Classic Computer Magazine Archive CREATIVE COMPUTING VOL. 10, NO. 3 / MARCH 1984 / PAGE 256

The ICP software directory - business applications for microcomputers. (book reviews) Susan Glinert-Cole.

The ICP software Directory-- Business Applications for Microcomputers

The ICP Software Directory--Business Applications for Microcomputers from Robert J. Brady Co. is not anywhere as heavy as The Software Guide, and it certainly wasn't as much fun to read either. It does contain some very outdated information on programs available to the business community, including agriculture, engineering, pharmacy, fruit stands, and payroll. Although the book was published in 1983, most of the programs reviewed are for Apple, Altos, North Star and TRS80; very few appeared to be for the IBM PC. Furthermore, although the book claims to deal with IBM PC microcomputer products, a word processor I use daily on the PC was said to require a Data General Micro, and several obscure operating systems for that machine, but no mention was made of the PC. Other software required such popular microhardware as the IBM System 23, the Digico Prince, the ICL Personal Computer and the Ontel OP1/50-70. This book might be useful if you are looking for an obscure application program for an obscure computer. Check the library for it first before you buy it.

Review Grade: C+