Classic Computer Magazine Archive CREATIVE COMPUTING VOL. 10, NO. 3 / MARCH 1984 / PAGE 259

The IBM-PC and business software. (book reviews) Susan Glinert-Cole.

The IBM/PC and Business Software


The new generation of printed material often is accompanied by one or several disks to eliminate the tedious keying-in of listings. The IBM/PC and Business Software by James Kelley Jr. from Banbury Books is the beginner's guide to WordStar, VisiCalc and dBase II. This book practically reaches out and holds your hand, makes soothing noises when you make a mistake, and covers just about everything dealing with these three popular software packages. The appendices include instructions for firing up the PC from start to finish. The disks appear to contain working models for the programs; because I don't own any of them, I couldn't take a look. The beginner who has just brought home a PC and one or more of these programs would do well to get this book. It looks as if it would produce an expert in short order.

Review Grade: B+