80 Microcomputing - 1982
80 Microcomputing - Volume 25 - January, 1982






Issue Information:


Volume: # 25
Date: January 1982
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 404

Table of Contents:
    

Features

60Videotext for the MassesMichael NadeauWhen computer executives talk about the "Information Revolution," they may be stirring the ashes of Uncle Karl without really knowing it.
66Terminal CaseG Bert LatamoreThe Canadians have adopted the European approach to videotext-an approach that doesn't always take into account the wants of the proletariat.
80A Little Pascal, Part IIMargaret M. GrothmanReaders slightly blue from holding their breath waiting for the followup to Ms. Grothrnan's first piece may at last inhale.
92Get the BusinessFor those of you who read our November business issue and thirsted for more, imbibe: Dan Keen and Dave Dischert introduce you to Cobol and explain spanning disks on the Model II; Edwin Dethlefsen shows you how your pocket computer can become an investment portfolio; John D. Eaton (*) helps you track the rising cost of materials; Jerry Rutledge (*) makes tabulating survey results easy; and Steven M. Zimmerman and Leo M. Conrad (*) write about manipulating loans.
179Buyer's Guide to Disk DrivesFor those of you frustrated by CLOADing for the last time, a potpourri of disk drives from the mini-floppy to Winchester technology.

Applications

174No more 90 Pound Weakling.Guell F. StevensCharles Atlas In your Pocket Computer.
306If this is Tuesday, It Must Be ...Walter J. AtkinsHappy Birthday from your Pocket Computer

Games

265Martian Missile AttackCharles E GillenNo city on earth is safe!
302Micro Puzzle BoxDavid MoewsA venerable game in a new box.

General

140The Ultimate Parts ManagerBruce W. McCalleyFor Model T fanatics only.

Hardware

172Do-It-Yourself DisksJames S. SchaellerInstall Model III internal drives.
244Digital DoodlesAlan StehmerBuild a low cost plotter.
288Those CLOAD BluesDon HartiesHow to end them.
294Double Your DensityAllen J. DomuretWithout Model I hassles.
316Model I, Meet Model IIIMike Berrow and Jim BrydgesMake them kissing kin.

Interface

318The Straight ShooterThomas C QuindryEl Cheapo light pen.

Reviews

72It's a Big, Big Colorful WorldHoward Berenbon. . .when you hook your Color Computer into CompuServe
122The Plot ThickensDan DeJarnetteA look at Radlo Shack's plotter-printer.
126TASMONRowland ArcherA machine-language monitor.
132Making Basic a SnappRick LedermanAn auto map you won't use with your car.
218What's a TRZ-80?Eric LindsayNo, not another new product from Kitchen Table Software.

Technique

190Alpha GraphicsLarry BaschThere's no money in these dollar signs, just graphics.
258Add that Professional TouchJoe C SteelhammerLook like a programmer. Be a programmer.
274Programmer for HireDennis J GilligHave Computer Will Program
276The FlasherEveritt MickeyMake that loafer work.
278Unmasking your Z80R F Genovese... with the help of computer interrupts.
290Using Print UsingChris RendeA lesson in a Basic function

Tutorial

310Ordered ChaosKen WebbA look at randomness

Utility

196NEATLISTD N EwartFor the Walter Matthaus among us.
200Array I/ONorman NeffFast data transfer of BASIC data.
204Add CRC ASAPRoxton BakerCyclical Redundancy Code for Tape
217Does FORMAT get your BACKUP?W. D. HartStop raising your hackles over glitched disks.
224Fill In The BlanksRobert SchuldenfraiPack your records before committing them to tape.
230Another Major Operation on ScripsitLynn W GravesGrafting it to a printer
240Tape SpateBill BowmanSave and Recover.
304Lost in BasicMark C. PaxtonVariables are where you find them.

Departments

6Proof Notes
8RemarksWayne Green
1080 Input
2880 AccountingMichael Tannenbaum
30Soft BitsRoger Fuller
36Reviews
52Exclusive OracleDennis Kitsz
56Kitchen Table SoftwareDavid Busch
326News
34280 ApplicationsDennis Kitsz
364Education 80Earl R Savage
366Notes From Beneath the KeuboardPaul Weiner
376Input/OutputJim Keogh
382New Products
391Calendar
392Reload 80
403Reader Service

80 Microcomputing - Volume 26 - February, 1982






Issue Information:


Volume: # 26
Date: February 1982
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 374

Table of Contents:
    

Features

53The Future in MiniatureJohn P. Mello Jr.Micros are becoming more pervasive in the nation's schools. What does the silicon classroom mean to the future of education? Some observers see bright skies on the horizon, but other forecasters see ominous consequences in today's trends.
60Anything Jodi Can Do.Jodi TallmanWhen nine and a half year-old author Tailman was getting bored because her mom was on vacation, she decided she'd show her dad she could write a computer program and make money by writing an article.
94A Look at the Future-Education and ComputersJames Edward KeoghMost educators recognize the power of microcomputers, but unless educational software is carefully designed with an eye on life in the typical classroom, micros can become a center of frustration.
128Making More PossibleKenny Leichtman For the physically handicapped the computer is new hope, new independence and new opportunity toward lessening the gap between what they can and cannot achieve.
226Four Into One Will Go-Part IJim Hawkes and Grady R. Reese No, you don't need a new kind of math to achieve this feat of prestidigitation. Just a few lessons on cramming and the 1K of unassigned memory in your CPU.

Business

238The Trade WinsAdam and Mark Finkelslein Stock market simulation.
268The Profit Prognosticator R.B. Nottingham Calculating the cornerstone of management.

Education

68An ‘80 In the Apple Stephen Radln Where there's a will there's a way.
70Computer Etch-A-Sketch Thomas W. Mustico Fast graphics in the classroom.
82To Comma or Not to Comma John D. Perron So It won't be a question mark.
100Roll Call!Michael M.T. Henderson Where's Johnny now?
104Put Them to the Test Barry Davis Making exams easy.
112Extra-Terrestrial Thomas A. WellsEverything you ever wanted to know about this solar system.
116Learning the Elements James W. Wood Enter the Great High School Chemistry Hero.
120Earth to Class, Listen Up!Madeline Fish Networking in the classroom.
162RS8-0Tay iysay Hahray?Jerold M. Stratton Speaking In Tongues.
192The Ten Key TutorMel KnoyleA program that programs you.
202Colorful TitrationsJames W. Wood Avoid getting your feet wet.
256Elementary, My Dear Primate. Richard C. Vanderburgh Don't let this program make a monkey of you.

Game

166Tumblin' Dice Ronald H. Bobo A mind boggler.
232Kings and Catapults William C. AdamsA game of siege.

General

126Battery Backup Howard F. Batie Make your own mayday.
186Two Transfers Please Bettye HollinsEliza and Micromusic make it to disk.
196Dream Team Dennis Wangsness Your computer can make all the pieces fit together.
200Mod III NotesJohn Ratzlaff On loading cassettes.
210The Bemusing Triangle C. Brian Honess If Pythagoras only had a TRS-80.
220Can You Get Me A Date?John T. Phlllipp . . .and bachelor number three is..
240Performance Analysis C.H. Ballard A technique for tracking execution.
250Print WhizJohn A Parker Getting the most from Electric Pencil and Line Printer IV

Graphics

194The Random Picture Generator James A. Swarts Graphic Entropy.

Hardware

184Networking on a Shoestring.Donald R. Melnke The $100 net

Technique

204Polar GeneratorKen Webb Fast graphics bring you to the top of the world.

Review

148Model II Compiler Basic Larry Clark Trouble for Tandy?
152The New NEWDOS/80Paul R Prescott Better than ever.
164Radio Shack's Compiler Basic Richard G. McGarveyFor the Model I and III
172The Microsoft Macro AssemblerG. GratzerSpeed up writing machine language.
180The SK-2 Clock Modification Kit C.H. Ballard More MHz for your Z80.
222Model II ScripsitRichard Harkness Tandy enters the Big Leagues.
254Centronics 737 Arthur J. Welcher Excellent with beautiful features.

Tutorial

248Tab Extender David C. Hedlnger Pick up some more with this program

Utility

260Error Code ExpandedRoger C. Alford Off those irritating abbreviations.
262Lots of Little Letters to Line Your Listings. John R. Olsen. Jr.Dealing with life before lowercase.
264As The Screen Scrolls M. Keller Keep column headings from going over the edge of night.
272Snapshot Robert RiceWhen trace isn't enough.

Departments

6Proof Notes
8RemarksWayne Green
1480 Input
3080 AccountantMichael Tannenbaum
36Soft BitsRoger Fuller
40Exclusive ORacleDennis Kitsz
48KitchenDavid Busch
290Reader Service
294News
300Reload 80
310Reviews
33080 ApplicationsDennis Kitsz
344New Products
354Education 80Earl R Savage
356Money DOSJ M Keynes
358Input/OutputJames Edward Keogh
362Copernica MathematicaBruce Douglass
370Calendar

80 Microcomputing - Volume 27 - March, 1982






Issue Information:


Volume: # 27
Date: March 1982
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 406

Table of Contents:
    

Features

78The Editors Choice Jake Commander and Kalvos GesamteBrace yourself to be wowed when two of our editors team up to create some graphics to dazzle the eye.
84Where There's a Will. . .Shawn A McClenahanWhen told a Color Computer, printer, and CompuServe don't mix, this author was determined to do it.
90Color ReversiAnthony M. LedgerCreating a Color Computer version of Othello was going to be a simple little project for Tony Ledger, but he soon discovered it wasn't as simple and little as he thought.
112Mirror ImaginingBob BootheAs long as Bob has been plotting surfaces, he's wanted to create a decent sphere. At last he has and now you can, too.
142Is a Rose in Color Still a Rose?Roy GreenAfter seeing what Bob Boothe did in black and white, this author thought it would look twice as good in color.
162Jake’s WampetersJohn P. Mello Jr.There's been an ironic symmetry in the wacky life of 80 Micro’s affable Englishman, an irony echoing a Vonnegut novel.

Applications

152Priming the Data BaseStuart F. RingEasy find for sequential files.
176Tax Relief for the RichCharles R. PerelmanManipulating the new estate tax law.
210CC-Color Computer or Chamber of Commerce?Richard S. AdcockBusiness can be colorful.

Education

184Grade BookB. E. PugsieyPut it in your computer.
330You Light Up My LifeJames W. WoodTeaching light theory.
106SubchaseriJohn StelnerThe enemy below on your Color Computer.
154Save All HumansBob BootheShooting flying saucers.
252Flip A PieceJohn CominioPlay your computer in Othello.

General

168Radio Shack vs IBMRoger Van GhentModel II vs 5150.
234Two Way ANOVARichard C. MffiarveyAnalysis of variance.
298Broadening The TRS-80 HorizonDavid D BuschA change of heart
308When the Postman Doesn't Even Ring OnceRobert E. AverillMail order disorder.

Graphics

1383-D GraphicsEric FogelinGeometric shapes in 4K.
240Color From a Model IIIPaul T. Ward and Roit A. DeiningerIf you have a digital plotter.
258Shady CharactersRichard RamellaDraw silhouettes on your 80.
270Paper GraphicsJay F RosenbergOn a Line Printer IV.
280Pictures at a Model II ExhibitionJesse W. BakerHave fun on this 80, too.
294When Black Is WhiteThomas W. TacheDrop-out graphics.

Hardware

102Color Computer UpgradeBrian MurphyFrom 4K to 16K.
126Smarten Up, Color Computer!Richard Esposito and Bertram A. ThielAdding 16K of RAM.
156RAM WarsShewn A. McClenahanPiggyback RAM chips.
172Building an M-80James Hawhes and Grady ReeseOr a single-board micro.
206Hydra-DiskMatt RobinsTwo heads are better than one.
242The Joy of InterfacingHoward BatieBuilding joysticks.
290Video Snow ShovelBrian SmithOr a plow for your CRT.

Technique

230To Err is ... OkayRichard S. AdcockAn error bypass.
304Smooth GraphicsRonald GoodmanDo the software impossible.

Tutorial

260Z80 Bit TablesHerb RobinsonByte off more than you can chew.
314One-Drive Bulletin BoardJohn HodgsonAll on a 5.25.
326Dizzy DecimalsJames R. ShoreHow to handle them.

Utility

120Back to the Drawing BoardIrwin RappaportBeat graphics boredom.
212COLORMONDouglas R CookMonitor your color programs.
214Base 2 Screen printerWilliam S. KentFor the tiger in your printer.
216SecretsStephen MillsProgram padlock.
284Graphics for ProfileCharles R. WoodA patch for a popular program.
318Reading, Writing and Assembly LanguagePatrick MorganDisk I/O in Assembly.
332TRSDOS 2.0 FixTom MornlniNo exit is a good exit.
336VariSpeedBruce EvansStick shift in your 80.

Departments

7RemarksWayne Green
10Proof Notes
12Input
3280 AccountantMichael Tannenbaum
36Soft BitsRoger Fuller
48Reviews
66Kitchen Table SoftwareDavid Busch
70Notes from Beneath the KeyboardPaul Wiener
33880 ApplicationsDennis Kitsz
350Money DOSJ M Keynes
352Medical OpinionPhilip R. Mills, M.D.
358Copernica MathematicaBruce Douglass
370Education 80Earl R. Savage
372News
385Reload 80
386Calendar
388New Products
402Reader Service

80 Microcomputing - Volume 28 - April, 1982






Issue Information:


Volume: # 28
Date: April 1982
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 406

Table of Contents:
    

Features

86Basic Misinterpreter David Busch Speak of the Devil! Dave says he's received such a demand for KT1 products that he thought it would be a good idea to produce ... er ... acquire some. Here is his first offering, an item he says is "a significant technological regression."
112BIPEDKenny LeichtmanIn Stamford, CN, American business is owning up to the confidence President Reagan has placed in it to help the disadvantaged, and using computers to do it.
128Dateline: Sri LankaJohn P. Mello Jr.Some observers of the computer scene contend there isNo computer humor, but David Busch doesn't seem to haveNoticed. Our roving jokester takes his eye off the infamous Kitchen Table Inc. to talk about himself.
135Buyer’s Guide to UtilitiesHere they are-assemblers, editor/assemblers, monitors, disk zappers, renumberers, tape utilities, file utilities, and m
152Make Butterflies-Not BugsJake CommanderSo you're aNew kid on the block and your idea of a utility is something you own in Monopoly. Well, Uncle Jake, who has written a few utilities in his day, will help open your eyes and your mind.

Business

298One Twelfth of a MiseryJames K KrapfGiving the usurer his due.

Education

294Vocabulary TestPaul KalksteinCramming – Silicon style.
302King KomputerDana B. AllisonAn end to the reign of the yardstick.

Game

222Computer RepeatRandolph A. FontenotA test of memory and keyboard dexterity.

General

76BibliographyPaul SecordA little summer reading.
124ANight on the TownDavid GunnEven computersNeed a change of venue.
182Model II DisassemblerRichard L. FaberModifying Wuebker.
258Sublime SimulationsJames E. KeoghHow they work.
282Vexed by the VoidRandy M. ResnlckPlanet O2 where are you?
328A Handy, Dandy, Tandy TableR. Gene LangstonIf you are a carpenter.. ..

Hardware

220A New Generation of CharactersWalter C. Park Sr.A lowercase chip in search of an 80.

Home/Hobby

270Bringing the Supermarket to Its KneesJ.A. KraynakBeg for mercy, Mr. Whipple.
274To Catch a ThiefDavid G KuhnA program to make cat burglars yowl

Review

70Line Printer VIIIRichard WallaceMore for $100 less.
82Line Printer VIIJames E. McKennaYou don't have to shuffle off to Buffalo to get one.
94Snow Shovel for Your VideoRonald H. BoboToro for your tube.
98Spelling CheckerM. M. FinefrockFive spelling checkers compared.
278Dot Matrix BargainsHarley DykThe price Is right for this quintet.

Technique

254Model I Do FilesPhillip Jackisch and Gordon KnappFor the lazy among us.
290Worm Pills for BasicDan Keen and Dave DischertSyntax doesNot a programmer make.
332Total RecallJ. Gary BenderFORTRANNever forgets.

Series

264Technological Destiny-Part IGary DillioManifest in the silicon sun.

Utility

167BAM!Jeff ByrkltLearn M/L from a 14 year old.
176Model II Terminal DriverJames E. KorenthelCP/M, Cobol and compatibility.
188Rapid System LoaderDavid C. HedlngerMachine language loading In the fast lane.
206LOC-EditorJon Mark O'ConnorError-trapping homebody.
208ZubroutinesPeter AshleyRun silent, GOSUB.
214Direct Access.Harold B. FinkDisk routines from Basic with ease.
226Memory Size?Hugo T. JacksonRead this before you throw your keyboard against the wall.
234SYSTEMized BasicGreg BrowneSAVE SYS FORMAT.
240Using Test1AClaude T. Moultrle Jr.What Tandy left out.
244Command InterpreterRoger C. AlfordTake a PEEK at your 80’s ML routines.
250Model III Master DirectoryWilbur A. MuehligFound at last
306CP80Brian CameronA monitor like the big boys.

Departments

7RemarksWayne Green
10Proof Notes
12Input
28Kitchen Table SoftwareDavid Busch
3280 AccountantMichael Tannenbaum
40Reviews
66Education 80Earl R. Savage
338Reader Service
342Calendar
246Soft BitsRoger Fuller
254News
370Medical OpinionPhillip R. Mills, M.D.
374Reload 80
378Money DOSJ.M. Keynes
382Copernica MathematicaBruce Douglass
388New Products

80 Microcomputing - Volume 29 - May, 1982






Issue Information:


Volume: # 29
Date: May 1982
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 406

Table of Contents:
    

Features

80Computer CreationistsJay RoseWhen film makers want special sounds, they call on sound and video studios like Jay Rose's. And Jay and other studio technicians look to their micros for help in creating special effects more real than real.
88SpiromaniaJake CommanderWhat do you get when you cross a changing angle with a changing radius? According to Commander 80, computerized psychedelca and some sights to dazzle the eye.
98Celluloid CPUsMichael NadeauThe use of micros for special effects in motion pictures has been widely publicized, but there are other uses for micros in Tinseltown.
106Programmable Sound GeneratorMatt RobinsIf you have a Model I with disk drives, a synthesizer with nine simultaneous voices can be yours for $125.
128A Little Byte MusicSteve LevineAre you in the mood to learn how computers got in the GROOVE?

Business

326Financial WizardCharles R. PerelmanMoney Merlin for your Model II.

Education

316Dynamic Item SchedulingL. Benjamin WyckoMLearning by hunches.
332Time to Make 'em SweatRobert L. HawkesRelax while your 80 does your testing.

Game

292Space ChaseCharles E. GillenHighballing in the void.

General

142Programming PitchMenon L. DavisYour 80 and stereo can make beautiful music together.
164Fret No More!Edward LouisGuitar chords on your 80.
234Micro MelodiesKenneth Lee GibbsTeach your 80 to sing.
258Out of Thin ErrorRichard S. AdcockNot Fair, Odd Disease, Runs Good, et al.
264Two Strokes a SideMichael AveryHandicapping your golf game.
272Kryha Cipher MachineC. A. DeavoursFrom Union NJ, with love.
280Model III BiorhythmsLinda AndersonUnto each rhythm there is a sine wave.
298Fore! ScorekeeperRodger WellsAn 80 keeps track of your guest for 80.
318Computerized EngravingAllan S. JoffeWith a Model III-pantograph hookup.
320Confessions of a MicroholicMike KellerCan't get enough of that silicon wine.
324Damping Cassette OutputIan R. SinclairGarbage in may really be garbage-out.

Graphics

104Northern LightsBert LatamoreHow a designer's nightmare became a sculptor's dream.
242A Different PerspectiveF. Gilbert NielsenThe shadow of your CRT.
282Super BannerRon BalewskiSay it in sign language

Hardware

306Programmable Baud RateHugh CottleAvoid the homebrewed look.

Home/Hobby

238Home Budgeteer-RepriseManuel PabloPlay it again, Pablo.
252Computer Racing FormRonald H. BoboYour 80 as tipster.

Personality

176Divine DementiaMichael NadeauSome call it fate, others Kitsz-met.

Review

140The Philly PhiascoDavid GunnLooking for Arthur.
184C.Itoh 8510Mike KellerAll the ingenuity under the rising sun.
206LNW-80Richard L. BrocawBuild your own.
208TelewriterScott L. NormanCadillac for the Color Computer.
216Snappware Eases Random AccessRick LedemanEliminate LSET, RSET, MKS$ and CVI.
218ACCEL2 and Microsoft's Basic CompilerDennis WilkensParlez-vous machine language?
224The Memory BOXJack DeckerAdd RAM to your I.

Series

226Technological Destiny-Part IIGary DilllioData hierarchy, computer history and misconceptions.

Technique

302I Program Therefore ISAMRichard S. AdcockThe number-name dichotomy conquered.
322Gabby the Space CowbumRichard RameilaWhen the string breaks on your Chatty Cathy ...

Tutorial

260Model II PrimerJesse W. BakerRead this before you run.

Departments

6RemarksWayne Green
10Proof Notes
12Input
46Reviews
6280 AccountantMichael Tannenbaum
68Soft BitsRoger Fuller
73Commander 80Jake Commander
74Kitchen Table SoftwareDavid Busch
191Letter to Subscribers
336News
354Reader Service
358Reload 80
360Medical OpinionPhilip R. Mills, M.D.
366Exclusive OracleDennis Kitsz
370Notes from Beneath the KeyboardPaul Wiener
382MoneydosJ.M. Keynes
388Education 80Earl R. Savage
390Copernica MathematicaBruce Douglass
400Calendar
404New Products

80 Microcomputing - Volume 30 - June/July, 1982






Issue Information:


Volume: # 30
Date: June/July 1982
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 458

Table of Contents:
    

Contents

82Data Communications-TRS-80 StyleFrank J. Derfler, Jr.In a muddle over giving your 80 telecommunications capability? Author Derfler will tell you why you might want data communications for your micro and how you go about doing it.
96Breaker 19David D. BuschAfter getting an eyeful of "Hi there, I'm new! How do you work this, anyway?" on CompuServe's CB simulator, 80 Micro's KT1 Inc. expert thought it was time to explain a few things to a few people.
148For the Novice-Part IJay ChidseyIf you're new at computing or have been beeping for six months or so, author Chidsey has prepared a six-part series to help you over the rough spots. In this installment, he talks about memory-high and low.
106Spiromania-Part IIJake CommanderIn May's 80 Micro, Jake showed you some eyecatching color graphics. Now in a reprise, he'll tell you how to firm up your graphics technique and do some wowing of your own.
100Ohio Electronic News ExperimentJay ChidseyIn the Ohio hamlet of Tiffiny, a small-town paper has entered the micro age. Learn how the staff puts out the video equivalent of a 150-page newspaper every day.

Business

248SurveyRoger WellsTelemarketing for your micro.

Education

254CIE-Computers in EducationStephen RadinHow everything got up to date in CSD 22.
326OJTFrank TymonA program for rolling your own.
352Do Not PassJames W. WoodLearn road signs with the Color Computer.

Game

227Fortran PuzzlerRichard A. YehleWhat are the 57th St. Whiz Kids saying?
330You Light Up My GridDavid R. McGiumphyTic-tac-beep

General

184Print That IndexCarl EverettAn addendum to Klungle's index
272Propagation PredictionJohn D. ChipmanFor computerists who are HAMS
284BBS PrimerSteve WrightBulletin boards from the word go
296Hoodwinking TRSDOSLinda AndersonModel II printing prestidigitation
300Portal to Portal ReportJ. M. KeneippLet your 80 help you play the airline travel incentive game
306Play a Trick on ProfileBryan ScottPRORAN also runs
320Program Begat Son of Program Begat . . .Kenneth Christensen and Craig SaterA self-producing program for the mother in your 80.
344Expand it-Burn it inColin Alexander48K easy as pie
348A Gentle ReminderJeff RosenYour 80 can be a tough taskmaster
358PhonfindRoben EidridgeSorting business from pleasure

Hardware

128Bare Bones CommunicatorBob HartSkeleton talk from your cassette port
229Modem Auto-AnswerDon WestbrookHello, Don's away; would you like to speak to his computer?
310Sixteen Channel AID BoardDavid HaanBuilding on Fortna's interrupt Mode 1-1/2
374Singer Printer InterfaceDon DeJarnette and R. MailhotSlow, but better than dot matrix.

Home/Hobby

160Telephone DialerJim HickeyLazy fingers

Personality

174Bob Rosen-A Colorful Success StoryKerry LeichtrnanHow Connection-80 was born in Woodhaven, NY.

Reviews

116Color Computer UtilitiesScott NormanWhen you want to go beyond Basic programming with your color machine
122PL/I-80Thomas W. ParsonsThrowing some water on a mainframe witch.
150Data Base Managers-Part IIWynne KellerThree for the load
162MMSFORTHNicholas SpiesNew power for your 80
262DialogAlan Neibauer55 million records and not a song among them.
266Extended Color BasicFranklyn D. MillerExplaining its functions
280Statistical Analyses AnalyzedL. H. ZinconeRadio Shack vs Ecosoft
338It's in the MallWynne KellerThree software packages for the small businessman.

Series

176Do It Yourself Data Base-Part IKarl TownsendA tape version for 50 records
186Technological Destiny-Part IIIGary DilllioEasy COMS, easy goes
362Programming Pitch IIMerton L. DavisCorrecting a mix-up from last month

Technique

298The STRINGS's the ThingTim KnightLiberal use can conserve memory
308The PEEK of its CareerC. David WilsonLooking at that function for the Model II.
350ROM Breakout!J. C. SprottHow to modify the Basic interpreter's functions

Tutorial

192DiGraph DigressionsLen GorneyNever get lost again with this path-tracing program
232Stepwise RefinementB. BoassoKeep your porgrams from looking like a spiral stairacase

Utility

172Half DuplexerRichard C. McGarveyOdeledee -O!
194Basic TranslatorHoward E. MillerTransforming dialects of Basic
288Lost and FoundRobert Athanasiou and William AthanasiouDisk directory for the Model III
318Horizontal ScrollingG. M. FoleyWhen you want more than getting down
324Basic CommunicationRichard C. McGarveyA terminal program in a language we all understand.
33416, 10.2, or 8-Which Base Do We Appreciate?Karl SarnowLet your 80 run your bases
348DATAGENJohn HeusinkveldLet your Color Computer turn machine code into Basic.

Departments

6RemarksWayne Green
8Proof Notes
10Input
22Aid
26Debug
3080 AccountantMichael Tannenbaum
34Soft BitsRoger Fuller
44Reviews
74Commander 80Jacke Commander
78Kitchen Table SoftwareDavid Busch
376Money DOSJ. M. Keynes
386Reader Service
387Calendar
388News
406Feedback LoopTerry Kepner
412Copernica MathematicaBruce Douglass
428Education 80Earl R. Savage
430Medical OpinionPhilip R. Mills, M.D.
436Reload 80
438New Products
68News

80 Microcomputing - Volume 31 - August, 1982






Issue Information:


Volume: # 31
Date: August 1982
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 404

Table of Contents:
    

Features

66Assignment 46Victo R. AlbinoTri-Lizards, flying hotel rooms, and other evils face Commander Harry A. Flynn in this latest adventure. Enjoy playing and then learn how to write your own adventure step-by-step.
80Outdoor Computer Games? Yep!Barry AdamsSummer is time for the great outdoors. But you find it hard to tear yourself away from your computer, right? With these two outdoor games for your 80, you don't have to.
94The Colorful Computer - Part IFranklyn D. MillerThis begins a three-part serties illustrating the great versatility of Tandy's CC. In this installment, 21 graphics programs help you learn how to draw with Radio Shack's powerdul little machine.
112Ski SlalomJake ComamnderWhile you're lounging around the pook soaking up the rays, here's a cool reminder of what's waiting for you on the slopes come November.
120The Graphics KingSteven FrannAt an early age, Leo Christopherson saw his future in his dreams. Also his inclinations in blowing up walnut shell ships and playing the accordian
124TRON: Man in the ComputerJohn P. Mello JrHollywood has taken us into outer space, under the ocean, to the center of the earth, and inside the human body. Now it's taking us inside a computer. What it finds there you won't discover by taking the case off your 80
132The Game of KalahJonathan D VictorAn ancient game of stones and stratefgy for you and your computer to play with. Also, learn some rudimentary artificial intelligence techniques as applied to choosing and programming this game

Articles

106Cube-80Winefred Washington Jr.Tired of thumb-blisters and misplaced colors? Let this program guide you to a finished cube once and for all
114Naval WarsArthur J. ByrnesSwab the deck, hoist the mainsail, and all that rot, it's war on the high seas. For this duel at sea you need dual computers.
156Tee for SixCarl BevingtonFor board game gans, here are six individual games. Get board with one, then go on to the next.
174Save Out ShipRandy HawkinsThe galaxy is in danger and you, Captain Kirk, have been ordered back into action. The Federation has taken the Enterprise out of mothballs and you're off to battle the Klingons.
186The Master MusesCharlie HeathThe author of one of the best reversi games for a micro explains why computer play the game so well.
188Color MazeRichard A. WhiteA refreshing back-to-basics game for your CC. no aliens, underground monsters or bad guyts, just a bunch of walls to bump into.
202Four in One Plus AnotherLarry D. BeckerBrickout, Poindexter, Mathtalk, Tank-Gun and PixPrint. CC games and a screen dump utility.
212Sub Destroy, Model II StylePatricia SteeleTake out your aggressions on enemy subs rather than on your fellow office workers.
216Subs 'n ChoppersCharles and Glenn GillenA classic air and sea battle with you in the cockpit of a helicopter.
222Casino Slot MachineRon BalewskiKeep your money in your bank account and turn your 80 into a less costly one-armed bandit. Programmable odds should keep the coins piled high in your favor.
234CramHardin BrothersSimple to play but hard to master, in short a real frustrator. Betcha can't play just one.
240Acrostic GeneratorJonathan FalkMaking puzzles can be as fun as solving them using this program. Send letters or party invititaions to your friends in pizzle form. The possibilities are aggravatingly limitless.
248Enter the DragonBrice HadlockRoam the west, east, north, and south in search of an imprisoned princess in this Kung Fu-style adventure
254Conquest of Memory AlphaL. L. MyersThe evil Kalxons have implanted a mind control device in your brain and have sent you on a mission that could lead to the destruction of your own race. This adventre seems to have the odds stacked impossibly against your. Or are they?
260Space DuelDavid EdickWhether you own a Model I, III, or CC, this game is for you.
264Square GameChuck KanachA CC adaptation of Merlin.
268Color BreakawayMitchell GrossbachAll alone over the blue line ... shot ... Score! Hockey on your CC
270Pitty PatLynard BarnesComputers don't bluff. You're sure to find that out in this version of draw poker.
274TermitesCharles WeindorfAn invisible maze game to improve your memory with a cherrywood snack at the end.
280Thru the AsteroidsJoe D. FugateNo laser blasters or hyperspace to protect you in this overpupulated asteroid field. You have to guide your ship through the field to a landing base on the other side.
282Alien AttackLarry F. PerrySpace invaders plus Missile Command
286Loco MotionDennis RidgwayAn intense "don't-bother-me-now-can't-you-see-I'm-busy" solitaire game. Fun for the whole family, one at a time.
296Intellectual SomnambulismM. KellerA game for those who, tired of the hot-seat, want a little slow-paced action
300StanleyDave BlackA game that will have you asking the question: "But does it beat an afternoon nap"?
302Amazing Cordoni IIJon Mark O'ConnorThe Amazing Cordonie returns to graphically amaze and entertain you.
378Reader's Choice80 Micro StaffYour chance to pick the best TRS-80 software on the market today

Departments

8RemarksWayne GreenA call for more support for the Model II and a discussion of women and micros.
12Proof Notes80 Micro StaffThe editors look at the issues.
14Input80 Micro StaffKudos for MONEY DOS, Loc-Editor and some alleged April fooling.
24MONEY DOSJ. M. KeynesTalk about IRAs
2880 AccountantMichael TannenbaumLegal time accounting systems.
34Soft BitsRoger FullerSorting strings in memory.
36Reviews80 Micro StaffArmored Patrol, Forbidden City, Interactive Fiction, and More
60Commander 80Jake CommanderOn being a software author
62Kitchen Table SoftwareDavid BuschOur friends from Sri Lanka get an adventure generator. Be prepared for New Jersey State Assembly Adventure and Haunted Delicatessen
308News80 Micro StaffAn alleged scam on Compuserve and how to raise the hackles of the golks who make the SATs
332Feedback LoopTerry KepnerJapanese printers, ROM maps, sound routines, writing over TRS-DOS, fast graphic methods, and more.
339Notes from Beneath the KeyboardPaul WienerWhat do chess, checkers and Reversi have in common? Competitive Tree Searches - Part I.
34480 ApplicationsDennis KitszThe conclusion of the homebrew ROM pack for the Color Computer.
358Copernica MathematicaBruce DouglassRubik's Cube and other spatially oriented puzzles
372Education 80Earl SavageDo microcomputer games have a legitimate place in the learning process?
374Medical OpinionPhilip R. Mills, M.D.Automating your clinic.
385Reload 80Art HustonProgram compatibility, Guns of Fort Defiance, telephone monitor, tape reproduction system, data base lock and more.
386New Products

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Issue Information:


Volume: # 32
Date: September 1982
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 404

Table of Contents:
    

Features

88Word Processing: An In-Depth LookDan RobinsonAfter months of testing ever word processor he could find for the Models I and III, reviewer Robinson has put together an opus on word crunching. But before you get into the nitty gritty of Robinson's research, read his opening thoughts on the subject.
92Model I/III Word Processing - CP/MDan RobinsonRobinson begins his words processing discussion with the esteemed Worstar. But before you can use it, you've got to take a trip to the hardware store.
96Model I/III Word Processing - Deluxe VersionsDan Robinsonnext, our peripatheic reviewer explains what thtills await you when you buy a word processor with all the frills.
112Model I/III Word Processing - Under $50Dan RobinsonWord processing is even for those of us still waiting for Michael Anthony - the millionaire's messnger - to appear on our doorstep. And Robinson shows us the way with a guide to the low-end WP market.
116Model I/III Word Processing - Spelling CheckersDan RobinsonIn this final Robinson installment, Dan takes a look at the software replacing what he's found to be the most reliable spelling-checker to date: WIFE/CMD.
152The Colorful Computer - Part IIFranklyn D. MillerLearn graphics technique by putting a Playboy bunny on your CRT.
164Three Model II Word ProcessorsPaul GruppSince good word processors produce comparable results, they must be compared in the highly subjective arena of interaction and user friendliness.
168Printer Color ArtFrancis KalinowskiTake a deep breath, then prepare to have it taken away once you learn how to bring out the Rembrandt in you with an Epson MX-80 and a colored ribbon kluge.

Articles

124Sling Some HashKen KnechtStore and receive items in an unsorted list.
126Printing PerfectionJohn T. PhillippCustomize SuperScript for your Epson MX-80.
139Moby Dick Touch-Typing TutorMichael BrownIf you don't type fast enough, Ishmael's Nantucket sleuighride ends abuptly in the belly of the Great White Whale.
140Basic Word ProcessingLouis J. Crutons, Jr.With a little manipulation, you will find your Color Computer has a word processor buiold into its ROM.
186Cheaper UpgradeRichard TuckerSave more than $75 by installing Extended Color Basic yourself.
190Graftrax 80Thomas McNameeHow to install it and some tricks for your bag once it's installed.
198Pascal Goes ColorScott L. NormanComputerware and Dynasoft combine to bring this language to the 16K Color Computer.
204ScreenplayWarren MerkeyUse POKE to write and draw on your CRT.
222Inside Scripsit: Part ICraig LindleyRooting around in Asembly can be very difficult if yo udon't know the territory first.
230Joystick PaintbrushGerald SprouseHow to draw with your Color Computer.
234Compiler ComparisonsKen KnechtRadio Shack vs. Microsoft Basic, which compiler is for you?
238ConversionFrank OsborneBob Boothe's Level II graphics for the Color Computer.
242Homebrew Data Base Management: Part IIKarl TownsendAdd subroutines for purging, selecting and restoring files.
252LDOS 5.1Charles P. KnightMore DOS for your money.
256RecoverDavid GobelAll is not lost when your 80 exits Scripsit without your permission.
260Technology Destiny: Part IVGary DillioThis author shows you don't have to be a Girl Scout to be a smart cookie.
268Bit Smitten: Part IIJay ChildseyAfter reading Part I of this series - For the Novice - the title no longer suits you. So we changed it. In this installment, learn about data degradation.
270Order FormAlbert J. WrightAuthor Wright found existing order forms just didn't fit the bill his needs demanded, so now he has his 80 make the forms.
276The Game of SinStephen RadinSometimes, even triangles outside Bermuda should be avoided.
282PCLEAR 0John HeusinkveldMaximize memory by reserving zero pages for graphics in Extended Color Basic.
286Screen VeilMike KellerCure reading-over-the-shoulder syndrome with a cloak, not a dagger.
288Juicing Pin 18Barry N. GorodetzerA Black Box mod for an Epson and Model I.
290JKL Minus BlanksRichard M. StrawGet rid of an annoying habit when screen dumping with NEWDOS.
292Only Macro-Mon KnowsRichard C. McGarveyThey call it The Shador. It has almost every feature a machine-language programmer would want.

Departments

8RemarksWayne GreenWhile the Japanese are attracting teenagers to technical careers through ham and computer clubs, our kids are spending their time on drugs, disco, and driving. It's putting us at a terrible disadvantage.
16Proof NotesAll is not well with Tandy's flagship micro, the Model 16.
20InputA call for Comamnder Color graphics in Basic and more articles for the novice, some advice for horse bettors and a cry to take the smut out of 80 Micro.
30DebugHow to connect the plotter in "Digital Doodles" and a correction for "Video Snow Shovel."
34AidReaders looking for Model II programs, an IBM-Color Computer interface and POKE conversions for Tanktics.
4080 AccountantMichael TannenbaumTrade-offs between dedicated and non-dedicated word processors; comments on the Model 16; the Model II and CP/M; and a new oil and gas accounting system.
44Soft BitsRoger FullerOffset pointers in a string array by a fixed amount.
48Kitchen Table SoftwareDavid BuschOur intrepid KTI observer reviews the toast of Sri Lanka's new line of generic software.
50Commander 80Jake CommanderThe trademark nonsense seeems to be everywhere you look in the software business. We'll soon see more documentation devoted to credits than to the operation of the software.
56Calendar
58ReviewsSuper Color Writer, machine-language modules for the novice, Radio Shack's Color Computer disk system, Penetrator, Color Berserk, EPS-80 word processor, Snapp Spooler, and SFINKS 3.0.
300NewsWhither DOS for the Model 16? New computer crime insurance. Motorola 68000 seminar. Wait ahead for TRS-80 wanters of TK!Solver. Computer lingo. Video games mean cash at U. W. Va.
325Feedback LoopSatisfying the IRS, proportional spacing, digitizers, joining computer clubs, LPRINT problem, and machine-language manuals for the Color Computer.
330Fun HouseA new column for kids and the child in us all.
339Index to Adverisers
342Copernica MathematicaBruce DouglassDifferential equations.
352Notes from Beneath the KeyboardPaul WienerMore on competitive tree searches.
364Money DOSJ. M. KeynesAre there any takers to J.M.'s $50,000 bet his commodities system will not fail?
376Medical OpinionsPhilip R. Mills, M.D.A look at some patient billing programs.
381Reload 80Art HustonPOKEing machine-language subroutines into memory.
384New ProductsPMC's Electric Typing Fingers, KWIKIT cassette storage system, green phosphor CRT, ARMDisk/525 Winchester, Surge Protector, Screen Kleen, chemical dealers software, VisiGraph, church donations program, Color Forth, Supertax, Regilean Bloodworm, and the King James Bible on disk.

80 Microcomputing - Volume 33 - October, 1982






Issue Information:


Volume: # 33
Date: October 1982
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 436

Table of Contents:
    

Features

82The Color Computer on Parade - Part 1William Barden Jr.There are color machines with better graphics and resolution than Tandy's Color Computer, but for the price it's still a good deal. With this installment, author Barden will explain why.
114QuickCalcKurt LeafstandSince its inception. VisiCalc has been heralded as the financial applications program. Its clones would outnumber a Roman cohort and are usually priced below theoriginal. But even VisiCalc's imitators can't beat the price of this clone.
122A Basic Compiler in BasicDimitri P. BertsekasYou can buy a Basic to machine-ianguage compiler for $190 or you can key this one into your 80 and write the fastest Basic programs on your block.
140You're in the MoneyRobert MontgomeryVisualize the wonderful effects of compound interest and learn about the importance of sheltering them from Uncle Sam.
156Industry Saver Kerry LeichtmanHow a plastics plant in Georgia monitors production with an 80 and smart box.
168Income Tax EstimatorPeter A. StarkYou may not want to think about it, but income tax time is closing in on you. This program will let you say hello computer, good-bye H&R Block.
203AutotrakRobert James LloydBeing a captain of industry and captain of an auto fleet can be a taxing problem. So let your creative juices be channeled into getting down to business while your 80 handles the fleet.
316Production Learning CurveJ.R. JeffreyYou know your widgets will boost the GNP. The only question you have is how much will the 123rd one cost when it comes off the assembly line?
342InvoiceJ.L. HackmanBills are the businessman's bread and butter. Here's a program to let your 80 not only print your invoices, but keep track of them as well.

Articles

88Shopping with Uncle SamBud StolkerA look at the federal data-processing exposition in Washington. DC.
96Bit Smitten-Part IIIJay ChidseyAn answer to the universal question: What's a baud rate?
101Radio Shack RepairsTerry KepnerWhat to do when your 80 starts misbehavin'?
104Trick or TRS-80?Mike KellerSome good-natured fright with the help of your 80 and mirrors.
154QCS Hard DiskG. Michael VoseHard disks may be the storage medium of the future, but if you're thinking of entering the major leagues, be prepared to pay the price.
160MZALBruce Powel DouglassAn editor/assembler using a modular approach
184G.E.A.P.Richard C. McGarveyDraw graphics displays within your text
190Cybernetics and Jelly Bean DetectionStephen DavidsA chance to make your 80 sing "Hail to the Sweet!"
216Hardware Hacker - Part IPhilip M. Van PraagLearn how to build a hardware support system for your Model I - a piece at a time.
228Programming Pitch - Part IIIMerton L. DavisBetter timing and harmonic clarity for your 80-turned-clavier
224DOSPLUS 3.4John RatzellThis third-generation operating system has some new features that put it at the top of its class.
246Technological Destiny - Part VGary DillioUsing what you learned in parts I-IV, you're ready to prepare flowcharts and docs of your programs.
254The Colorful Computer - Part IIIFranklyn D. MillerTwenty graphics programs to end this serties on the wonderful CC and you
262Birthday PartySimon ZuckerbraunSimon says: Party down with your 80
266Data AceTim DanielThis author has spent a lot of time in quest of the grail of data-base managers. This isn't it, but it's very close.
276Inside Scripsit - Part IICraig A. LindleyLearn how to modify this popular word-processing program
296I Have a SecretJames T. DembergerYou will too when you learn how to use the Vernam Algorithm for data encryption
304LP VIII Patch for the CCRoger L. DeglerEight bits are better than seven.
308Profile III+Wynne KellerA new version of an old data-base manager.
324High FinanceTed ByrneTracking your earnings from All Savers Certificates
332Homebrew Data-Base Management - Part IIIKarl TownsentAfter this installment, you'll be ready to run your tape-based data-base manager

Departments

8RemarksWayne GreenApplause for Sen. Kennedy. A deluge of calls and letters on the piracy isue.The desperate need for TRS-80 service.
14Proof Notes80 Microcomputing StaffIn business, money is time and time is money. An 80 can help you save both.
18Input80 Microcomputing StaffSelling software. Another Neatlist correction. Protected software and 80.track drives. Bit Smitten's historical rnaccuracies. Disk RAM test. Model 16: savior of Model II. Mod for a Scripsit mod. BlPED error. Wiener's credibllity questioned. Gunn rapped.
30Debug80 Microcomputing StaffFixes for Straight Shooter, Sargon Saver, and Space Chase.
32Reviews80 Microcomputing StaffMaxprint printer-driver utility, Lablmakr for custom labels. Personal finance package from Tandy. Newtalk memory exam utility. Powerdraw screen graphics utility. Color Scripsit. Colorterm Color Computer terminal program. Newscript 7.0. Visigraph: charts and graphs from VlsiCalc data. Dynamic Report. Generator for columnar reports. Tandy Six-Pen Plotter. MDX-3 Interface PC Board for Model III disk upgrade and RS-232.
68Review Digest80 Microcomputing StaffA sampling of product reviews appearing in industry media.
70Soft BitsRoger FullerLevel I keyboard routine discussion.
74Kitchen Table Inc.David BuschMore inventive products from Sri Lanka's finest: the black phosphor screen and Random Basic.
78Commander 80Jake CommanderMicrocomputer users, you don't know how lucky you are.
354Calendar80 Microcomputing Staff
356ApplicationsDennis KitszIt took a lot of headscratching. 40 hours of close work and 12 hours of troubleshooting, but putting an LNW-80 together was worth the effort.
371Index to Advertisers80 Microcomputing Staff
372NewsMidwest data base uses Tandy computers. Who's afraid of the Big Bad 80? Think tank wants to network Americas's leaders. Teacher drain in Golden Horseshoe. $225,000 video-text study.
392Beneath the KeyboardPaul WienerComputer astrology: a computerbased home business with a reasonable potential for profit.
396Medical OpinionPhIIIip R. MIIIs. M.D.Model II TRSDOS 2.0-2.0a quirks. Model 16 experiences. Model II Versafile.
400Feedback LoopTerry KepnerNo lowercase without Model I hard mod. Repeat function in Basic. Power supply problems. $669 repair bIII for a Model I. Need for more than 48K in Model III. Some basic poop on disk drives and Assembly language listings.
408MONEY DOSJ. M. KeynesA faibsafe stock market program,
410Fun HouseRichard RamellaGames using Point(X,Y).
418Copemica MathematiceBruce Powell DouglassMath and science software and books for the TRS-80.
422RELOAD 80Art HustonPractice modifying machine-language-subroutine POKES by modifying some past Load 80 programs.
424New Products80 Microcomputing StaffPortable Model III. Model III package with word processor, mailing list manager, payroll record system and more. Coin Tracker. Mass mail system. School administration system. Checkbook manager for Color Computer. Ribbon cartridge for MX-80. Hurricane tracking program. Copy utility for onedrive users. Church management system. Tax Master federal income tax manager. Model III terminal program. Stock market simulation game. Dataman data base manager for users with no programming experience. Griffin I hard disk drive.

80 Microcomputing - Volume 34 - November, 1982






Issue Information:


Volume: # 34
Date: November 1982
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 520

Table of Contents:
    

Features

74Micros in MedicineG Michael VoseEven micros can have a bedside manner. Read how the medical profession uses micros to diagnose, educate, and gather information.
148Heat Stress IndexDavid B Heckenlively, et alDoes your job get you hot under the collar? This program determines whether the heat from your workplace is harmful to your health.
174Micros in the LabTom HagerMicrocomputers are not used extentively yet in scientific exploration, but some pioneering scientitst are leafing a micro revolution.
188Nike Sport Research LabJ L LarsenScientific research benefits from using microcomputer sfor data collection and analysis.
197TRS-80 LaboratoryWynne KellerTrying to convince the boss you need a computer in the lab? This article will help you.
205Astrodynamics for BeginnersJohn D Fowler, JrGravity got you down? This program shows you its effects on orbits of heavenly bodies.

Articles

88The Color Computer on Parade: Part IIWilliam Barden, Hr.In this segment, author Barden explains the Line, Circle, Draw, Poiunt, Get and Put commands, as well as how to change your video display graphics.
90Medical Family HistoryMiguel DiazComputerize your family medical histories and make life a little easier by keeping health records.
92Bit Smitten: Part IVJay ChidseySave memory space with Basic's Reaad ... Data function. It's not as difficult as you think.
96Practical Regression AnalysisDelmar D HinrichsRegression analysis lets you get the most from a set of data. Author Hinrichs will take you step by step through this useful technique.
112Hardware Hacker: Part IIPhilip M Van PraagIn this episode, add 32K of RAM to your Model I.
130The Calculating Genius: Part IRick CookCharles Babbage invented the speedometer, railway cowcatcher, and occulting lighthouse - as well as the first digital computer.
142CC EDTASM+William Barden Jr.This Editor/Assembler for cassette-based Color Computer owners almost has it all
168More Color ConversionJimmy L. FreemanWhen the Air Force took Jimmy's hobby - ham radio - away, he found a new way to while away the hours ... converting Model I programs to Color Computer ones.
182Curse You, Cursor!Joseph L FresePoke out your Model II's blinker.
190Trick your ROMBob BootheLPRINTing CHR$s 0 and 10.
214Color AssemblerJohn HeusinkveldA way to speed up your Color Computer programs.
222Relativity and the TRS-80Sidney LevinLet your micro strip the veils from relativity theory and ignite your own intuitive files.
230Epson AirfoilsBob BootheDesign model airplane wings or modify this program to plot points for other applications.
242Plant a Binary TreeKen KnechtUnlock the door to fast searches using key data.
246Casino Draw PokerRon BalewskiWho as the better poker face, you or your 80?
260Make Those Headlines FitRichard RamellaMaking heads of a different column fit together.
264Cybernetics: Part IIStephen DavidsAll about sensors, decision bases, and actuators.
272Show the ScoreFrederick F BattisteYou need some additional knowledge if you want to display numbers and graphics on your Color Computer.
282CassboxCharles E GillenTired of fumbling through unlabaled cassette boxes or trying to read chicken tracks passing for handwriting? Your 80 can give you a helping hand.
287CABLEBREWJames H DeFrancisWhen you buy an MX-80 cable when you can make your own?
288Color Computer PointersE O Gilliland Jr.Combine programs and save memory with this know-how.
292Model II Math SkillsMike KilroyMike wanted his kids to dissect math problems but found they'd rather dissect his Basic programs instead.
300Model III MicrochessMohan EmbarYou need more than CONVERT for this one.
304Test PatternsRichard L KilmonNow you don't have to wait until the wee hours to see late-night fare on your tv.
306The Sieve of ErathosthenesD R CecilIt may be Greek to you but not to your 80.
308Music MarvelSteve BlynIt helps mentally retarded persons play music on the Color Comptuer.
318KwikmazeDan RollinsFor fast mazes you need machine language.
357The Evolution of a LanguageKen WaltjenUnderstanding the magic of binary and hardwre.
364Pixel PrinterCharles E GillenModel I graphics screen dump.
372Computer Assisted Electronics DesignJohn HarperThe ultimate do-it-yourself project -- designing your own comptuer.
386PRINPUTStephen MillsHow to get enhanced printouts from a limited system.
390ON BREAK GOTOSFC Roger E DonaisDisabled by not forgotten.
392Analysis of VarianceGeorge L GilleWhat happens when IBM Fortran meets Microsoft Basic?
396We Interrupt This Program ...Dennis Workman... for a word that will make your Model I More versatile.
398The Family TreeRichard W CastorGenealogies for home comptuers.
404To Baffle a PirateRandy HawkinsBy making your Basic programs look like machine language, you can deter many copy cats.
406Clean Up Your TRON/TROFFArne RhodeDebug your Basic programs with a trace table.
410ChecksumHoward F BatieDebugging long listings made easy.
414QuicksortDon C BrummThe fastest sort in the West ... and elsewhere.
420Relocated ULCBASSamule D PincusThis simple patch protects high memory.
422Sound OFF!Bertram A ThielUse a second cassette recorder to add sound to your programs.
424TDRELOBarry KornfeldWrite machine language patches, load your main program, and save as one file.
426Algebraic ArcheryMichael A DuffinHit a bullseye with this polynomial factoring program.
436Homebrew LibrarianLarry R HamiltonUse your 80 to keep track of your books.
440Find a Number's RootsDavid R CecilGetting to the roots of some problems
444Things Still Crawl in the Level II ROMGregg E MarshallExplaining a sometimes persistent SYSTEM-load error.
450InvaderJeffrey FisherComputer warfare beyond three dimensions
456Scripsit Makes It EasyPeter C BennettMail-merge on a shoestrong.

Departments

8RemarksWayne GreenEducation in the future -- now there's a subject that should be good for a whole book.
12Proof NotesMicros can help people tune in to technology and explore it.
16InputThe pain of protected disks. profile update. Error in Individual Retirement Account program. A program to calculate inflation forever. More on disk directory for the Model III. Concerns for a first-generation hacker. Error in "For the Novice." Model I expansion without Radio Shack support. Color Computer voice synthesizer. More.
26AidBug in baud rate. Tic-tac error. Missing parts for bare bones communcator.
28DebugRequest for Model III card reader. The rest of "Tee for Six" Form feed for the MX-80.
32Gamers CafeRodney GambicusRodney Gambucus and his friend Wintrop set up shop in 80 Micro to talk with you about games.
34Soft BitsRoger FullerOne of the most powerful features of Level II BAasic is the Print Using statement
38Kitchen Table Inc.David BuschKitchen Table Inc. breaks new ground by introducing user-hostile software
40ReviewsExtended muMATH, Color Forth. Sole, double desnity for the Model I, Spectaculator, Color Computer spreadsheet, Sprinter II, Z80 in the fast lane. Micro Mainframe disk contoroller for Model III. Smith-Corona TP-1. Colorterm, terminal program for CC. Master Reversi. Spell 'N Fix. CC spelling checker.
71Review DigestColor Logo. Electric Webster. The UPI-3 Serial Interface. Space War. Basic Handbook, 2nd edition. Versafile.
455Index to Advertisers
458NewsTandy distributes Color Computer outside Radio Shack stores. End of Tandy customer service hotline riles some users. Associated Press-CompuServe end electronic newspaper experiment. Public education rapped at conference. network Nation authors meet in Electronic Agora.
474Copernica MathematicBruce DouglassStatistics 101
482Feedback LoopTerry KepnerDisk back-up problems. Mailing list of Tandy owners. Epson emphasised mode. Color merge. RFI problems. Corona discharge. DEC to TRS-80, Scrinput. Power supply hum. Irwin hard disk drives.
488Fun HouseRichard RamellaGather round boys and girls as the old Saturday seial is revived and we take a trip through the dangerous world of Subterra.
497Notes from Beneath the KeyboardPaul WienerFarewell to a friend. TRS-80s run a liquor store and sell used cars. Second-ahdn software.
500Calendar
502MONEY DOSJ M KeynesMore on Keyne's never-fail commodity system.
504Medical OpinionPhilip R Mills, MDRX for word processing.
508RELOAD 80Art HustonColor Load 80 announced. Load 80 takes it on the chin. Wonder why some August games didn't work?
510New ProductsLead CRT screen. Meet the Computer, a book for children. MTI MOD III PLUS 8 series. Visicalc surrogates. Model III hard disk. DOSPLUS for the Model II. Foorball Compu-Stat. Hayse Stack Smartmodem 1200. CP/M File Indexer.

80 Microcomputing - Volume 35 - December, 1982






Issue Information:


Volume: # 35
Date: December 1982
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 484

Table of Contents:
    

Features

72Voice-Controlled TypewriterMike RigsbyThe physically handicapped can produce printed text with this sound-controlled program.
80The Color Computer Goes ForthScott L NormanWith this new package, Color Computer owners can explore programming in a new language - Forth.
150Tracking LobsterWilliam F KaczorYour TRS-80 can't bait a hook, but it can help you trap a lobster using maps and graphs.
210Pascal-80John B Harrell IIIPascal-80 provides a serious version of the Pascal language to TRS-80 users. You might find its structured programming rewarding.
216TRS-80 TonguesRobert Nicholas and Philip MartelCan't decide which language to use? Here's a simple temperature conversion program in six: Basic, Fortran, Cobol, Pascal, APL, and Forth.

Articles

88The Calculating Genius: Part IIRick CookCharles Babbage's Analytical Engine was the modern computer's ancestor, but it was never built.
94FlakySidney C GarrisonA graphics prgram to show off the power of your Color Computer.
101Bit SmittenJay ChidseyThis month learn how to gain access to string data for use in programs requiring random selection fo words.
104Up Your Mod IBruce Powel DouglassDouble-density disk storage - a close look at all you will ever need to upgrade your Model I.
118GRAPHTRAX TricksMark SchneiderMake your MX-80 look like a magician.
125Forms CleanipJim BarbnarelloEliminate drawbacks in this printer-driver by dropping the O.
130Inside Scripsit: Part IIICraig A LindleyHow to write a spooler for Radio Shack's wod processing program
146A Matter of CompatibilityArt HustonMake your program submission to 80 Micro compatible with other systems with this short routine. Your readers will appreciate it.
166$30 System DeskSandford J AsmanNow that you've bought a computer, build a place to put it.
173Hardware Hacker: Part IIIPhilip M Van PraagAdd a disk-drive controller to your system.
194The Looking for ZS BluesJ E HieberGod bless the 80 that's got its own search function.
200CC CQMichael ChuckA Ham puts his Color Computer to dit-dah use.
228Liberated CPUTom ShieldFree your micro with this spooler.
236DiskmapJohn B Harrell IIIWorry no more about disk file placement.
252Astro-ScramblerRandy LongTransplant your rainy day high school gym class into space and play dodge ball with asteroids.
256Unrolling CrapsDan RobinsonIf you're a gambling fool, be less foolish by claculating the odds before you roll those bones.
262Search Them StringsJohn R FunterThis utility helps you find strings in your Basic programs.
266Certify Your CassettesKenneth J BigelowEliminate bad saves and wasted time
276Another Sort of SortKarl L TownsendAfter the bubble bursts, learn about position and chain sorts.
280AutokeyDon RiggModify Uni-Key for your Model III
298Memory Map: Level IIMark D GoodwinA general guide to the regions of ROM
416Fun HouseRichard RamellaThe 12 Days of Christmas, Dreidel, a Hanukkah game. Peglefs.
433Feedback LoopTerry KepnseLazy Writer. Copyrigh single density to double density. Printer III problems. Disk drive buyer information. Disk drive problems. EDTASM problems. Color Comptuer information. Buyiung a Model III keyboard. Model I monitor ripple. Playing Naval Wars on the PMC. Best chess game available for the 80. Power surge protection.
442MONEY DOSJ M KeynesHow to play on the options market.
451Index to Advertisers
452Notes from Beneath the KeyboardPaul WienerA conversation with Vernon Hester, including a Hester machine-langaueg routine to make programs compatible with all DOSes.
458Copernica MathematicaBruce Powel DouglassAnalysis of variance
464Reload 80Art HustonHow to use Color Load 80. A new DOS for the Models I and III. Anniversary Load 80.
468Calendar
470New ProductsVendor-One program author's software. Mitsubishi 5.25-inch floppy drive. Color Comptuer macro assembler/editor. Farm Weather Center. VisiCalc consolidation system. Name that Song. Australian Winchester drives. Graphic character generator for Model I and III. Two -mode joystick. Camp management program. Rading Skills Lab. Personal Computer Owner's Directory. CompuGifts for Christmas.
312Cybernetics: Part IIIStephen DavidsHow to interface an actuator to your comptuer.
320Model III Machine-Language ModificationsRichard KochWhen Model I software isn't Basic, you need to know some tricks before you convert the programs.
333Queue Up!David E ClappA smart businessman knows analyzing waiting lines is not as arcane as it sounds.
341Maze XIXGary TetrHave you ever wondered how a mouse feels in a maze? Here's your chance to find out.
343Open Cartridge SurgeryBill GroutOut with the bad ribbon, in with the cheap one.
344NEWDOS80 FilesRandy M ResnickAn explanation of their functions.
354Color DiskdumpKen KnechtModel I users had it, now Color Comptuer owners can have it too. So examine those files.
356Forms MakerCharles R PerelmanWith USR routines and this Basic utility, you can create business forms on your Model II.
360Screen StringsDon DavidsonMake your screen routines efficient.
366Boolean Logic OperatorsJohn CrewHow they work for Fortran and Basic.
370Scroll Your ListingsMark C PaxtonUse this program to list programs on the screen one line at a time.
376APL Primer: Part IMargaret M GrothmanWhat's the difference between monadic and dyadic functions? Stay tuned for a description of system commands, variable names, and more.
384POKE GraphicsJames SchaeferSpeed up your Basic displays with a little help from some dummies.
388Easy Picture EditorRon GingerSimple commands for art or game graphics on the Color Computer.

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8RemarksWayne GreenWith its busines shealth depending increasingly on its computer sales, some rought water could be awaiting with Tandy flagship.
16Proof NotesA look at the year ahead.
18InputThe amazing magazine mystery. Model I interface. Wayne's view of America rapped. Tips for Extended Basic. Rammer fix. More advantages of storing Assembly subroutines in Basic remark statements. PMC EPS-80 defended.
34DebugSeptember MONEY DOS fix. Errors in Screenplay program. Model I mod for "Save Our Ship." A word on golf handicaps.
48AidGoodwill Industries wants comptuers. Business students need programs. Green screen kluge. Quick Pritner I for sale. More buffer for his music. Needs address of Indianapolis firm. VisiCalc templates. For Stringy Floppy owners only. Moderm for 1200 downlaods. TRS-232 newsletter. Color monitor question. Super Scripsit.
40ReviewsSea Dragon. TRS-80 Assembly Language. Wolfbug. Eleemntary Basic and Pascal with Sherlock Holmes. Lips/UOLISP. Quest. LSI Soft-view CRT. FED File Editor. Bounceoids. The Disk Doctor. LCA-47. Lowercase Adapter for CoCo. Hypergate Centurian. Data-O-Base Calendar Drive Control Unit.
63Review DigestUnderstanding Comptuer Science by ROger Walker. Postman. Basics for Business by Douglas Hergert. Master Control. Big Things from Little Comuter: A Layperson's Guide to Personal Comptuer by Dale Peterson. Pro-80 Extended Basic. Micropilot. The Tiny Compiler. Stellar Escort. RAM Slam.
64Soft BitsRobert FullerExamining the bits in binary numbers.
68Gamer's CafeRodney GambicusA call to gamer's everywhere to beat the high scores of Winthrop and Mad Max.
396NewsComputer in the schools: boon or bane? Video games can weaken a heart. Landmark lawsuit settled. Poet Laureate of the Network Nation.