Vol.8 n°11 november 1983

Vol.8 n°11 november 1983

p.2 In the Queue (table of contents)


p.36 Build the H-Com Handicapped Communicator

The Intel 8748 is the basis for a scanning communicator that users can control with just one switch.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.52 BYTE West Coast: California Hardware

A look at four new products, from a portable computer to bubble-memory boards.

[author : Barbara Robertson]

p.65 User's Column: The Latest from Chaos Manor

This month's potpourri begins with a discussion of disk formats.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]


p.76 Inside the IBM PC

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]

p.78 IBM PCs Do the Unexpected

The IBM PC can conquer a fascinating array of scientific, business, and educational tasks.

[author : Steven S. Ross]

p.88 IBM's Estridge

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]

p.99 Enhancing Screen Displays for the IBM PC

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]

p.121 POKEing Around in the IBM PC, Part 1: Accessing System and Hardware Facilities

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]

p.135 Could 1,000,000 IBM PC Users Be Wrong?

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]

p.144 Big Blue Goes Japanese

The capabilities of IBM Japan's new 5550 Multistation will make it a formidable competitor in the red-hot Japanese market.

[author : Richard Willis]

p.168 Expanding on the IBM PC

A survey of expansion boards including 17 fact-filled tables.

[author : Mark J. Welch]

p.188 lnstallable Device Drivers for PC-DOS 2.0

A look at the importance of device drivers and how they work with the PC.

[author : Tim Field]

p.199 A Communications Package for the IBM PC

How one company's communications software package evolved as a result of user feedback.

[author : Richard Moore and Michael Geary]

p.211 A Graphics Editor for the IBM PC

A graphics editor called GLYPHE makes drawing with the PCs graphics characters fun as well as efficient.

[author : Charles B. Duff]

p.232 Comparing the IBM PC and the TI PC

They may look alike but each of these computers has its own special features.

[author : Bobbi Bullard]

p.247 Technical Aspects of IBM PC Compatibility

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]

p.254 The Making of the IBM PC

The success of the 70-year-old International Business Machines Corporation can be explained in one word: marketing.

[author : Brian Camenker]

p.257 Concurrent CP/M

This operating system efficiently uses computer and operator resources.

[author : Joe Guzaitis]

p.272 The IBM PC Meets Ethernet

By adopting Ethernet technology IBM PCs can share peripherals and information

[author : Larry Birenbaum]

p.285 MS-DOS 2.0: An Enhanced 16-bit Operating System

The most recent version of Microsoft's popular single-user operating system offers installable device drivers. Xenix compatibility, and background tasking.

[author : Chris Larson]


p.294 The IBM PC XT and DOS 2.0

[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.

p.308 The Corona PC

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]

p.328 A Look at the HP Series 200 Model 16

Hewlett-Packard's 68000-based microcomputer offers a lot of power in a small package.

[author : Berry Kercheval]

p.352 Three Generations of Business Charts for the IBM PC

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]

p.370 A Versatile IBM PC Word Tool: Sorcim's Superwrlter

A powerful and easy-to-use word-processing program. Superwriter provides many functions that are useful in a business environment.

[author : Richard S. Shuford]


p.394 Japan and the Fifth Generation

A look at Japan's efforts to develop artificial intelligence.

[author : Phil Lemmons]

p.402 Speech Images on the IBM PC

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.]

p.410 Lmodem: A Small Remote-Communication Program

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]

p.430 The Software Tools: Unix Capabilities on Non-Unix Systems

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]

p.449 Double the Apple II's Color Choices

How to get your Apple II to provide a wide selection of colors without sacrificing resolution.

[author : Robert H. Sturges Jr.]

p.467 A Character Editor for the IBM PC

A BASIC program called Font lets you substitute custom symbols for a portion of the computer's standard character set.

[author : Raymond A. Diedrichs]

p.560 Statistical Programs for Microcomputers

Test the accuracy of statistical microcomputer software with these tools.

[author : Peter A. Lachenbruch]


p.4 Editorial: Growth vs Quality


p.12 Letters

p.481, 502, 518, 524, 552 Programming Quickies

p.487, 494, 507 Technical Forums

p.532, 538, 544 Book Reviews

p.575 User to User

p.591 Clubs and Newsletters

p.596 Ask BYTE

p.610 Software Received

p.622 Event Queue

p.640 Books Received

p.646 What's New?

p.717 Unclassified

p.718 BYTE's Ongoing Monitor Box and BOMB Results

p.719 Reader's Service