Vol.7 n°6 june 1982

Vol.7 n°6 june 1982

p.3 In the Queue (table of contents)


p.48 The Videodisc Interfacing Primer

Learn how to develop interactive videodisc programs.

[author : Rod Daynes]

p.56 Interactive Videodisc Design and Production

Wicat Systems presents a systematic approach to the design, development. and production of an interactive videodisc system.

p.60 Build an Interactive-Videodisc Controller

You can use your personal computer to control a Pioneer VP-1000 laser-optical videodisc player through its remote-control circuitry.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.78 Videodiscs In Education, Integrating the Computer and Communication Technologies

Educators are discovering ways to use videodiscs as an aid to learning.

[author : Isaac I. Bejar]

p.108 Interactive Training In Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Computer and videodisc technologies are combined to provide instruction in lifesaving techniques.

[author : David Hon]

p.142 Videodiscs and Optical Data Storage

We may soon be measuring mass storage in gigabytes.

[author : Dick Moberg and Ira M. Laefsky]

p.182 On the Way to Standard BASIC

A survey of what's in the proposed ANSI standard and why it's there.

[author : Thomas E. Kurtz]

p.242 The Input/Output Primer, Part 5: Character Codes

Character codes turn computer data into messages that people can understand.

[author : Steve Leibson]

p.260 A General-Purpose I/O Board for the Color Computer

You can build this interface for less than $25 and plug it into the ROM cartridge slot.

[author : William Barden Jr.]

p.286 User's Column: Terminal Madness, The Word, Grammatik, and Then Some

The critic reviews some new computer terminals, word-processing software, compilers, and M-drive.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.302 The Atari Tutorial, Part 10: Human Engineering

The interaction between the computer and the person using it is the most important and the most often neglected aspect of commercial software.

[author : Chris Crawford]

p.321 Upward Migration, Part 1: Translators

Using translation programs to move CP/M-80 programs to CP/M and MS-DOS.

[author : Roger Taylor and Phil Lemmons]

p.410 TAFT: Terminal Apple with File Transfer

Low-cost telecommunication capability for the Apple II.

[author : Tom Gabriele]

p.452 Maintenance Alternatives for Personal Computers

Repair service options to consider before you buy a computer and preventive maintenance steps to perform once you've made the purchase.

[author : Lewis A , Whitaker]

p.468 Omni Aviation Navigation System

Simulate aircraft instrument navigation using simple trigonometry.

[author : Richard Campbell]


p.162 BYTE's Arcade: Armored Patrol (Pete Callamaras)

[author : Silas Pike]

p.170 The Eliminator: Mayhem in Space, TRS-80 Style

p.176 Galactic Chase

[author : Stan Wszola]

p.220 App-L-ISP

[author : Jeff Bonar and Steve Levitan]

p.235 Tawala's Last Redoubt

[author : Hartley G. Lesser]

p.348 The Osborne I

[author : Mark Dahmke]

p.364 Applescope Stores Dual Traces

[author : Gregory MacNicol]

p.376 NEWDOS/80 Version 2.0

[author : Mahlon G. Kelly]

p.488 Micro-Decision Support System/Finance (DSS/F)

[author : Robert Moskowitz]


p.6 Editorial: West Coast Computer Faire Report

p.26 Letters

p.232, 493 Technical Forum: Find That Disk; Conditionals in LISP

p.237, 497 Programming Ouickies: A Word-Counting Utility for Writers; Listing the Disk Directory in CP/M-based Pascal

p.402 Book Review: Beneath the Apple DOS

p.404, 460 System Notes: Adapting "Harvesting the Sun's Energy" for the Commodore PET; Text-Handling Routines in Extended BASIC

p.434 Ask BYTE


p.479 Clubs and Newsletters

p.480, 510 Books Received

p.480 BYTE's Bugs

p.482 Event Oueue

p.487 Software Received

p.502 What's New?

p.558 Unclassified Ads

p.558 BOMB, BOMB Results

p.559 Reader Service

In This Issue

Imagine carrying around the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica in your shirt pocket with room left over for every issue ever published of The New York Times and then some. Videodiscs and optical data storage technology have the potential to make this a reality. They also promise to provide a medium for an effective delivery of information hitherto impossible. Several articles this month illustrate the possibilities. Dick Moberg and Ira M. Laefsky describe one use for videodiscs in "Videodiscs and Optical Data Storage." Rod Daynes presents a primer on the video aspects of videodisc production in "The Videodisc Interfacing Primer." In "Videodiscs in Education" Isaac I. Bejar discusses ways in which videodisc technology might affect teaching methods. David Hon describes teaching lifesaving techniques with the aid of videodiscs and computers in "Interactive Training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation." And Steve Ciarcia's project is how to "Build an Interactive-Videodisc Controller." Thomas E. Kurtz, co-author of the original Dartmouth BASIC, surveys what's in the proposed ANSI standard and why it's there. Roger Taylor and Phil Lemmons explain what's really involved in adapting 8-bit software to a 16-bit environment in "Upward Migration, Part 1: Translators." Steve Leibson's "The Input/Output Primer" continues with "Part 5: Character Codes." Of course, we have Jerry Pournelle, William Barden Jr., and all our other regular features.