The Texas Instruments TMS99532 forms the heart of a Bell-103-compatible modem.
[author : Steve Ciarcia]
Supplement the VIC-20's standard 5K bytes of RAM and eliminate those annoying "out-of-memory" messages.
[author : Joel Swank]
An impressionistic report of one of the largest gatherings of computer dealers and manufacturers.
[author : Jerry Pournelle]
As the Japanese seem to have realized already. PMR represents the next level of recording technology.
[author : Clark E. Johnson Jr.]
New advances in floppy-disk-drive technology spurs intense competition.
[author : Tom Moran]
Some background on how optical disks work, who makes them, and how much data they can hold.
[author : Edward Rothchild]
Improved data-storage technologies may eventually eliminate floppy disks.
[author : Larry Sarisky]
A look at drives, OEMs, and the cost of doing business.
[author : Jim Toreson]
The first in a series of articles on interfacing a Winchester disk drive to an S-100 bus CP/M microcomputer.
[author : Andrew C. Cruce and Scott A. Alexander]
How to encode text and simple graphics elements in a standard and efficient manner.
[author : Jim Fleming]
The·consummate computer user tackles his new writing machine.
[author : Jerry Pournelle]
An important technique results in faster-running applications programs and shorter response times.
[author : Dr. L. E. Larson]
Using a TRS-80 Model I for environmental research saves time and money.
[author : Dr. Mahlon G. Kelly]
Take advantage of the low price of the 4116-type memory.
[author : Cameron Spitzer]
An assembly-language program enables an Epson printer to display all 256 characters used by the IBM PC.
[author : Tim Field]
CBASIC programs for bibliographic search tell you the degree to which various articles meet your requirements.
[author : Thomas A. Smith]
High-level languages may help bridge the gap between artificial intelligence and the home experimenter's robot.
[author : Gary Liming]
How to generate radioteletype audio frequencies from an Atari 800.
[author : Scott Persson]
A machine-language routine to read and write binary data to a text file.
[author : David Eyes]
[author : Stephen Schmitt]
[author : Keith Carlson]
[author : Gregg Williams]
[author : Stanley J. Wszola]
[author : Adam B. Green]
[author : Norman C. McEntire]
Sophisticated new operating systems and multitasking software promise to alter significantly the way we use personal computers. Because of the farge memory requirements of the new software, we're sure to see changes for the better in the nature of external storage devices. New technologies for mass storage will become even more critical as the software revolution continues to escalate. As Robert Tinney's cover suggests, personal computers will need a large quantity of high-speed mass storage to hold all the software and other data that we'll generate. Our theme articles address the latest developments in mass storage. Clark E. Johnson Jr. discusses "The Promise of Perpendicular Magnetic Recording;" Tom Moran looks at "New Developments in Floppy Disks," Edward Rothchild writes about "Optical-Memory Media," Larry Sarisky explores the question "Will Removable Hard Disks Replace the Floppy?" Jim Toreson concentrates on "The Winchester Odyssey," and in the first of a three-part series Andrew C. Cruce and Scott A Alexander discuss "Building a Hard-Disk Interface for an S-100 Bus System." Plus we have part 2 of "NAPLPS, A New Standard for Text and Graphics," the second installment in the VIC-20 series, "Adding a 3K-Byte Memory Board," a review of MP/M II from Digital Research, and BYTE's Game Grid. Steve Ciarcia tells you how to "Build the ECM-103, an Originate/Answer Modem," and more.