Vol.11 n°3 march 1986

Vol.11 n°3 march 1986

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.82 INTRODUCTION

p.84 PRODUCT PREVIEW: THE ATARI 1040ST

Two BYTE editors take a look at Atari's new $999 1-megabyte machine.

[author : Phillip Robinson and Jon R. Edwards]

p.96 FINDING THE TITANIC

After 73 years, the wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic was discovered with help fom the latest in image-processing equipment.

[author : Marti Spalding and Ben Dawson]

p.112 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: REAL-TIME CLOCKS: A VIEW TOWARD THE FUTURE

Steve presents two real-time clocks, one of which also provides nonvolatile RAM.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.128 PROGRAMMING PROJECT: A SIMPLE WINDOWING SYSTEM, PART I: BASIC PRINCIPLES

Bruce examines the problems involved in opening a window.

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.135 AN ANSI STANDARD FOR THE C LANGUAGE

ANSI has set up a standardization committee to develop a universal set of rules for this popular language.

[author : Steve A. Hersee and Dan Knopoff]

p.145 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: MACINTOSH EXPLORER

This disassembler, which translates machine code to human-readable mnemonics, was written in Microsoft BASIC for Apple's Macintosh.

[author : Olav Andrade]

THEME: HOMEBOUND COMPUTING

p.152 INTRODUCTION

p.155 WORKING AT HOME WITH COMPUTERS

For some, telecommuting is a choice; for others, it is the only option.

[author : Jane Morrill Tazelaar]

p.160 USING IMAGES TO GENERATE SPEECH

Semantic compaction lets speech-impaired people communicate quickly and effectively in a variety of environments.

[author : Bruce R. Baker]

p.171 THE ELECTRONIC UNIVERSITY NETWORK

Get a degree without ever leaving your computer.

[author : Donna Osgood]

p.177 THE TECHNOLOGY OF THE KURZWEIL VOICE WRITER

The present office system provides a clue to future applications for the deaf.

[author : Raymond Kurzweil]

p.191 INCREASING INDEPENDENCE FOR THE AGING

Robotic aids and smart technology can help us age less dependently.

[author : K. G. Engelhardt and Roger Edwards]

p.199 COMPUTING FOR THE BLIND USER

Some special human factors must be considered in assembling a workable system.

[author : Aries Arditi and Arthur E. Gillman]

REVIEWS

p.212 INTRODUCTION

p.215 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Glenn Hartwig]

p.217 KAY PRO 286i

An AT clone with a lower price.

[author : Harry Krause]

p.225 MODULA-2 SYSTEM FOR Z80 CP/M

Hochstrasser's system supports most features as defined by Niklaus Wirth.

[author : Brian R. Anderson]

p.237 POCKET APL

STSC's inexpensive implementation.

[author : Eric H. Johnson]

p.245 ARITY/PROLOG

A version for MS-DOS machines.

[author : William G. Wong]

p.251 BRAILLE-EDIT

Raised Dot's talking word processor.

[author : Henry Brugsh]

p.261 PRINTIT

A card that lets you print anything on an Apple II screen.

[author : Henry Brugsch and Joseph J. Lazzaro]

p.265 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.266 INTRODUCTION

p.269 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: ALL SORTS OF SOFTWARE

Jerry survives his BIX party and spends a busy month looking at new software.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.293 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

Jerry's readers write, and he replies.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.297 APPLICATIONS ONLY: FIRST IN A SERIES

In this new column Ezra examines four software products.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

p.305 ACCORDING TO WEBSTER: 68000 WARS: ROUND I

Bruce begins his comparison of the three prominent 68000 computers.

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.327 BYTE JAPAN: A NEW LANGUAGE AND A LAPTOP

Bill looks at an all-Japanese programming language called Mind and at the Fujitsu FM-16μ.

[author : William M. Raike]

p.333 BYTE U.K.: THE AMSTRAD PCW 8256

This new, completely functional. Z80-based computer and word processor from the U.K. costs less than most electric typewriters.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.343 MATHEMATICAL RECREATIONS: DIOPHANTINE EQUATIONS

Who was Diophantus? Here's one way to find out.

[author : Robert T. Kurosaka]

p.354 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

Steve answers project-related queries from readers.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: WISHES FOR SPRING: A WIDER CIRCLE

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.37, 399 WHAT'S NEW

p.44 ASK BYTE

p.54 CLUBS AND NEWSLETTERS

p.57 BOOK REVIEWS

p.78 EVENT QUEUE

p.358 DISKS AND DOWNLOADS

p.367 BEST OF BIX

p.461 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.462 BYTE'S ONGOING MONITOR Box, BOMB RESULTS

p.463 READER SERVICE