Vol.12 n°2 february 1987

Vol.12 n°2 february 1987

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.82 Introduction

p.85 Workstations

An evaluation of three models offers a tantalizing glimpse of where personal computers are going.

[author : Charles D. Weston and George A. Stewart]

p.101 Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: Build an Infrared Remote Controller

A custom hand-held transmitter and receiver.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.114 Programming Project: Illinois Functional Programming: A Tutorial

Construct functional programs with this public domain language.

[author : Arch D. Robison]

p.129 Build Your Own 256K Amiga Expansion RAM

Save over a hundred dollars by building your own expansion RAM module.

[author : Richard F Retter and Andrew N. Morelli Jr.]

p.135 Programming Insight: Calculating the Area of an Irregular Shape

A BASIC program for calculating the areas of simple closed curves.

[author : Rene Stolk and George Ettershank]

p.137 Programming Insight: Another Approach to Data Compression

Use this set of BASIC programs to explore the Nyquist sampling theorem.

[author : Robert J. Sciamanda]

THEME: Educational Computing

p.146 Introduction

p.149 Using Computers for Instruction

A research scientist looks at the results and implications of the Second National Survey of Instructional Uses of School Computers.

[author : Henry Jay Becker]

p.165 The Difference in Higher Education

Profiles of five colleges making good on their promise to provide campuswide access to computers.

[author : Donna Osgood]

p.183 The Quiet Revolution

The author takes us inside the electronic university-does it really emulate the traditional classroom?

[author : Brock N. Meeks]

p.193 A Hard Look at Educational Software

The state of the art in education hardly reflects the technological advances available.

[author : Adeline Naiman]

p.201 The Potential for Interactive Technology

The future for learning and using technology requires vision and facts.

[author : Alfred Bork]

REVIEWS

p.210 Introduction

p.213 Reviewer's Notebook

[author : Jon Edwards]

p.215 The ALR Access 386 and the Compaq Deskpro 386

Two high-performance 80386 machines.

[author : Stanley J. Wszola and Curtis Franklin Jr.]

p.221 Four Portable Computers

IBM PC-compatible laptops from Toshiba, Zenith, Bondwell, and IBM.

[author : John D. Unger]

p.231 The Atari 1040ST

An excellent value with just a few problems.

[author : Dave Menconi]

p.239 Four Ink-Jet Printers

Offering' s from Diconix, Quadram, Xerox, and Tektronix.

[author : Robert D. Swearengin]

p.247 Microsoft QuickBASIC 2.0

An integrated programming environment with many features.

[author : Dennis Dykstra]

p.255 Forecast Master

A state-of-the-art statistical package.

[author : Lowell Rosen]

p.256 Public Domain Software for the Amiga

Some of the best public domain programs available.

[author : Warren Block]

p.261 Review Feedback

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

264 Introduction

p.267 Computing at Chaos Manor: A Confederation of Hackers

A detailed description of WordPerfect highlights this month's column.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.287 BYTE U.K.: And More Clones

Dick looks at new computers from Amstrad and Apricot.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.295 Applications Only: Miscellany

A gigantic backlog and a guilt complex cause Ezra to consider several products.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

p.303 According to Webster: Journeys

More on the Apple IIGS and a look at some FORTH products.

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.319 Mathematical Recreations: A Ternary State of Affairs

The base-3 number system offers an automatic solution to a classic puzzle

[author : Robert T. Kurosaka]

BEST OF BIX

p.331 Amiga

p.333 Atari ST

p.337 IBM PC and Compatibles

p.339 Apple II/Macintosh

p.341 BASIC

p.344 Pascal

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial : The Hidden Peril of Electronic Publishing

p.9 Microbytes

p.16 Letters

p.29 What's New

p.49 Events and Clubs

p.52 Ask BYTE

p.60 Circuit Cellar Feedback

p.67 Book Reviews

p.329 Chaos Manor Mail

p.388 BOMB and Coming Up in BYTE

p.389 Company Index

p.391 Reader Service

LISTINGS

p.306 From BIX

From BYTEnet (617) 861-9764

On Disk see card after 328

In Print see card after 328