Three new software packages help fiscal planners study large, complex financial models.
[author : Jack Bishop]
Rules for conversion of plain English text to phonemes govern the operation of this SC-01A-based device.
[author : Steve Ciarcia]
A banker/programmer describes some of the pitfalls in writing software that handles "routine" business tasks.
[author : James L. Woodward]
Microcomputers are fast becoming crucial tools for financial managers.
[author : Robert Franz]
A summary of techniques for interfacing the TRS-80 to the "realworld" and a look at some of the transducers that provide practical applications.
[author : William Barden Jr.]
Industrial robots are playing an increasingly important role in manufacturing. Here we look at some of the fundamentals of robot design and describe some robot subsystems.
[author : J. Michael Callahan]
You can become an entrepreneur and pit your company against the competition in this two-player telecomputing game for the TRS-80 Model III. It's the sixth-place winner in the BYTE Game Contest.
[author : Robert Dickinson]
You'll need to muster up more than the usual amount of game strategy for this adventure that sometimes penalizes the aggressive player. It captured fifth place in the BYTE Game Contest.
[author : Gordon Mills]
An expert on software-protection law tackles the tough issues.
[author : Richard H. Stern]
A microcomputer user assesses the speed and convenience of some languages currently available.
[author : Jerry Pournelle]
Six years' effort has already gone into developing an interface design that promises to make computing power more accessible to the general consumer.
[author : Chris Rutkowski]
Designing an intelligent terminal program for the Apple II Plus.
[author : N. R. McBurney II]
Software Arts' new "toolkit" equation solver is like an electronic calculator for algebra.
[author : Gregg Williams]
Registered trademarks provide the best protection for your software creations.
[author : Stephen A. Becker]
A listing of the text editor's source code with numerous comments concludes this two-part article.
[author : Richard Fobes]
[author : Rowland Archer]
[author : Mark Haas]
[author : Brownlee Elliott]
[author : Jack L. Abbot]
According to a survey conducted by the Eastern Management Group, of the 1,400,000 personal computers installed by the United States by the end of 1981, 64 percent were operating in businesses. However, even with 900,000 personal computers in U.S. business establishments, only 1 out of every 61 white-collar workers is equipped with his own machine. Obviously, the market for personal computers within the business world is just getting off the ground. But someday, as Robert Tinney's cover playfully illustrates, microcomputers will very likely become permanent fixtures on Wall Street. Robert Franz describes how one brokerage firm has made microcomputers work to its advantage, James L. Woodward, a Boston banker, discusses some pitfalls of business programming in "What Makes Business Programming Hard?" Jack Bishop reviews three popular financial-planning systems in "Beyond the Peaks of Visicalc." N. R. McBurney II describes "The Personal Computer as an interface to a Corporate Management Information System." Gregg Williams looks at Software Arts' new TK Solver, In "An Introduction to the Human Applications Standard Computer Interface" (the first of a two-part article), Chris Rutkowski discusses new directions in which the personal computer may be heading. Steve Ciarcia concludes his two-part article on the construction of the Microvox text-to-speech synthesizer, William Barden puts real-world interfaces to work, Jerry Pournelle discusses BASIC and Pascal benchmarks, and we continue the countdown on our Game Contest winners,