Vol.10 n°3 march 1985

Vol.10 n°3 march 1985

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.96 INTRODUCTION

p.98 ClARClA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: BUILD THE TOUCH-TONE INTERACTIVE MESSAGE SYSTEM

As a prelude to his major home-management/control system. Steve returns to the subject of DTMF decoding.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.113 FACTFINDER

The first text database for the Macintosh uses a window-based interface and a MacWrite-style editor.

[author : John Markoff]

p.119 ARITHMETIC ON YOUR PC

Overcome your PC's floating-point decimal limitation with this BASIC program.

[author : Peter Rice]

p.129 BUILD A SERIAL CARD

You can put together an inexpensive serial card for the Sanyo MBC 550.

[author : Robert Kong Win Chang]

p.130 TWO FLAT-DISPLAY TECHNOLOGIES

Gas-plasma and electroluminescent displays may someday take the place of cathode-ray tubes.

[author : Richard S. Shuford]

p.141 NAVIGATION: PUTTING THE MICROCOMPUTER TO WORK AT SEA

The BASIC program described computes a ship's geographic position based on two successive sextant readings.

[author : Frederic N. Rounds]

p.151 A UNIT-CONVERSION ALGORITHM

This simple program is table-driven and can be extended to include almost any unit of measure

[author : David L. Kahn]

THEMES

p.168 INTRODUCTION

p.171 BUILD YOUR DREAM EDITOR

The inexpensive programming editors discussed here are powerful and highly customizable.

[author : Steve McMahon]

p.183 THE COMMODORE 64 80-COWMN TERMINAL

If you've got an EPROM programmer handy, build this modification for the Commodore 64.

[author : John C. Field, Greg Richards, and Eric Beenfeldt]

p.193 THE KIT SOLUTION

The 8-MHz, 16-bit Slicer is at the heart of a low-cost computer system.

[author : Laine Stump]

p.207 PUBLIC-DOMAIN GEMS

Bulletin-board systems and independent distributors offer a wealth of free and nearly free software for the IBM PC and the Apple Macintosh.

[author : John Markoff and Ezra Shapiro.]

p.221 AN XLISP TUTORIAL

This public-domain language lets you experiment with artificial intelligence.

[author : David Belz]

p.240 BUDGET 3-D GRAPHICS

Three-dimensional plotting can be easy and inexpensive with the SURF program

[author : Tom Clune]

REVIEWS

p.242 INTRODUCTION

p.245 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Glenn Hartwig]

p.247 THE ALTOS 586 WITH THE XENIX DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM

A low-cost, UNIX-based microcomputer.

[author : Greg Corson]

p.256 THE NEC APC III

A business computer with high-resolution color graphics.

[author : John D. Unger]

p.267 ATARI 800XL

An old friend has a new look.

[author : Jon Edwards]

p.277 DAZZLE DRAW

Paint with 16 colors on an Apple IIc or 128K-byte IIe

[author : Gregg Williams]

p.283 THE KOALAPAD

One approach to making computers easy to use.

[author : Donald R. Osgood]

p.289 FRIENDLYWRITER AND FRIENDLYSPELLER

Inexpensive but limited word processing.

[author : Steven D. Ryals]

p.299 TECMAR'S JRCAPTAIN

A memory-expansion board for IBM's PCjr.

[author : Glenn Hartwig]

p.303 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.311 INTRODUCTION

p.313 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: ON THE ROAD: HACKERCON AND COMDEX

In a jam-packed column, Jerry describes the highlights-including one of the most interesting parties he's attended-of these two meetings.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.349 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

Jerry's readers write, and he replies.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.355 BYTE WEST COAST: UP TO DATE

A first-of-its-kind convention for computer hackers is detailed, as well as the new Graphics Environment Manager called "GEM" from DR.

[author : John Markoff, Phillip Robinson, and Ezra Shapiro]

p.363 BYTE U.K.: MULTITASKING FORTH

These multitasking systems, recently written in Great Britain, can be implemented on very small machines.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.375 BYTE JAPAN: A SAMPLER

Bill looks at Turbo Pascal, IBM Japan's JX, WordStar 2000, and some other new products.

[author : William M. Raike]

p.383 MATHEMATICAL RECREATIONS: MAGIC SQUARES

The method described here lets you easily construct any odd-order magic square.

[author : Robert T Kurosaka]

p.390 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

Steve answers project-related queries from readers

[author : Steve Garcia]

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: ANOTHER WORLD: THE 68000

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.39, 435 WHAT'S NEW

p.48 ASK BYTE

p.58 CLUBS & NEWSLETTERS

p.65 BOOK REVIEWS

p.83 EVENT QUEUE

p.396, 404 PROGRAMMING INSIGHTS

p.412 APPLICATION NOTE

p.418 BOOKS RECEIVED

p.493 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

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

p.495 READER SERVICE