The PRIZE for the November competition was
a Jupiter Ace, currently unique among micros
in having Forth rather than Basic as its
resident language. No less than 128 people hit
upon " go Forth and multiply" to complete the
sentence " The Ace would help me ...".
Some people introduced a touch o f variety by tagging " by Jupiter" or "by Jove" on the end. A single dissident voice rang out from P Riley with "go Forth and mystify".
But still reeling from this torrent of identical entries we made the winner R Gibson, 39 Lisburne Lane, Offerton, Stockport, Cheshire for his straightforward "go Forth and become an Ace programmer".
Other notable entries, which also managed to break away from the standard formula, were J Gearing's "injupiterbly" and "play my other cards better - especially my graphics packs" from L Unstead-Joss. In an allusion to a claim Sinclair once made for the ZX-81, G Mason suggested that the Ace would "help me run my nuclear power station"