State-of-the-art hardware and software are combined in this new machine that literally anyone can use.
[author : Gregg Williams]
A single-line display is quite adequate for many troubleshooting and monitoring applications.
[author : Steve Ciarcia]
For about the same price as the II, the IIe gives you a variety of exciting new features and capabilities.
[author : Robin Moore]
Three key members of Apple's engineering staff discuss the development of the Lisa computer system.
[author : Chris Morgan, Gregg Williams, and Phil Lemmons]
How to add a convenient feature to your VIC-20.
[author : Joel Swank]
The process for producing American National Standards is full of checks and balances.
[author : Chuck Card, R. Donald Prigge, Josephine L. Walkowicz, and Marjorie F. Hill]
An in-depth look at the confusing world of computer connections.
[author : Ian H. Witten]
A brief description of a proposed format that will allow you to interchange disks from several systems.
[author : Chuck Card]
The committee asks for your opinion.
[author : Ronald Anderson]
A close look at an important and controversial new communications standard.
[author : Jim Fleming and William Frezza]
Use of the Virtual Device Interface graphics system will make portable graphics application software possible.
[author : Fred E. Langhorst and Thomas B. Clarkson III]
Standardization helps manufacturers design compatible components independently.
[author : Mark Garetz]
The final segment of this article describes assembling the modules into a complete programming system.
[author : Mark Finger]
Our resident critic comments on Wescon and text editors.
[author : Jerry Pournelle]
Draw complex shapes with a single command.
[author : Dan Rollins]
An assembler-language function and a "trick" combine in a parameter-passing method.
[author : Eliakim Willner]
A world of information is just a phone call away.
[author : Ralph L. James]
[author : Christopher O. Kern]
[author : Tim Daneliuk]
Microcomputer enthusiasts have been eagerly awaiting the release of Apple's new machines, the Lisa and the IIe (featured in our cover photo by Mike Blake). Officially announced on January 19, these computers, especially the Lisa, are big news. Rumors have been rife about Apple's new products for quite a while, but now the speculation has come to an end and BYTE features three exclusive articles about them. Gregg Williams writes an in-depth description of "The Lisa Computer System," Robin Moore reviews "Apple's Enhanced Computer: The Apple IIe," and Chris Morgan, Gregg Williams, and Phil Lemmons interview three key members of the Lisa design team.
A boon to microcomputer users and a bane to many manufacturers, standards are a current hot topic within the computer industry. This month we feature several articles on the topic of standards, including "The IEEE Standard for the S-100 Bus" by Mark Garetz, "Realizing Graphics Standards for Microcomputers" by Fred E. Langhorst and Thomas B. Clarkson III, "A Proposed Floppy-Disk Format Standard" by Chuck Card, and part I of "NAPLPS: A New Standard for Text and Graphics" by Jim Fleming and William Frezza. Also featured this month: Steve Ciarcia tells how to "Build a Handheld LCD Terminal," Jerry Pournelle writes about "Confessions, Pascal Prime, Wescon, and Perfect Writer," and Joel Swank starts our new series on the Commodore VIC-20.