A preview of the first small-computer versions of this exciting language.
[author : Harold Nelson]
The Digitalker integrated circuits from National Semiconductor can easily give your computer a limited spoken vocabulary.
[author : Steve Garcia]
A Compucolor II BASIC program effectively simulates a physical system through the solution of a system of linear differential equations.
[author : Randall E Hicks]
Accurate, repeatable tine measurements can be made in rapid succession, and logged for later use.
[author : John Gibson]
An overview of Digital Research's operating systems, including a 16-bit operating system.
[author : Gary Kildall]
An inside look at a large-computer operating system implemented for use with microprocessors.
[author : Robert Greenberg]
Directly access the I/O and disk access functions of the CP/M operating system.
[author : James Larson]
A moderate amount of software makes the 10-device circuit into a flexible floppy-disk controller.
[author : Roger Camp and James Nicholson]
This analog-to-digital converter features six input channels with accuracy of 8 to 10 bits.
[author : Robert Daggit]
An 8-bit microcomputer is harnessed to the Herculean task of computing the mathematical constant e to 115,925 places.
[author : Stephen Wozniak]
[author : Mark Pelczarski]
[author : Stan Miastkowski]
[author : Keith Carlson and Steve Haber]
[author : Scott Mitchell]
[author : Christopher Kern]
LISP vs FORTRAN: A Fantasy
We Interrupt This Program...
A Votrax vocabulary
Microcomputers in Education: A Concept-Oriented Approach
Musical Applications of Microprocessors
TEX and METAFONT: New Directions in Typesetting
It's the operating systems that turn a hunk of hardware into a clever machine. As Robert Tinney's cover drawing depicts, they are the brains behind the brawn of today's computing systems.
This month two articles analyze the most popular operating system, "CP/M: A Family of 8- and 16-Bit Operating Systems," by Gary Kildall, and James Larson's "The Ins and Outs of CP/M." If you can get by the title of Chris Morgan's editorial - "The New 16-Bit Operating Systems, or, the Search for Benutzerfreundlichkeit" - you'll discover what form the operating systems of the future may take. And Robert Greenberg presents what may be the next popular operating system in his article, "The UNIX Operating System and the XENIX Standard Operating Environment."