Vol.9 n°7 july 1984

Vol.9 n°7 july 1984

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.119 INTRODUCTION

p.121 SYMPHONY: A FULL-ORCHESTRA VERSION OF LOTUS 1-2-3

Word processing and communications add to the power of this integrated program.

[author : Rik Jadrnicek]

p.125 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: A MUSICAL TELEPHONE BELL

Steve's latest project can help you personalize the sound of your telephone and, in the process, learn about the telephone system.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.136 THE WEST COAST FAIRE

The lord of the manor visits his favorite computer show.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.139 AN ADA LANGUAGE PRIMER, PART 2: TOOL BUILDING IN ADA

The primer concludes with an exploration of more advanced programming techniques and a look at Janus Ada for microcomputers

[author : Sabina H. Saib]

p.143 KERMIT: A FILE-TRANSFER PROJOCOL FOR UNIVERSITIES, PART 2: STATES AND TRANSITIONS, HEURISTIC RULES, AND EXAMPLES

This method works on both microcomputers and mainframes.

[author : Frank da Cruz and Bill Catchings]

THEME: VIDEO

p.149 INTRODUCTION

p.151 ELECTRONIC ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Interactive video technologies help explore "the realm of worthwhile knowledge."

[author : Peter R. Cook]

p.171 TELEVISIONS AS MONITORS

There's a new generation of TV receivers that double as computer displays.

[author : Ken Coach]

p.179 COMPUTER CONTROL OF A VIDEO RECORDER

You can extend the capabilities of your VCR with any sound-generating computer.

[author : Cy Tymony]

p.187 VIDEODISCS AND COMPUTERS

Hardware, formats, and interfacing are discussed.

[author : Stan Jarvis]

p.207 CONTROLLING VIDEODISCS WITH MICROS

Tips on getting started and a generic BASIC program for the Sony SMC-70 are presented.

[author : Rod Daynes and Steve Holder]

REVIEWS

p.233 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

p.235 THE SAGE II AND SAGE IV COMPUTERS

Driven by the 32-/16-bit MC68000 chip, the Sage computers display the power of the p-System.

[author : Allen Munro]

p.247 THE COMPAQ Plus

A key feature of this transportable computer is its shock-mounted, 10-megabyte fixed disk.

[author : Mark Dahmke]

p.255 XENIX FOR THE IBM PC XT

Sritek offers a 68000-based multiuser system.

[author : Steven H. Barry and Randall Jacobson]

p.267 TURBO PASCAL

Borland International's new Pascal compiler is available in CP/M and PC-DOS versions.

[author : Tom Wadlow]

p.281 LISP FOR THE IBM PERSONAL COMPUTER

Integral Quality's IQLISP is compared with muLISP from The Soft Warehouse.

[author : Jordan Bortz and John Diamant]

p.293 THE SMITH-CORONA L-1000 PRINTER

This daisy-wheel unit is appropriate for light-duty word processing or high-quality program listings.

[author : Richard S. Shuford]

p.301 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers react to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.303 INTRODUCTION

p.305 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: THE AT&T COMPUTERS

The good doctor applauds the 3B2/300 and goes on to critique a plethora of products.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.328 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

Jerry's readers write, and he replies.

p.341 BYTE WEST COAST: TRENDS IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS

On-line search software and faster modems help personal computer users access specialized information on large databases.

[author : John Markoff]

p.361 BYTE JAPAN: START-UP

BYTE's Tokyo correspondent reports on Seiko's wrist computer, the Akihabara district, and other news from across the Pacific.

[author : William Raike]

p.365 MATHEMATICAL RECREATIONS: INVARIANCE

Several number tricks are based on this principle.

[author : Michael W. Ecker]

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: PATRONIZING THE NAIVE USER

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 UPDATE

p.44, 410 WHAT'S NEW

p.54 ASK BYTE

p.69 CLUBS AND NEWSLETTERS

p.73 BOOK REVIEWS

p.94 EVENT QUEUE

p.112 BYTE'S BUGS

p.114 BYTE'S BITS

p.406 BOOKS RECEIVED

p.461 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.462 BYTE'S ONGOING MONITOR BOX, BOMB RESULTS

p.463 READER SERVICE