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Although the BUYER'S GUIDE TO MICRO SOFTWARE (SOFT) does not cover games or entertainment software, it includes plenty of entertaining software. Mick O'Leary's clever article in October 1992 DATABASE ("Fun Databases: My Top Ten") spurred me to look at SOFT in a lighter vein.

As might be expected, much of the fun software is "artsy." Choosing right software might advance artistic, cinematic or literary success. For instance, most reviews of Morph, a tool that smoothly transforms one video image into another, mention that "morphing" created the special effects in The Terminator. With ShowScape, you can prepare video or movie scripts and even print them on storyboards. Electronic media can take on the techniques of great artists with Aldus Gallery Effects. On a more practical level, Instant Artist for Windows lets you design your own business cards, stationery and banners; Home Plan lets you design your own home and even place the furniture in it.

Professional software might also intrigue the layperson: Diet Balancer analyzes the nutritional value of 26 nutrients and may be useful to dieters. Pet lovers might sample the program listed below.

00015771 00010363 SOFTWARE NAME: MACPETIGREE VERSION: 2.2 DATE RELEASED: 1992 PRICE: $35 plus $5 S&H. PRODUCER: Te Corp. ADDRESS: P.O. Box 140 Campton, NH 03223 TEL: (603) 726-7177; FAX, (603) 726-8818

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: MacPetigree is a binary family tree and recordkeeping tool for animal breeders and pet owners. …

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