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Press Cuttings

Popular Computing Weekly put a full page interview with Martin Alper in their issue of 19 July, 1984. My source is taken from Archive.Org but their scan is so blurred that it is not usable. I have reproduced the article in plain text. It was illustrated with a photo that I have incorporated into the History page.

There is a lot of ground covered. Alper speculates that Mastertronic would be one of several businesses, that a move into disc-based games was coming, that "half" the business would shortly be moving to the USA and that MSX would be a key part of the personal computer business. His comments appear to imply that Mastertronic was already being widely distributed in the USA; this was hot air - it was only being discussed with potential distributors at the CES show that summer.

Martin's final comments about ROMS are baffling. Was he referring to arcade machine chips or was he confusing ROMS with the RAM chips used in personal computers?