Vol.8 n°7 july 1983

Vol.8 n°7 july 1983

p.2 In the Queue (table of contents)


p.40 Videotex Brings the World to Your Doorstep

Essentially an enhancement of existing technologies, videotex will bring into your home or place of business a host of services and conveniences, such as shopping and banking. Videotex's potential is enormous, but a few problems must be worked out before it reaches the mass market. Our theme articles address some of these problems and look at the possibilities videotex presents.

[author : Rich Malloy]

p.42 Videotex: Science Fiction or Reality?

An overview of the fledgling videotex industry.

[author : Darby Miller]

p.60 Prestel: The Basis of an Evolving Videotex System

The pioneering videotex system is flexible enough to adopt anticipated technological advances.

[author : Graham Hudson]

p.82 NAPLPS Standard Graphics and the Microcomputer

The authors discuss incentives for adopting the NAPLPS standard and what NAPLPS means for microcomputer users.

[author : Leo Lax and Mark Olson]

p.96 Privacy and Videotex Systems

The potential for abusing personal information is that much greater with two-way systems.

[author : Richard M. Neustadt]

p.104 Graphics Artistry On Line

The Telidon videotex workshop from the National Endowment for the Arts explores a new medium for artistic expression.

[author : Martin Nisenholtz]

p.114 Commentary: Personal Computers and Videotex

The different worlds of personal computers and videotex complement each other in exciting ways.

[author : Rich Malloy]


p.26 Build the RTC-4 Real-Time Controller

A 4-bit single-chip microcomputer from Texas Instruments comes preprogrammed for timed automatic control.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.130 The Microsoft Mouse

Someone let the mouse out of the bag.

[author : Chris Peters]

p.147 Benchmarking the lntel 8086 and 8088

The 8086 is faster than the 8088, but there's more than execution speed to consider when selecting a computer.

[author : Gregg Williams]

p.166 Visi On's Interface Design

Design philosophy behind Visicorp's integrated software.

[author : Dr. George Woodmansee]

p.186 Voice Lab, Part 1: A System for Digital Speech Synthesis and Analysis

Modular routines make this speech synthesis and a [lalysis system useful for application programming and experimentation.

[author : John E. Hoot]

p.210 Parallel I/O Ports for H-89 Computers

You can add 64 input/output ports plus a Centronics-type printer interface to your Heath-/Zenith-89 computer.

[author : Ronald La Claustra]

p.266 The Touch of Color

Add a new, inexpensive keyboard to Radio Shack's Color Computer.

[author : David M. Dacus]

p.286 BYTE West Coast: Improving the User Interface at Digital Research

Digital Research's vice-president of Commercial Systems Divison, Gordon Eubanks, describes three different general approaches that his company is taking to improve the user interface.

[author : Phil Lemmons and Barbara Robertson]

p.299 The 8086-An Architecture for the Future, Part 2: Instruction Set

The 8086 lets you easily construct compact programs.

[author : Stephen A. Heywood]

p.323 User's Column: Interstellar Drives, Osborne Accessories, DEDICATE/32, and Death Valley

A medley of miscellanea from our microcomputer maven.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.398 The 8088 Connection

Interfacing IBM PC BASIC to machine language programs.

[author : Dan Rollins]

p.417 Squeezing Memory from the Apple with Pascal

Using Apple Pascal's Segmentation facilities and a few other techniques, you can write bigger programs than you might have thought possible.

[author : Jill David]

p.428 Control Your Environment with the Atari 400/800

A combination of hardware and software enables your computer to monitor and influence your surroundings.

[author : David Alan Hayes]

p.460 The Practical EEPROM

For less than the price of an EPROM eraser, you can buy an EEPROM that doesn't need one.

[author : Louis Wheeler]

p.484 Add High-Level Logical Structure to Your FORTH Assembler

Some extensions to your FORTH assembler package can make your assembly-language programs more readable and easier to write.

[author : Victor Joseph Grazi]



A bubble-memory device gives the Apple II 128K bytes of nonvolatile memory.

[author : Peter Callamaras]

p.232 Commodore 64

Sprite graphics, good sound, and a $595 price tag make Commodore's new computer a versatile machine.

[author : Stan Wszola]

p.248 The Strobe Plotting System

A low-cost plotter for graphs and charts.

[author : Jack L. Bishop]

p.360 CP/M Plus

This new disk operating system is faster and more efficient than CP/M.

[author : Mark Dahmke]

p.388 Quadram Corporation's MX700

[author : Curtis P. Feigel]

This video terminal lets you view the equivalent of two typewritten pages, side by side, on a single screen.

p.470 Alcor Pascal and Advanced Development Package

This package runs on the TRS-80 Models I and III and under CP/M.

[author : Rowland Archer Jr.]


p.4 Editorial: A Statement of Purpose


p.10 Letters

p.356 BYTE Game Contest #2: The Winners

p.440 Programming Quickies: Redefining the Apple Keyboard

p.450 Book Review: The Handbook of Artificial Intelligence. Volume I

p.494 Clubs and Newsletters

p.498 Ask BYTE

p.503 Books Received

p.505 Software Received

p.510 Event Queue

p.518 What's New?

p.573 Unclassified Ads

p.574 BOMB. BOMB Results

p.575 Reader Service