Technological advances have made real-time clocks simple and inexpensive.
[author : Steve Ciarcia]
[author : Christopher P. Kocher and Michael Keith]
A comparative review of the BMC if800, Canon CX-1. Hitachi MB-6890, NEC PC-8001A, Fujitsu FM-8. and Systems Formulate Corporation Bubcom80.
The semiannual Consumer Electronics Show is on its way to becoming a showcase for new computer products.
[author : Mark Haas]
Several Japanese companies, both large and small, have their eyes on the American market.
[author : Phil Lemmons]
How they fare depends largely on their ability to meet the needs of the American marketplace.
[author : Tod Zipnick]
Ten-year R&D effort aims to leapfrog U.S. technology.
[author : Tom Manuel]
Television artifacts and the new GTIA chip allow even more colors to be displayed on Atari computers.
[author : Kathleen Pitta and Lane Winner]
A $10 anemometer and other remote-sensing projects using the cassette interface.
[author : William Barden Jr.]
A look at one of the least understood interfaces - the RS-232C - and one of the first instrument interfaces.
[author : Steve Leibson]
A critical computer user surveys new programs, including one of his own.
[author : Jerry Pournelle]
A Pascal program to generate mazes efficiently on a printer.
[author : Thomas Edward Neldner]
Understand and eliminate those mysterious crashes on your TRS-80 Model I.
[author : Glenn Tesler]
A software system that lets your computer run a series of programs without your intervention.
[author : Gene Walters]
Define your own character set for Apple Pascal.
[author : Jerry N. Sweet]
How to make your Apple II talk.
[author : John Blankenship]
A method for planning complex activities where no precedents exist.
[author : Steven Zimmerman and Leo M. Conrad]
All the hardware and software you need to get time-of-day printouts whenever you like.
[author : J. L. Calaway and B. Hill]
[author : Walt Latocha]
[author : John A. Lehman]
[author : John E. Howland]
[author : Gregg Williams]
[author : Steven W. Leininger]
[author : Gregg Williams]
The Japanese entered the American personal computer market in earnest this year, and as one might expect, their products come standard with a host of "extras" at a price competitive with current American designs. This month we look closely at several Japanese perrsonal computers-some that are already on the market, some that are on the horizon, and some that may never be sold in this country. Six machines, from Hitachi, BMC (Oki), Fujitsu, Canon, Systems Formulate, and NEC, are featured on the cover (photographed by Paul Avis; Pauline Elkin, stylist). For reviews of these computers see "Six Personal Computers from Japan" by Christopher P. Kocher and Michael Keith. Phil Lemmons discusses the companies responsible for these computers in "The Machines Behind the Machines." For a brief introduction to three new Japanese computers that were shown at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas see "Japan Update" by Mark Haas. Steve Ciarcia tells you how you can build a real-time clock simply and inexpensively. Steve Leibson continues the Input/Output Primer with Part 4, in which he describes BCD and serial interfaces. Part 9 of the Atari Tutorial is on colors, and William Barden Jr. talks about ports of entry for the Color Computer and Model III.