Vol.13 n°2 february 1988

Cover Story

p.100 Multiscan Color Monitors

These versatile displays let you use today's wide range of graphics adapters.

[author : George A. Stewart]


p.67 What's New

p.89 Short Takes



Word 4.0

Portable Vectra


Ask Dan About Taxes & Tax Preparer



p.117 Compaq Flexes Its Muscles

The Compaq Deskpro 386/20 offers the highest level of PC performance yet.

[author : Mark L. Van Name]

p.129 The Tandy 4000

A solid AT-compatible 80386-based system.

[author : Mark L. Van Name]

p.135 Datavue's Spark and Snap 1+1

Two laptops that attempt to break away from the crowd.

[author : Alex Lane]

p.142 Micro Channel Memory Boards

A look at seven memory boards for the IBM PS/2 Models 50 and 60.

[author : Jonathan Shiell, Bud Smith, and Curtis Franklin Jr.]

p.146 A Quintet of WORMS

Five write-once optical disks for the IBM PC and compatibles.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.153 Turbo Pascal 4.0

A new modular design disintegrates the 64K-byte barrier of earlier versions.

[author : Walter Banks]

p.156 MPW C for the Mac

A software development environment for the 68020/68881.

[author : Mike Wilson]

p.165 dBASE Mac vs. McMax

[author : Namir Clement Shammas]

Ashton-Tate and Nantucket Corp. move into Macintosh software with database packages.

p.168 MathCAD 2.0

A mathematical scratchpad for MS-DOS computers.

[author : George A. Stewart]

p.172 RS/1 Research System

[author : Harley P. Macon]

A powerful and easy-to-use data-analysis package.


p.179 Computing at Chaos Manor: Life after Las Vegas

Jerry tries out new products for the 386, a Mega ST, and a huge COMDEX.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.199 Applications Only: Shortcuts for Simplicity

MacInTax and TaxView, a brainy printer cable, TopDOS, and PowerStation.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

p.205 IN DEPTH: Lisp

p.206 Introduction

p.207 Lisp: A language for Stratified Design

Lisp's power to express abstractions is illustrated in several programs written in the Scheme dialect.

[author : Harold Abelson and Gerald Jay Sussman]

p.221 Semantics of Scheme

This modern dialect of Lisp is an excellent medium for learning about semantics.

[author : William Clinger]

p.229 How Lisp Has Changed

An orphan for many years, Lisp now enjoys widespread support.

[author : David S. Touretzky]

p.236 Lisp Resource Guide


p.243 The New LIM/EMS

The major players in the microcomputer industry get together again to improve the Expanded Memory Specification.

[author : Peter Immarco]

p.249 The DSI Transputer Development System

DSI's new Transputer coprocessor board puts concurrency in your IBM PC.

[author : John Poplett and Rob Kurver]

p.259 Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: The BCC180 Multitasking Controller Part 2: EPROMs and Compilers

A further discussion of the hardware, and a look at BASIC-180.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]


p.6 Editorial: News and Technology

p.11 Microbytes

p.22 Letters

p.34 Chaos Manor Mail

p.38 Ask BYTE

p.40 Circuit Cellar Feedback

p.51 Book Reviews

307 Coming Up in BYTE


p.306 Editorial Index by Company

p.309 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.310 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 312


From BIX: see 238

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On disk or in print: see card after 288