Vol.10 n°3 march 1985

Vol.10 n°3 march 1985

p.2 Contents

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.96 INTRODUCTION

p.96 INTRODUCTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.168 INTRODUCTION

p.171 BUILD YOUR DREAM EDITOR

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

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

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

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

p.221 AN XLISP TUTORIAL

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

[author : David Belz]

p.240 BUDGET 3-D GRAPHICS

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.242 INTRODUCTION

p.245 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

p.245 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Glenn Hartwig]

p.247 THE ALTOS 586 WITH THE XENIX DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM

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

p.256 THE NEC APC III

A business computer with high-resolution color graphics.

[author : John D. Unger]

p.267 ATARI 800XL

p.267 ATARI 800XL

An old friend has a new look.

[author : Jon Edwards]

p.277 DAZZLE DRAW

p.277 DAZZLE DRAW

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

[author : Gregg Williams]

p.283 THE KOALAPAD

p.283 THE KOALAPAD

One approach to making computers easy to use.

[author : Donald R. Osgood]

p.289 FRIENDLYWRITER AND FRIENDLYSPELLER

p.289 FRIENDLYWRITER AND FRIENDLYSPELLER

Inexpensive but limited word processing.

[author : Steven D. Ryals]

p.299 TECMAR'S JRCAPTAIN

p.299 TECMAR'S JRCAPTAIN

A memory-expansion board for IBM's PCjr.

[author : Glenn Hartwig]

p.303 REVIEW FEEDBACK

p.303 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.311 INTRODUCTION

p.311 INTRODUCTION

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

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

p.349 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

Jerry's readers write, and he replies.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.355 BYTE WEST COAST: UP TO DATE

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

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

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

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

p.390 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

Steve answers project-related queries from readers

[author : Steve Garcia]

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: ANOTHER WORLD: THE 68000

p.6 EDITORIAL: ANOTHER WORLD: THE 68000

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.39, 435 WHAT'S NEW

p.39, 435 WHAT'S NEW

p.48 ASK BYTE

p.48 ASK BYTE

p.58 CLUBS & NEWSLETTERS

p.58 CLUBS & NEWSLETTERS

p.65 BOOK REVIEWS

p.65 BOOK REVIEWS

p.83 EVENT QUEUE

p.83 EVENT QUEUE

p.396, 404 PROGRAMMING INSIGHTS

p.396, 404 PROGRAMMING INSIGHTS

p.412 APPLICATION NOTE

p.412 APPLICATION NOTE

p.418 BOOKS RECEIVED

p.418 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