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Re: Interceptor Software - Richard Jones video
« Reply #1 on: 23:53, 11 December 18 »
Interesting video, wonder what became of the young hot shot businessman.

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Re: Interceptor Software - Richard Jones video
« Reply #2 on: 16:23, 21 December 18 »
That's a nice coincidence seeing the video here today. Some days ago I bought an adventure game from Interceptor Software for CPC, which was completely unknown to me. Pretty good condition for 7 quid. It's called "Forest at World's End".

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Re: Interceptor Software - Richard Jones video
« Reply #3 on: 09:59, 22 December 18 »
What Word Processor?



There's one here called Easywriter by Interceptor Software which was coded in Hisoft Pascal.
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Re: Interceptor Software - Richard Jones video
« Reply #4 on: 17:21, 22 December 18 »
Thanks Amsdos,

From that, I've found the review in issue 2 of Amstrad Action. Strangely, it doesn't look like Amstrad Computer User covered it at all.

Cheers,

Peter

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Re: Interceptor Software - Richard Jones video
« Reply #5 on: 22:18, 22 December 18 »
Thanks Amsdos,

From that, I've found the review in issue 2 of Amstrad Action. Strangely, it doesn't look like Amstrad Computer User covered it at all.

Cheers,

Peter


Wow I just read the review and it sounds very disappointing. Considering I typed in a Word Processor that Your Computer published late '84 which has Insert Mode, Delete Mode and some of the other things which make it sound like a Word Processor, that Tenner for Easywriter didn't seem like a bargain.
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Re: Interceptor Software - Richard Jones video
« Reply #6 on: 12:36, 23 December 18 »
Yes, a pity the program didn't live up to the great loading screen.
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Re: Interceptor Software - Richard Jones video
« Reply #7 on: 14:39, 23 December 18 »
So did Richard Jones retire off before he was 20?  Seems a bit young and strange for someone to think about retiring at such a young age before you've even really got going.

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Re: Interceptor Software - Richard Jones video
« Reply #8 on: 23:16, 23 December 18 »
I want to so much believe that Richard Jones moved to America and founded Dick Jones Communications - "PR THAT TAKES YOU PLACES"  sounds awfully fitting and have been around for 30 years. Though it probably isn't him.
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Re: Interceptor Software - Richard Jones video
« Reply #9 on: 10:06, 24 December 18 »
Well he did move to America......
2013 article by Graeme Mason in issue 115 of Retro Gamer:

https://computerarchive.org/files/computer/magazines/retro%20gamer/Retro_Gamer_Issue_115.pdf

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