Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 23 / APRIL 1982 / PAGE 183

Understanding Your VIC From TIS

Los Alamos, NM – Total Information Services, Inc. (TIS), a publisher of books and software for Commodore and Ohio Scientific computers, announces a book for the new Commodore VIC-20. Understanding Your VIC Volumn 1 : Basic Programming is a 148 page, 8V2" by 11" softcovered book that uses a step-by-step approach to help the beginner quickly and easily learn about the VIC. The book is full of exercises and examples. Many exercises show the expected results so that the reader has immediate feedback on errors. To start the beginning programmer off on the right foot, a chapter on program design describes the use of psuedo code and data dictionaries to refine programming problems. There are chapters on the VIC color and sound features that use these program design techniques to build demonstration programs. This easy-to-use, learn-by-doing book is available from Commodore dealers or directly from TIS, Box 921, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Retail price is $ 11.95 plus $2.00 for first class shipping and handling. The color and sound demonstration programs are both available on a single cassette for $7.95 plus $1.00 for shipping.