Vol.10 n°13 december 1985

Vol.10 n°13 december 1985

p.2 Contents

Features

p.90 INTRODUCTION

p.93 CIARCIAS CIRCUIT CELLAR: TURNKEY BULLETIN-BOARD SYSTEM

Steve combines the SB180 computer and Xecom's MOSART chip to produce a state-of-the-art system.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.106 PROGRAMMING PROJECT A SIMPL COMPILER, PART 1 THE BASICS

This is the fisrt of a three-part series on the construction of a compiler for a high-level language.

[author : Jonathan Amsterdam]

p.118 PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: THE TANDY 600 AND THE TANDY 3000

A production version of the 600, an 80C88-based laptop machine is examined, as well as a prototype of the 3000, a clone of IBM's PC AT.

[author : G. Michael Vose]

p.125 ENGLISH RECOGNITION

English gives you a variety of ways to express complex actions with a minimum of program interaction.

[author : Roy E. Kimbrell]

p.145 SCIENTIFIC APPLICATIONS SOFTWARE

The author tells you to choose suitable scientific software.

[author : John C. Nash]

p.155 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: VIRTUAL FIELDING IN MICROSOFT BASIC

Handle files with large record lenghts on Microsoft BASIC systems.

[author : C. R. J. Currie]

p.161 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: TRAVESTY WITH DATABASE

This Turbo Pascal travesty generator stores frequency information in a database.

[author : Neil J. Rubenking]

THEMES

p.166 INTRODUCTION

p.169 AN OVERVIEW OF CONFERENCING SYSTEMS

The author presents a guided tour through COM, EIES, PARTI, NOTEPAD, and other systems.

[author : Brock N. Meeks]

p.187 CONFERENCING STANDARDS

The search for a universal conferencing standard continues.

[author : Jacob Palme]

p.195 DATABASE STRUCTURE IN PORTACOM

The discussion focuses on the functions that affect database structure in computer conferencing systems.

[author : Jacob Palme]

p.203 THE NETWORK APPLICATION MANAGER

You can put any application involving communications on a conferencing system.

[author : Robert A. Flavin and Jack D. Williford]

p.221 STORAGE ARCHITECTURES

The author of CoSy discusses the implications of storage architecture.

[author : Alastair J. W. Mayer]

p.239 COMMON GROUND

The user-friendliness of this microcomputer-based conferencing system derives from its easy-to-visualize functions.

[author : Chris Hancock]

p.251 LOCAL POWER IN A REMOTE LINK

Conferencing systems can let microcomputers handle much of the processing load.

[author : Chuck McManis]

p.263 CONVERSATIONS

The authors dicuss an alternative to memos and conferences.

[author : Douglas E. Comer and Larry L. Peterson]

p.273 CROSS-SYSTEM CONFERENCING WITH CLACR

Micros may offer a way to link systems and cut costs.

[author : Sherwin M. Levinson]

REVIEWS

p.290 INTRODUCTION

p.293 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Glenn Hartwig]

p.294 THE AT&T PC 6300

IBM PC compatibility, an 8086-2 processor, and graphics capability.

[author : Bob Troiano]

p.306 THE TANDY 200 AND THE NEC PC-8401A

[author : Harry Krause]

Comparing two under-$1000 laptop.

p.317 GOLDEN COMMON LISP

Gold Hill Computers' implementation for microcomputers.

[author : Bruce D'Ambrosio]

p.323 THE NORTON UTILITIES

Tools for recovering data and managing directories.

[author : Rubin Rabinovitz]

p.329 HYPERDRIVE FOR THE MACINTOSH

An add-in hard-disk drive holding 10 or 20 megabytes.

[author : Gregg Williams]

p.335 UPGRADES FOR THE TRS-80 MODEL 100

Equipment for expanding a portable.

[author : Terry Kepner]

p.343 THE IBM PROPRINTER

A dot-matrix machine.

[author : Rich Malloy]

p.351 PANASONIC'S 4-COLOR GRAPHIC PENWRITER

An electronic typewriter, a printer, and a graph maker combined.

[author : Jon R. Edwards]

p.359 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.360 INTRODUCTION

p.363 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: THE EUROPEAN CONNECTION

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.383 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.385 BYTE U.K.: THE TORCH TRIPLE X

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.397 BYTE JAPAN: COMPUTING IN TAIWAN

[author : William M. Raike]

p.405 ACCORDING TO WEBSTER: MICROCOMPUTER COLOR GRAPHICS-OBSERVATIONS

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.420 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: NEW SERVICES

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.37, 429 WHAT'S NEW

p.48 ASK BYTE

p.58 CLUBS AND NEWSLElTERS

p.65 BOOK REVIEWS

p.86 EVENT QUEUE

p.477 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.478 BYTE's ONGOING MONITOR BOX, BOMB RESULTS

p.479 READER SERVICE