sure you provide all of the requested information.
Use copies of the same review form. It tells us what exists, and helps us present our readers with a balanced review of new products. Whenever possible, we'll back up solicited review articles with summaries from your review forms.
Educational and Business Software
We are recruiting reviewers for our "Practicing" Review Panels. If you're an Educator or Business person who's engaged in using micros in daily work, please drop us a note providing the following information:
- Position, location, number of years involved with computing, hardware used (e.g. external storage devices and so on), curriculum area/business-professional area/industrial applications area, etc.
- Please indicate your willingness to review:
General purpose software; software within your area of specialization, etc.
Reviewers may not be engaged in the writing or marketing of software within vertical markets. E.G. if you sell or write Educational software, we won't accept your review of someone elses. We will consider your comments on the payroll package you buy from someone else to handle your own business records. Fair enough?
In writing review articles, please address these points:
|Adequacy (Does it cover the topic?)||Value|
|Ease of Use|
|"Necessity of skill"|
Please use the general purpose review form as an indicator of areas to cover in review articles.
The Journal for Progessive Computing
Product Name: __________________________________________
Suggested Retail Price:$ __________
(Note: We request age and sex information only for the purpose of better targeting our reviews ... e.g. some programs may be unanimously praised by "older" reviewers and panned by those younger. We'd be helping both groups if we could point that out!)
Machine: PET________ APPLE _______ ATARI ______
OSI _______ AIM________ SYM_________ KIM_______ Other______
|Clarity and Readability||__________|
|Ease of use||__________|
|Use of Machine Capability||__________|
|Ease of installation||__________|
|Ease of use||__________|
|4. Is it worth it?|
|Quality (Amateurish - Well Done)||__________|
|5. Educational Value|
|Presents facts; develops skills||__________|
|Ease of learning||__________|
|Age Breadth (limited - broad)||__________|
|Would you buy it now?||__________|
|Would you recommend it for:|