Vol.10 n°5 may 1985

Vol.10 n°5 may 1985

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.96 INTRODUCTION

p.98 THE AT&T UNIX PC

AT&T integrates computer and telephone and civilizes UNIX for under $6000.

[author : Gregg Williams]

p.108 ClARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: BUILD THE HOME RUN CONTROL SYSTEM. PART 2: THE HARDWARE

Steve gets into the nuts and bolts of his new control system.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.128 SET EXTENSIONS WITH APPLE PASCAL

Expand your set capabilities with the SuperSets program.

[author : Alfred L. Schumer]

p.143 BUILD A TALKING CLOCK SPEECH SYNTHESIZER

Have your Commodore 64. VIC-20. or TRS-80 audibly announce the time

[author : Ernest H. Piette]

p.151 SMALLTALK COMES TO THE MICROCOMPUTER WORLD

Three articles focus on this object-oriented language.

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.152 METHODS: A PRELIMINARY LOOK

Methods attempts to recreate the Smalltalk development environment on the IBM PC and compatibles.

[author : Bruce Webster and Tom Yonkman]

p.155 SMALLTALK-PC

You can run Smalltalk on such systems as the Apple II and the IBM PC

[author : Christopher Made]

p.160 THE SMALLTALK PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE

This article presents a brief introduction to object-oriented programming.

[author : Jim Anderson and Barry Fishman]

THEMES

p.168 INTRODUCTION

p.171 MULTIPROCESSING: AN OVERVIEW

One word covers a variety of techniques for increasing computing speed.

[author : Rich Krajewski]

p.185 EXTENDING MICROPROCESSOR ARCHITECTURES

Extended-processing units can significantly broaden instruction sets.

[author : Gary D. Beals]

p.201 APPLYING DATA FLOW IN THE REAL WORLD

This model for parallel processing is finding its way into commercial applications.

[author : William Gerhard Paseman]

p.219 THE TRANSPUTER

A small computer can serve as a building block for parallel processing.

[author : Paul Walker]

p.239 DATA-MOVEMENT PRIMITIVES

The authors describe a low-cost, innovative technique for sharing memory

[author : J. Eric Roskos and Ching-Dong Hsieh]

REVIEWS

p.256 INTRODUCTION

p.259 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Glenn Hartwig]

p.260 THE COMPAQ DESKPRO

Four models offer "99.9 percent"- IBM PC compatibility.

[author : Jerry Grady]

p.270 IBM PC AT

This PC is geared toward business applications.

[author : Alan Finger]

p.279 TRUE BASIC

BASIC's originators try to bring structure to the realm of "spaghetti code".

[author : G. Michael Vose]

p.291 THE GTX-100 MODEM

Security functions are built into this smart device.

[author : Mark Haas]

p.299 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.305 INTRODUCTION

p.307 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT PRODUCT

Chaos Manor awards are handed out. and lerry discusses a new type of micro.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.347 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

Jerry"s readers write, and he replies.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.355 BYTE JAPAN: MEGABITS AND GIGAFLOPS

This month Bill looks at IBM Japan's 1-megabit RAM chips and new personal computers from NEC and Fujitsu.

[author : William M. Raike]

p.363 BYTE WEST COAST: HOMEBREW CHIPS

Our West Coast editors describe MOSIS and much more.

[author : John Markoff, Phillip Robil1son, and Donna Osgood]

p.385 BYTE U.K.: PARALLEL PROCESSING

From London, Dick introduces a machine called ALICE that uses parallel processors and executes a higher-order applicative language called Hope.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.399 COMPUTERS AND LAW: THE SALE OF COMPUTER PRODUCTS

Two attorneys look at the legal aspects of buying and selling computers.

[author : Robert Greene Sterne and Perry J. Saidman]

p.417 MATHEMATICAL RECREATIONS: AN EXERCISE IN BASIC BITWISE LOGIC OPERATION

The ancient game of Nim helps teach the use of logical operators.

[author : Robert T. Kurosaka]

p.424 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

Steve answers project-related queries from readers.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.429 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: 0.8660254 ≈ ...√3/2

This program lets you easily find the fractional equivalent of a decimal.

[author : Dan Sandberg]

(Nucleus)

p.433 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: COMPUTING PI

Approximate the decimal value of irrational numbers.

[author : David J. Crawford]

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: BYTE's READER POLL

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.39, 464 WHATS NEW

p.48 ASK BYTE

p.58 CLUBS & NEWSLETTERS

p.65 BOOK REVIEWS

p.83 EVENT QUEUE

p.442 BOOKS RECEIVED

p.525 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.526 BYTE's ONGOING MOTITOR BOX, BOMB RESULTS

p.527 READER SERVICE