Vol.10 n°1 january 1985

Vol.10 n°1 january 1985

p.2 Contents

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.96 INTRODUCTION

p.96 INTRODUCTION

p.98 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: UNDERSTANDING LINEAR POWER SUPPLIES

p.98 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: UNDERSTANDING LINEAR POWER SUPPLIES

Proper design brings simplicity and reliability

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.113 THE VISUAL MIND AND THE MACINTOSH

p.113 THE VISUAL MIND AND THE MACINTOSH

MacPaint provides a tool for thinking.

[author : Bill Benzon]

p.135 A GLIMPSE INTO FUTURE TELEVISION

p.135 A GLIMPSE INTO FUTURE TELEVISION

How will high-definition television open the window on the world for users of personal computers?

[author : Joseph S. Nadall]

p.155 MICROSOFT MACINTOSH BASIC VERSION 2.0

p.155 MICROSOFT MACINTOSH BASIC VERSION 2.0

This new version offers greater support of the Macintosh's distinctive features.

[author : Gregg Williams]

p.167 THE APPLE STORY, PART 2: MORE HISTORY AND THE APPLE III

p.167 THE APPLE STORY, PART 2: MORE HISTORY AND THE APPLE III

The interview with Steve Wozniak continues.

[author : Gregg Williams alld Rob Moore]

p.183 UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLIES

p.183 UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLIES

These devices can save you from losing data in the dark.

[author : William Rynone]

p.197 AN INTRODUCTION TO FIBER OPTICS, PART 2: CONNECTIONS AND NETWORKS

p.197 AN INTRODUCTION TO FIBER OPTICS, PART 2: CONNECTIONS AND NETWORKS

Optical fibers are becoming practical for use in applications such as local networks.

[author : Richard S. Shuford]

p.211 ALGORITHMS FOR A VARIABLE-PRECISION CALCULATOR

p.211 ALGORITHMS FOR A VARIABLE-PRECISION CALCULATOR

There's help for those who need to perform decimal computations on large numbers.

[author : Paul A Nilson]

p.223 AUDIO-FREQUENCY ANALYZER

p.223 AUDIO-FREQUENCY ANALYZER

[author : Vince Banes]

p.255 FONT DESIGN FOR PERSONAL WORKSTATIONS

p.255 FONT DESIGN FOR PERSONAL WORKSTATIONS

Improved on-screen and printer fonts can help to make computers more acceptable as tools for a literate public.

[author : Charles Bigelow]

p.275 EXPERT SYSTEMS-MYTH OR REALITY?

p.275 EXPERT SYSTEMS-MYTH OR REALITY?

Artificial intelligence is considered by some to be one of the most important technologies on the horizon.

[author : Bruce D'Ambrosio]

REVIEWS

p.286 INTRODUCTION

p.286 INTRODUCTION

p.289 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

p.289 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Rich Malloy]

p.290 THE HP 110 PORTABLE COMPUTER

p.290 THE HP 110 PORTABLE COMPUTER

Hewlett-Packard's 8OC86-based lap-Size machine.

[author : Mark Haas]

p.305 GIFFORD'S MP/M 8-16

p.305 GIFFORD'S MP/M 8-16

A multiuser S-100--based operating system.

[author : Charles H. Strom]

p.317 LOTUS'S SYMPHONY

p.317 LOTUS'S SYMPHONY

Another large, multipurpose spreadsheet program from the makers of 1-2-3.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.329 MAGICPRINT

p.329 MAGICPRINT

Enhanced print programs for CP/M and MSDOS systems.

[author : Alan R. Miller]

p.337 THE HEWLETT-PACKARD THINKJET PRINTER

p.337 THE HEWLETT-PACKARD THINKJET PRINTER

Ink-jet technology for HP, IBM, and Apple computers.

[author : Mark Haas]

p.345 THE TI OMNI 800/MODEL 855 PRINTER

p.345 THE TI OMNI 800/MODEL 855 PRINTER

Multiple fonts via ROM cartridges.

[author : Mark Haas]

p.353 REVIEW FEEDBACK

p.353 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.361 INTRODUCTION

p.361 INTRODUCTION

p.363 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: THE FAST LANE

p.363 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: THE FAST LANE

This month's whirlwind tour of the computing scene includes a look at Orchid's PCturbo 186, the MI-286 from Macrotech, and Ashton-late's dBASE III.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.393 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

p.393 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

Jerry's readers write, and he replies.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.401 BYTE U.K.: THE AMSTRAD CPC 464

p.401 BYTE U.K.: THE AMSTRAD CPC 464

This "home" computer has potential for business applications as well.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.413 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

p.413 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

Steve answers project-related queries from readers.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.415 BYTE WEST COAST: LIGHT TOUCHES

p.415 BYTE WEST COAST: LIGHT TOUCHES

The Mac goes to college, and mice and laser disks are in the news.

[author : John Markoff and Phillip Robinson]

p.425 MATHEMATICAL RECREATIONS: THE FUNDAMENTAL COUNTING PRINCIPLE

p.425 MATHEMATICAL RECREATIONS: THE FUNDAMENTAL COUNTING PRINCIPLE

Dr. Ecker explores ways of counting without enumerating.

[author : Michael W. Ecker]

p.429 BYTE JAPAN: THE NEW AND THE OLD

p.429 BYTE JAPAN: THE NEW AND THE OLD

Our Tokyo correspondent focuses on denser chips and software piracy in the East.

[author : William M. Raike]

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: AUTONOMOUS WEAPONS AND HUMAN RESPONSIBILITY

p.6 EDITORIAL: AUTONOMOUS WEAPONS AND HUMAN RESPONSIBILITY

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.39, 440 WHAT'S NEW

p.39, 440 WHAT'S NEW

p.48 ASK BYTE

p.48 ASK BYTE

p.59 CLUBS & NEWSLETTERS

p.59 CLUBS & NEWSLETTERS

p.65 BOOK REVIEWS

p.65 BOOK REVIEWS

p.83 EVENT QUEUE

p.83 EVENT QUEUE

p.435 BOOKS RECEIVED

p.435 BOOKS RECEIVED

p.493 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.493 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.494 BYTE's ONGOING MONITOR Box, BOMB RESULTS

p.494 BYTE's ONGOING MONITOR Box, BOMB RESULTS

p.495 READER SERVICE

p.495 READER SERVICE