Vol.9 n°5 may 1984

Vol.9 n°5 may 1984

p.2 In the Queue (table of contents)


p.40 Trump Card, Part 1: Hardware

Speed up your IBM PC with 16-bit coprocessing power.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.59 User's Column: Chaos Manor's Hard-Disk System

Dirty filters, 8/16-land, views of the future, and inevitably more.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.88 BYTE West Coast: Bulletin Boards in Space

Amateur radio pioneering promises low-cost global communications.

[author : John Markoff]


p.98 Professional Computing

This month's theme articles explore how microcomputers can take on part of the burden of running many types of professional offices.

[author : Stanley J. Wszola]

p.101 A Professional's Perspective on User-Friendliness

New systems are described as user-friendly, but what does that mean?

[author : William J. Raduchel]

p.108 A Computer In the Doctor's Waiting Room

By handling patients' preliminary queries on a particular medical problem, the program described can save a doctor's time for answering more complicated questions.

[author : George Zucconi]

p.122 The Microcomputer as a Decision-Making Aid

A computer can help you make work decisions, but only if you know what to expect.

[author : Peter Callamaras]

p.127 Benchmarking Business-Modeling Software

The guidelines presented can help you compare the functions and speed of business-modeling software.

[author : William Hession and Malcolm Rubel]

p.137 Expert Systems for Personal Computers

The TK!Solver approach.

[author : Milos Konopasek and Sundaresan Jayaraman]

p.160 How Lawyers Can Use Microcomputers

[author : Robert P. Wilkins]

Small systems can help cut costs while upgrading legal service.

p.171 Computerizing a Medical Office

A physician's advice can be useful for other professionals needing tailored applications.

[author : Jonathan Javitt]


p.187 Reviewer's Notebook

BYTE's product-review editor comments briefly on Multiplan, PFS:Write, Infoscope, and more.

[author : Rich Malloy]

p.189 Thinktank

Billed as an "idea processor," Thinktank is an outlining and organizing tool.

[author : William R. Hershey]

p.196 The QDP-300 Computer

A high-priced but speedy Z80 system.

[author : Edward Joyce]

p.206 The Kaypro 10

This hard-disk CP/M portable has a large software bundle and a small price.

[author : Steve McMahon]

p.225 Converting the TRS-80 Model III for CP/M

The author compares Mapper III, Shuffleboard III and Vid-80.

[author : Mark E. Renne]

p.236 Robographics CAD-l

Convert an Apple computer into a drafting system.

[author : Rik Jadrnicek]

p.246 Two More Versions of C for CP/M

A benchmark comparison of Q/C and Eco-C.

[author : David D. Clark]

p.258 LNW-80

A user reports favorably on this Z80-based, 8-bit TRS-80 work-alike.

[author : Mahlon G. Kelly]


p.275 This Month's Features

BYTE's features editor gives an overview of the issue's feature articles.

[author : G. Michael Vose]

p.276 The Apple IIc Personal Computer

Apple introduces a portable IIe compatible that runs ProDOS.

[author : John Markoff]

p.288 Inside the Model 100's ROM

Explore the built-in software of the TRS-80 Model 100.

[author : Brian Cameron]

p.307 Maximizing Hard-Disk Performance

How cache memory can dramatically affect transfer rates.

[author : Roy Chaney and Brian Johnson]

p.339 Update on Apple Macintosh and Lisa 2

The Macintosh turns out to be more expensive than expected.

[author : Gregg Williams]

p.340 Fitting Curves to Data

[author : Marco S. Caceci and William P. Cacheris]

The Simplex algorithm is the answer.

p.366 Laboratory Data Collection with an IBM PC

A versatile hardware/software combination.

[author : Stephen C. Gates]

p.382 Putting the Apple II Work, Part 2: The Software

A high-speed system for the acquisition and analysis of data.

[author : Richard C. Hallgren]

p.400 ISIM: A Continuous-System Simulation Language

The structure and features of a simulation language designed to run under CP/M are discussed.

[author : Roy E. Crosbie]

p.406 Indexing Open-Ended Tree Structures

How to "walk" through a "grove" of A-trees in search of hierarchical nodes.

[author : John Snyder]

p.415 Using Comments to Aid Program Maintenance

Complex software can be maintained more easily by the judicious use of remarks embedded in the program code.

[author : Richard A. Thomas]


p.4 Editorial: The BYTE Reader: Who You Are


p.14 Letters

p.426 BYTE's User to User

p.444 Event Queue

p.468, 474 Book Reviews

p.478 Clubs and Newsletters

p.481 Books Received

p.488 Software Received

p.495 Ask BYTE

p.499 What's New?

p.573 Unclassified Ads

p.574 BYTE's Ongoing Monitor Box and BOMB Results

p.575 Reader Service