Thanks to advancing technology, you can construct an intelligent video terminal with just 21 integrated circuits.
[author : Steve Ciarcia]
Tomorrow's text editors may facilitate text composition from the earliest conceptual stages to the analysis of finished documents.
[author : Phil Lemmons]
Jerry covers a lot of territory this month; beginning his journey of a tho us and words with a trip to the Circuit Cellar.
[author : Jerry Pournelle]
The year calls up inevitable associations with George Orwell's novel of a futuristic, technologically oppressed society and raises questions concerning the presentand future significance of technology to our own culture.
[author : G. Michael Vose]
The Reason research project, exploring artificial intelligence, has developed a software bus that may have a significant effecton future software. As a hardware bus uses ICs, so the software bus manipulates various program components to provide integration, networking, and multitasking.
[author : Michael F. Korns]
By bridging the communication gap between people and robots, a plain-language system called Savvy increases the usefulness of these mechanical assistants.
[author : Dan Prendergast, Bill Slade, and Nelson Winkless]
As manufacturers rush to introduce their 32-bit designs, it's time to take a look at what these microprocessors are and what they're good for.
[author : Richard Mateosian]
Picture a microcomputer without a keyboard, without a power supply, and small enough to fit in your wallet. That's just one possible application of memory-card technology.
[author : Mark Mills]
CAD capabilities on desktop systems can simplify a variety of tasks, from flowcharting to product design, but the choices in hardware and software can be baffling.
[author : Rik Jadrnicek]
While the multidisciplinary nature of the technology may slow its advance, speech recognition is well on its way to becoming a major factor in our interactions with machines.
[author : George M. White]
Artificial intelligence offers possible solutions to the problems of communication between people and computers.
[author : Jane Eisenberg and Jeffrey Hill]
When your personal computer leaps off your desktop and into your briefcase, what type of software will accompany it?
[author : David Winer and Peter Winer]
Element managers that implement objects such as spreadsheet tables and paragraphs may supplant the traditional concept of the application program.
[author : John Banning]
This month's notes touch on Seequa Computer Corporation's Chameleon Plus and new trends in the printer market.
[author : Rich Malloy]
Supporting both 8-bit and 16-bit software, the Z-100 also offers impressive color graphics.
[author : Ken Skier]
Tired of the same old pinball games? Try creating your own with this software-design package.
[author : Elaine Holden]
One of the most significant features of Radio Shack's new computer is its Unix-derived operating system.
[author : Steve Barry and Randy Jacobson]
A new software package from Texas Instruments simplifies access to a financial database.
[author : Mark Haas]
The picture quality of your display can suffer when you use a radio-frequency modulator to interface your computer's video output to a standard color television, but a kit from Vamp offers an alternative.
[author : Richard F. Gillette]
In addition to speeding up Applesoft BASIC programs, the Einstein compiler provides statistical information on the programs compiled and can function as a debugging tool.
[author : Peter Callamaras]
[author : Seth P. Bates]
Using Intel's BPK 72 Bubble-Memory Prototype Kit, you can put together a 128K-byte bubble memory board for an S-100 bus system.
[author : Louis Wheeler]
The chief purpose of this music notation editor from Xerox is to help composers capture their ideas by speeding up the notation process.
[author : John Turner Maxwell III and Severo M. Ornstein]
You can construct a 68000-based system for under $200.
[author : Edward M. Carter and A. B. Bonds]
A preprocessor program that translates SAS-like statements into equivalent BASIC statements permits SAS like programs to run on a microcomputer.
[author : Jeff Bass]
The group walk-through, a process of "playing computer," provides a workable means of correcting programming problems.
[author : Andrew Citron]
A device-driver program for the clock Chip on a typical multifunction board takes advantage of special provisions in the IBM PC operating system.
[author : David Broadwell]