The Intel 8748 is the basis for a scanning communicator that users can control with just one switch.
[author : Steve Ciarcia]
A look at four new products, from a portable computer to bubble-memory boards.
[author : Barbara Robertson]
This month's potpourri begins with a discussion of disk formats.
[author : Jerry Pournelle]
IBM's famed Personal Computer spawned the largest group of third-party vendors the microcomputer industry has ever seen and single-handedly enabled microcomputers to assume a greater percentage of the world's computational tasks. This month's theme articles explore the ubiquitous machine from a·wide variety of angles.
[author : Gregg Williams]
The IBM PC can conquer a fascinating array of scientific, business, and educational tasks.
[author : Steven S. Ross]
In an interview with BYTE's editors, the president of IBM's Entry Systems Division talks about standards, the PCs simplicity, and a desire not to be different.
[author : Lawrence J. Curran and Richard S. Shuford]
With a program called Screen, you can take full advantage of the capabilities of both monochrome and color displays and adapt them to your own needs:
[author : Tim Field]
How to use BASICs PEEK and POKE commands to realize the speed and flexibility of machine-language code without sacrificing the convenience of a high-level language.
[author : Hugh R. Howson]
Everyone knows the IBM PC has had a profound effect on the personal computer market. But what direction will it take in the future?
[author : Frank Gens and Chris Christiansen]
The capabilities of IBM Japan's new 5550 Multistation will make it a formidable competitor in the red-hot Japanese market.
[author : Richard Willis]
A survey of expansion boards including 17 fact-filled tables.
[author : Mark J. Welch]
A look at the importance of device drivers and how they work with the PC.
[author : Tim Field]
How one company's communications software package evolved as a result of user feedback.
[author : Richard Moore and Michael Geary]
A graphics editor called GLYPHE makes drawing with the PCs graphics characters fun as well as efficient.
[author : Charles B. Duff]
They may look alike but each of these computers has its own special features.
[author : Bobbi Bullard]
The IBM PCs success paved the way for IBM PC-compatible computers. But it takes more than an 8088 board to create a plug-compatible machine. The authors explain why.
[author : Charlie Montague, Dave Howse, Bob Mikkelsen, Don Rein, and Dick Mathews]
The success of the 70-year-old International Business Machines Corporation can be explained in one word: marketing.
[author : Brian Camenker]
This operating system efficiently uses computer and operator resources.
[author : Joe Guzaitis]
By adopting Ethernet technology IBM PCs can share peripherals and information
[author : Larry Birenbaum]
The most recent version of Microsoft's popular single-user operating system offers installable device drivers. Xenix compatibility, and background tasking.
[author : Chris Larson]
[author : Rowland Archer Jr.]
With the XT, IBM took a conservative developmental step; PC-DOS 2.0, on the other hand, took more of a leap.
Compatible with the IBM PC, the Corona PC features an 8088 microprocessor, 128K bytes of memory, a high-quality display and the Multimate word-processing program.
[author : Rich Malloy]
Hewlett-Packard's 68000-based microcomputer offers a lot of power in a small package.
[author : Berry Kercheval]
Reviews of Graphics Generator from Robert J Brady Co., Chartmaster from Decision Resources and Business Graphics from Business and P rofessional Software Inc.
[author : Jack Bishop]
A powerful and easy-to-use word-processing program. Superwriter provides many functions that are useful in a business environment.
[author : Richard S. Shuford]
A look at Japan's efforts to develop artificial intelligence.
[author : Phil Lemmons]
With an experimental speech input card, the IBM PC can plot sounds that can prove useful as speech aids for the deaf.
[author : A.J. Cote Jr.]
Written in the BDS version of the C programming language, the Lmodem program provides terminal emulation, text capture, and transfer of files.
[author : David D. Clark]
This package includes utility programs, a command interpreter, and a large programming library
[author : Deborah K. Scherrer, Philip H. Scherrer, Thomas H. Strong, and Samuel J. Penny]
How to get your Apple II to provide a wide selection of colors without sacrificing resolution.
[author : Robert H. Sturges Jr.]
A BASIC program called Font lets you substitute custom symbols for a portion of the computer's standard character set.
[author : Raymond A. Diedrichs]
Test the accuracy of statistical microcomputer software with these tools.
[author : Peter A. Lachenbruch]