Family Software Library (PC, 3 1/2" Disk and 5 1/4" Disk) Broderbund Software - 1989 USA, Canada Release

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Family Software Library
Product ID 47956-33910
Product UPC 047956339105
Platform(s) PC
Media 3 1/2" Disk and 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1989
Publisher(s) Broderbund Software
Category(s) Collection
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Bank Street Writer Plus, Where In Europe Is Carmen Sandiego?, and Type! Plus a special parent's guide included.

A family of award-winning software that your whole family will enjoy.

Your computer is a wonderful resource for your entire family. The more you use it- the more ways you'll discover to use it. For school. For work. For community projects. And for the exciting new dimension it brings to home entertainment.

This Family Software Library is a unique collection of programs designed to help you improve your computer skills... and have fun besides!

Broderbund has also included a Parent's Guide packed with ideas on how your family can use the programs together and make learning fun.

The Library is an ideal started kit for a family with its first computer. But it's definitely not just for beginners. All three programs are award winners that you'll use for years to come. And all three are designed for children as well as adults.

So, Broderbund invites you to make it's family library part of your family's life.


Type! will help your entire family develop the basic typing skills that are so important in using a computer effectively.

This highly personalized program shows, with graphs, exactly how each person is doing- by letter, by keyboard row, by hand, even by finger.

Best of all, the exercises are lively and entertaining. Instead of boring, random-letter drills, Type! uses complete words and interesting sentences that are fun to type. There's even a special set of exercises for younger children.

All this plus Type!Athlon- an exciting arcade game that's also a test!

Winner of Critics' Choice Award for Best Typing Program (Family and Home Office Computing Magazine).

  • Type uses interesting words and sentences to teach keyboarding skills.

Bank Street Writer Plus

When Bank Street Writer was introduced, it was hailed as the first genuinely easy-to-use word processor for the home: simple enough for children, yet powerful enough to handle adult writing needs. It's packed with features usually found only in more expensive programs, and the on-disk tutorial makes it as easy to learn as it is to use.

Bank Street Writer Plus is an advanced version with all the easy-to-use features of the original and more. It even includes a 60,000 word spelling corrector and an on-line thesaurus.

Winner of many national awards. Recipient of the Platinum Award from the Software Publishers Association.

  • Bank Street Writer Plus includes a thesaurus to help you find just the right word.
  • Bank Street Writer Plus is easy enough for children, powerful enough for adults.

Where In Europe Is Carmen Sandiego?

Where In Europe Is Carmen Sandiego? is so much fun that you may not think of it as educational. But Carmen actually sharpens thinking skills as players absorb important facts about geography, history and culture. Kids love it because it's fast and fun to play. Adults find it challenging and highly enjoyable as a trivia game.

In this exciting game of pursuit, you'll chase the notorious Carmen Sandiego and her gang of master thieves all over Europe. They're out to steal the world's most precious treasures and landmarks, from the Mona Lisa's smile to all the gondolas in Venice!

Included is a copy of the Rand McNally Concise Atlas of Europe to help you decipher clues.

Winner of Best Learning Product Award (Software Publishers Association).

  • Where In Europe Is Carmen Sandiego? is an exciting way to learn about Europe.

System Requirements

Required CPU XT 8088/8086
Required RAM 256K
Supports Joystick Yes
Supported Video CGA
Misc Support Printer

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