Vol.9 n°13 december 1984

Vol.9 n°13 december 1984

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.96 INTRODUCTION

p.98 THE TANDY 1000

This 16-bit machine provides remarkable computing power at a surprisingly low price.

[author : G . Michael Vose]

p.105 CIARCIAS CIRCUIT CELLAR : BUILD THE POWER I/O SYSTEM

Use your computer to control ac/dc power.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.119 C-LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS

The Safe C Compiler/Profiler, the Instant-C interpreter, and the C Source Debugger are examined.

[author : G. Michael Vose]

p.121 AN INTRODUCTION TO FIBER OPTICS, PART I

Light tamed by glass waveguides offers wide communication bandwidth.

[author : Richard S. Shuford]

p.124 SOFTWARE FRAMEWORKS

Software toolkits can save you programming time.

[author : Gregg Williams]

THEME: COMMUNICATIONS

p.128 INTRODUCTION

p.131 THE EVOLUTION OF A STANDARD ETHERNET

The technology of local networking (Ethernet-style) is well established.

[author : Edwin E. Mier]

p.147 LOCAL-AREA NETWORKS FOR THE IBM PC

Finding the one that best meets your needs can be quite a task.

[author : J. Scott Haugdahl]

p.179 HIGH-SPEED DIAL-UP MODEMS

The founder of Racal-Vadic reports on the promise and peril of faster data transmission.

[author : Kim Maxwell]

p.187 WRITING COMMUNICATIONS IN BASIC

Easy terminal emulation and file transfer can be yours to program.

[author : Barry J. Arnow]

p.199 LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT PROGRAM

The authors discuss criteria for selecting communications software.

[author : David Barr and George deW. Rogers]

p.215 THE ON-LINE SEARCH

Learn how to access the world's brain.

[author : Suzana Lisanti]

REVIEWS

p.234 INTRODUCTION

p.237 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Rich Malloy]

p.239 THE TANDY MODEL 2000

Radio Shack's 80186-based MS-DOS computer.

[author : Mark S. Jennings]

p.252 THE ZENITH Z-150 PC

An IBM PC-compatible system, also available in kit form.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr]

p.263 TK!SOLVER

A "spreadsheet" for scientists.

[author : Alan R. Miller]

p.277 WORDPERFECT

A word processor for the IBM PC.

[author : Ricardo Birmele]

p.293 THE EPSON LQ-1500

A high-resolution dot-matrix printer.

[author : Ken Sheldon]

p.301 REVIEW FEEDBACK

KERNEL

p.305 INTRODUCTION

p.307 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: HOME AGAIN

Jerry admires the HP LaserJet printer and starts a quest for a clock board while Alex Pournelle takes a look at the TI Professional Computer.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.335 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

Jerry's readers write, and he replies.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.343 BYTE WEST COAST: HAPPENINGS

Two BYTE editors report on LAN standards, Concurrent PC-DOS, and IBM's acquisition of Rolm Corporation.

[author : John Markoff and Ezra Shapiro]

p.355 BYTE U.K.: PROLOG ON MICROCOMPUTERS

Logical propositions replace computer-oriented instructions.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.365 BYTE JAPAN: HAND-HELD COMPUTERS AND MSX STANDARDS

Hand-helds, the Big.APL portable, and MSX computer standards are in the news.

[author : William M. Raike]

p.375 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

Steve answers project-related queries from readers.

[author : Steve Garcia]

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: LOOKING BACK: 1984

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.39, 432 WHAT'S NEW

p.48 ASK BYTE

p.59 CLUBS & NEWSLETTERS

p.65 BOOK REVIEWS

p.83 EVENT QUEUE

p.411 APPLICATION NOTE

p.416 BOOKS RECEIVED

p.491 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.494 BYTES ONGOING MONITOR BOX, BOMB RESULTS

p.495 READER SERVICE

BYTE APPLE GUIDE

(table of contents)

p.A4 Editorial

[author : Phil Lemmons]

p.A7 PART I: THE APPLE II, A COMPUTER THAT ENDURES

p.A8 ARTISTIC TOOLS FOR THE APPLE II FAMILY

Apple's new Mouse versus Koalas lightpen.

[author : Eric Eldred]

p.A18 APPLEWORKS: AN INTEGRATED OFFICE PRODUCT

The right tool for the small office with limitations.

[author : Karen Cmar]

p.A23 PRESHIFT-TABLE GRAPHICS ON YOUR APPLE

Move blocks of pixels across the screen with only 3K bytes of overhead.

[author : Bill Budge, with Gregg Williams and Rob Moore]

p.A30 LOW-COST WORD PROCESSING ON THE APPLE

A number of low-priced WPs offer high-priced features.

[author : Daniel J. Gingras]

p.A38 ALF'S 8088 COPROCESSOR FOR YOUR APPLE

Can you turn your Apple into an IBM? Not quite.

[author : David Morganstein]

p.A45 EXPANDING YOUR APPLES APPLICATIONS

Your Apple can run thousands of CP/M programs.

[author : Robert Peck]

p.A48 THE SEARCH FOR SPEECH

Speech synthesizers have become working tools for computerists.

[author : Joe Lazzaro]

p.A58 APPLE'S NEW MODEM AND ACCESS II

Smart packaging for Apple's brightest modem.

[author : Henry Brugsch]

p.A65 PART II: THE PERSPECTIVE, VIEWS FROM WITHIN

p.A67 THE APPLE STORY. PART I: EARLY HISTORY AN INTERVIEW WITH STEVE WOZNIAK

Wozniak tells BYTE how his company began.

[author : Gregg Williams and Rob Moore]

p.A75 "C" IS FOR CRUNCH AN INTERVIEW WITH PETER QUINN

An Apple design manager talks candidly about the origins of the IIe and the IIc.

[author : Gregg Williams]

p.A79 PART III: THE MACINTOSH AND THE LISA 2, THE FUTURE OF APPLE

p.A80 EXTRA STORAGE ON THE MAC

Tecmar and Davong develop two different approaches to mass storage.

[author : Dave Smith]

p.A85 MULTIPLAN/CHART ON THE MACINTOSH

Two reliable management tools make their debut on the Mac.

[author : Mitch Trachtenberg]

p.A94 EVALUATING THE MACINTOSH FINDER

Sure, it's friendly to the novice, but a programmer is a novice only once.

[author : Mark S. Jennings]

p.A102 HABADEX ON APPLE'S MACINTOSH

A time manager/appointment book that is too little, too early.

[author : Léo Laporte]

p.A106 THE LISA 2: APPLE'S ABLEST COMPUTER

The top of Apple's line is both underrated and underused.

[author : David D. Redhed]

p.A115 THE FIRST LOOK AT FORTH ON THE MAC

A difficult language made no simpler on the Mac.

[author : Gregg Williams]

p.A133 WHAT'S NEW

A special section of products that will interest the Apple owner.