Vol.10 n°1 january 1985

Vol.10 n°1 january 1985

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.96 INTRODUCTION

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

MacPaint provides a tool for thinking.

[author : Bill Benzon]

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

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

The interview with Steve Wozniak continues.

[author : Gregg Williams alld Rob Moore]

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

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

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

[author : Paul A Nilson]

p.223 AUDIO-FREQUENCY ANALYZER

[author : Vince Banes]

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?

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.289 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Rich Malloy]

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

A multiuser S-100--based operating system.

[author : Charles H. Strom]

p.317 LOTUS'S SYMPHONY

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

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.329 MAGICPRINT

Enhanced print programs for CP/M and MSDOS systems.

[author : Alan R. Miller]

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

Multiple fonts via ROM cartridges.

[author : Mark Haas]

p.353 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.361 INTRODUCTION

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

Jerry's readers write, and he replies.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

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

Steve answers project-related queries from readers.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

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

Dr. Ecker explores ways of counting without enumerating.

[author : Michael W. Ecker]

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.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.39, 440 WHAT'S NEW

p.48 ASK BYTE

p.59 CLUBS & NEWSLETTERS

p.65 BOOK REVIEWS

p.83 EVENT QUEUE

p.435 BOOKS RECEIVED

p.493 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

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

p.495 READER SERVICE