Vol.9 n°6 june 1984

Vol.9 n°6 june 1984

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.109 INTRODUCTION

p.111 THE HP 110

This new battery-powered machine has 752K bytes of RAM and ROM and has built-in software including Lotus 1-2-3.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

p.115 TRUMP CARD, PART 2: SOFTWARE

The BASIC and C compilers for this Z8000 card boost the performance of the IBM PC.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.127 FASTER FORTH

Substituting a macro for the executable part of a word reduces overhead in subroutine-threaded languages.

[author : Ronald L. Greene]

p.131 AN ADA LANGUAGE PRIMER, PART 1

An introduction to the language endorsed by the Department of Defense.

[author : Sabina H. Saib]

p.136 MACINTOSH PASCAL

With the introduction of this version, Pascal becomes an interpreted language.

[author : G. Michael Vose]

p.142 BUILD A PRINTER BUFFER

While waiting for your printer to finish your latest enormous listing, you can build a buffer that eliminates the wait.

[author : John Bono]

p.146 APPLE FAX: WEATHER MAPS ON A VIDEO SCREEN

This project lets your Apple display real-time weather maps on a high-resolution screen.

[author : Keith H. Sueker]

p.154 SPREADSHEET IN BASIC

This program permits more cells than some commercial spreadsheets and is written in Microsoft BASIC.

[author : Rodolfo Cerati]

THEME: EDUCATION

p.161 INTRODUCTION

p.162 A COMPUTER ON EVERY DESK

More and more universities in America are using personal computers as tools for education and communication.

[author : Donna Osgood]

p.187 PROGRAMMING BY REHEARSAL

Using the theatrical stage as a metaphor, this development environment makes it easier to write educational software.

[author : William Finzer and Laura Gould]

p.215 GAME SETS AND BUILDERS

Two types of graphics-based educational software go beyond computer-aided instruction.

[author : Ann Piestrup]

p.223 CAUTIONS ON COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION

A psychologist ponders the relationship between computer-based systems and human social systems.

[author : Stephen L. Chorover]

p.233 LANGUAGES FOR STUDENTS

Above all, languages must show simplicity, power, compatibility, and cognitive richness.

[author : Fred A. Masterson]

p.243 MICROCOMPUTERS IN THE FIELD

[author : Robert P. Case]

An anthropologist describes the selection and "hardening" of a portable computer for use in field research.

p.255 KERMIT : A FILE-TRANSFER PROTOCOL FOR UNIVERSITIES, PART 1: DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS

Personal computers need to talk to minicomputers and mainframes in universities, and this protocol lets them do so.

[author : Frank da Cruz and Bill Catchings]

p.279 SAN FRANCISCO'S EXPLORATORIUM

A hands-on, interactive museum uses personal computers to teach science through experience.

[author : John Markoff]

p.287 DESIGNING A SIMULATED LABORATORY

A personal computer simulates a classic experiment and teaches the concepts of cardiac function.

[author : Nils Peterson]

REVIEWS

p.301 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

p.303 ANOTHER LOOK AT CP/M-80 C COMPILERS

Whitesmiths, Q/C, and Supersoft Cs get a close examination.

[author : Christopher Kern]

p.321 ARCHON

This game requires a sense of strategy and dexterity.

[author : Gregg Williams]

p.327 THE CHAMELEON PLUS

Compatible with the IBM PC, the Chameleon Plus merits serious consideration but does have some drawbacks.

[author : Rich Krajewski]

p.341 THE TEXAS INSTRUMENTS SPEECH COMMAND SYSTEM

This voice input and output system for the TI Professional comes under the scrutiny of an experienced user.

[author : Mark Haas]

p.353 VOLITION SYSTEMS' MODULA-2

The author compares this version of Modula-2 for the Apple with familiar Apple Pascal.

[author : Eric Eldred]

p.367 INFOSCOPE

A RAM-based data-management system that exploits the IBM PC's color monitor wins the praise of an old hand at databases.

[author : George Bond]

p.374 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers react to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.385 INTRODUCTION

p.387 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: A SUPERBUSY MONTH

Jerry celebrates a new hard disk, examines the Apple-Franklin decision, and romps through an assortment of new hardware and software.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.400 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

Jerry's readers write, and he replies.

p.405 BYTE WEST COAST: LESSONS LEARNED

SoftOffice's gestation was difficult, but this package provides icon-based integrated software at low overhead.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: BYTE's NEW LOOK

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.38 UPDATE

p.50, 468 WHAT'S NEW

p.60 ASK BYTE

p.79 BOOK REVIEWS

p.91 CLUBS AND NEWSLETTERS

p.94 EVENT QUEUE

p.463 BOOKS RECEIVED

p.525 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.526 BYTE'S ONGOING MONITOR BOX, BOMB RESULTS

p.527 READER SERVICE