Vol.10 n°5 may 1985

Vol.10 n°5 may 1985

p.2 Contents

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.96 INTRODUCTION

p.96 INTRODUCTION

p.98 THE AT&T UNIX PC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.168 INTRODUCTION

p.171 MULTIPROCESSING: AN OVERVIEW

p.171 MULTIPROCESSING: AN OVERVIEW

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

[author : Rich Krajewski]

p.185 EXTENDING MICROPROCESSOR ARCHITECTURES

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

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

p.219 THE TRANSPUTER

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

[author : Paul Walker]

p.239 DATA-MOVEMENT PRIMITIVES

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.256 INTRODUCTION

p.259 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

p.259 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Glenn Hartwig]

p.260 THE COMPAQ DESKPRO

p.260 THE COMPAQ DESKPRO

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

[author : Jerry Grady]

p.270 IBM PC AT

p.270 IBM PC AT

This PC is geared toward business applications.

[author : Alan Finger]

p.279 TRUE BASIC

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

p.291 THE GTX-100 MODEM

Security functions are built into this smart device.

[author : Mark Haas]

p.299 REVIEW FEEDBACK

p.299 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.305 INTRODUCTION

p.305 INTRODUCTION

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

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

p.347 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

Jerry"s readers write, and he replies.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.355 BYTE JAPAN: MEGABITS AND GIGAFLOPS

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

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

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

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

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

p.424 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

Steve answers project-related queries from readers.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

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

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

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.6 EDITORIAL: BYTE's READER POLL

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.39, 464 WHATS NEW

p.39, 464 WHATS 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.442 BOOKS RECEIVED

p.442 BOOKS RECEIVED

p.525 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.525 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

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

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

p.527 READER SERVICE

p.527 READER SERVICE