Vol.5 n°7 july 1980

Vol.5 n°7 july 1980

p.3 In the Queue (table of contents)

Foreground

p.22 HANDHELD REMOTE CONTROL FOR YOUR COMPUTERIZED HOME

Steve presents three schemes to conveniently send control data to the computer.

[author : Steve Ciarciq]

p.116 INTERACTIVE CONTROL OF A VIDEOCASSETTE RECORDER WITH A PERSONAL COMPUTER

Hardware and software link a Sony Betamax with an Apple II or TRS-80.

[author : Dr Richard C Hallgren]

p.154 PILOT/P: IMPLEMENTING A HIGH-LEVEL LANGUAGE IN A HURRY

Here's how to write a preprocessor in Pascal that translates the target language's source code into Pascal source code.

[author : David Mundie]

Background

p.46 THE 1980 WEST COAST COMPUTER FAIRE: A Watershed Year for Personal Computers

BYTE brings you pictures and comments about this record-breaking show!

[author : Chris Morgan]

p.56 SIMULATING HUMAN DECISION-MAKING ON A PERSONAL COMPUTER

The development of "intelligent" computer game programs, such as Othello, is traced from the early studies of human subjects to the final strategy.

[author : Peter W Frey]

p.74 EDUCATION FORUM: BOOKS AS AN ANTIDOTE TO THE CAI BLUES or Take a Publisher to Lunch

A successful author presents the case for publishing a new breed of personal computer books.

[author : Tom Dwyer]

p.86 EDUCATION FORUM: THE PERSONAL COMPUTER-Last Chance for CAI?

A brief history of computer-aided instruction is followed by speculation on its future.

[author : Lou Frenzel]

p.98 EDUCATION FORUM: COMPUTER ILLITERACY-A National Crisis and a Solution for It

More people need to know how to use computers.

[author : Arthur Luehrmann]

p.138 A PERSONAL COMPUTER ON A STUDENT'S BUDGET

Putting together a system by economical buying and building can be done.

[author : J C Johnson]

p.175 THE MICROCOMPUTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE SCIENCE CURRICULUM

The current status of the microprocessor in colleges is assessed.

[author : W N Hubin]

p.198 THE USER'S COLUMN: OMIKRON TRS-80 BOARDS, NEWDOS+, and Sundry Other Matters

Science fiction writer Jerry Pournelle begins a semiregular column of hardware and software reviews.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.210 CREATING A FANTASY WORLD ON THE 8080

Here are some valuable tips on designing your own Adventure game.

[author : Robert T Nicholson]

p.236 MICRO8: Using BASIC to Learn Assembly Language

The BASIC program presented here simulates a very simple stored-program digital computer with its own assembly language.

[author : Robert T Pickett III]

Nucleus

p.6 Guest Editorial

Computers in Learning Environments, An Imperative for the 1980s

[author : Dr Ludwig Braun]

p.14 Letters

p.20 BYTE'S Bits

p.20, 228 BYTE's Bugs

p.50 Product Description: The Apple III

p.104 Book Reviews

p.148 BYTELINES

p.216 Technical Forum: Some More On Performance Evaluation

p.220 Clubs and Newsletters

p.224 Event Queue

p.230 Ask BYTE

p.250 Whats New?

p.302, 303 Unclassified Ads

p.303 BOMB, BOMB Results

p.304 Reader Service

ON THE COVER

Our cover this month, Computers in Education, by Robert Tinney, is a fanciful version of a personal computer "playground." Computers are becoming fixtures in our schools, and this month's BYTE takes a look at some of the implications of this new wave in education. For more details about the education articles in this issue, see the guest editorial by Dr Ludwig Braun beginning.

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