SIXTEEN BITS NEWSLETTER
The Journal of the PC Users Group (ACT) Incorporated.
The PCUG journal SIXTEEN BITS (ISSN 8017-0991) is published monthly and is the major communication medium of the group. It offers feature articles written by group members; hardware, software and book reviews; programming tips; reports of current activities and events, and the Help Directory listing members who are willing to provide assistance to other members on particular topics.
SIXTEEN BITS is circulated to members electronically and to
a number of individuals and libraries overseas. Members have a choice of receiving the newsletter as a PDF attachment to an email or of downloading it from the web site. The Group has
established a magazine exchange policy with major user groups
around the world, and thus maintains ongoing contact with other
Articles written by PCUG members and published in SIXTEEN BITS
have been reprinted in British, American and Australian journals.
Particularly popular are 'tutorial' series written by PCUG members.
These series explain the theory and practice of a topic in short
Previous Issues of SIXTEEN BITS
If you would like to read or download previous issues of the Sixteen Bits Magazine or the Sixteen Bits Newsletter please click HERE.
Contributing to SIXTEEN BITS
We welcome submissions of letters, reviews, ads and articles from
members of the Group. If you are interested in writing please
contact the Managing Editor and ask for a copy of our 'SIXTEEN
BITS - Guidelines for Authors'.
- Members ads or articles of 100 words or less can be faxed
to (02) 6253 4922 or mailed to the PCUG postal address.
Contributions over 100 words should be submitted in electronic
form. Please submit your document as 'flat ASCII' - plain text,
unformatted, no tabs, new lines only at the end of paragraphs.
Graphics should be submitted as separate files, preferably in
PCX (Paintbrush) or BMP format. If you wish to use other formats,
please talk with the Managing Editor first!
- Attach your files to an email message to the Managing Editor.
Don't forget to include your name and contact details! Names may
be withheld on request, but anonymous submissions are discarded.
The Editor reserves the right to edit material submitted for publication.
We publish several regular columns and some irregular columns.
If you have an idea for a column or article you'd like to see,
let the Managing Editor know. If
you would like to write an article or even a regular column, the
Managing Editor would be delighted to hear from you.
Deadlines and Cancellations
- Articles and Members (free) Advertisements: Last Friday
of the month before publication.
If you would like to join the editorial team and help with the
design or production of the magazine,
call the Managing Editor now!.
Layout day is held on the first Saturday of every month starting
SIXTEEN BITS was, until 2003 published as a glossy magazine, and posted to members and other interested bodies, but since that time has been published electronically only. The printed magazine received several awards in the US Intergalactic 7 Newsletter Awards, including Best Columns (1993) and runner up in Best Columns and Best Design (1994) for a newsletter over 32 pages.
Copyright on SIXTEEN BITS is held by the PC Users Group
(ACT) Inc. Permission for reproduction in whole or in part must
be obtained from the Managing Editor and is generally given, provided
the author also agrees and credit is given to SIXTEEN BITS
and the author(s) of the reproduced material. All other reproduction
without prior permission of the PC Users Group (ACT) Inc is prohibited.
Although it is editorial policy to check all material in SIXTEEN
BITS for accuracy, usefulness and suitability, no warranty
either express or implied is offered for any losses due to the
use of the material in the journal. Unless specifically stated
otherwise, the experiences and opinions expressed in any column
or article are those of the author and do not represent an official
position of, or endorsement by, the PC Users Group (ACT) Inc.
The PC Users Group (ACT) Inc is not liable for inaccuracy in any
advertisement and does not accept responsibility for any claims
made by advertisers. It is the buyer's responsibility to investigate
the claims made by advertisers. Any material considered misleading
or inappropriate will be withheld at editorial discretion. Names
of hardware, software and other products offered on a commercial
basis may be registered names and trademarks of the vendors concerned.
SIXTEEN BITS uses such names only in an editorial fashion
and to the benefit of the trademark owners, with no intent of
infringement of the trademark