80 Microcomputing – 1981

80 Microcomputing – Volume 13 – January, 1981


Issue Information:


Volume: # 13
Date: January 1981
Load-80: No
Pages: 246

Table of Contents:
       

Contents

68 Color by Percom Francis Kalinowski Of course we know you can’t get color graphics on a black and white 80, but with Percom’s interface and a color television, you can come pretty close.
88 Color Computer Primer Tim Ahrens, Jack Brown and Hunter Scales Tandy’s latest computer is a contender in the new color graphics market. It has its own BASIC and plug-in ROM paks. Read about what these authors call Tandy’s most powerful computer yet.
120 After the Goldrush by Jeny Frost After years of panning for gold in the Yukon, Frost returned home and discovered a gold mine right in his attic. Not one to simply sit in his lair and hoard his riches, he hastened to his 80 for some goldplated programming. Now you, too, can check your closets for hidden treasure.
200 The DB to LII Converter Bryan Mumford Spending the best part of your life CLOADing? Has Disk BASIC made your favorite programs unavailable? You’ve got those Level II ain’t Disk BASIC blues. Don’t be depressed! Bryan Mumford, micro-magician, has a cure. Follow his directions and DB becomes LII before your very eyes!
211 Get High on Histograms Daniel Lovy Trying to convince your boss that the public is leaning towards treadle-powered electric heaters this winter? Lovy has a program that lets you put the results of your survey in front of the Old Man’s nose.

Application

120 After the Goldrush Jerry Frost Calculate your hidden worth with this program.
232 Number Cruncher James Barbarello Population studies made simple

Construction

190 Onomatoeighty John C. Mein Get it through the ear
208 Doodlebug James E. McKenna Screen sketching wlth easy moves

Graphics

68 Color by Percom Francis S. Kalinowski Get out your Crayolas.

Hardware

172 Audio Interface Howard F. Batie This application provides a long list of aids.

Review

68 Color Computer Primer Tim Ahrens, Browne Jack Browne and Hunter Scales A close look at Tandy’s latest.
170 Racet’s Infinite BASIC Ronald H Bobo Infinite BASIC examined.

Software

212 CROSSREF D N Ewart Mainframe power in an 80.
228 Terminal Plus Buzz Gorsky Software aids for terminals.

Style

222 The Plan of the Page Alexander MacLean Program writing by steps

Technique

211 Get High on Histograms Daniel Lovy If graphs turn you on.
218 Efficient Cassette I/O Gerald A Sabin Dedicated to the sanity of tape users.

Tutorial

98 On Modems Charles Brown What, when, where …and especially, why.
100 Into the 80’s Ian R Sinclair The essence of variables.
114 CLOAD Is Just a Five Letter Word Dennis Bathory Kitsz Clean It up.
182 A Perspective on Cubes Paul Gerhardt Square this one away.

Utility

130 ZBUG … Super DEBUG Monitor Lt. John B. Harrell A fast bug swatter.
200 The DB to LII Converter Bryan Mumford Speed up eternity.

Regulars

7 Remarks Wayne Green
12 Inside 80 Ed Juge
16 Input

22 80 Accountant Michael Tannenbaum
23 The Assembly Line William Barden Jr.
30 Education 80 Earl R. Savage
35 80 Applications Dennis Kitsz
41 Reviews

50 News

58 New Products

80 Microcomputing – Volume 14 – February, 1981


Issue Information:


Volume: # 14
Date: February 1981
Load-80: No
Pages: 244

Table of Contents:
       

Contents

68 Programming for Education Jerome Weintraub The education market is booming but programmers are finding school children have special needs. Read how one man is “selling” his 80 to a five-year-old. The first in a series of articles on program writing for school children.
74 Project Local Pamela Petrakos Thirteen years ago a computer instruction time-sharing project was started in Massachusetts with the help of federal funds. Today, that project has spawned independent micro laboratories in a number of area schools.
78 Classroom Computing Dr. Lee Droegemueller and Norman Bell Rosemount, Minnesota has a school department committed to microcomputer aided instruction. The Board of Education led the way with a statement of their commitment while seekina the helo of – an experienced computer classroom planner.
52 Grade School Programmers Nancy Robertson Grayson Wheatley, a teacher at Purdue, has compiled some surprising statistics on the progress of computer-aided learners in Cumberland, Indiana.
168 Random Tricks Gene Perkins Vaudeville fans get out those spinning plates, wooden dowels and “refresh” your memory about dynamic RAM.

Applications

122 Can Computing Be Art James J. Conroy Rembrandts of RTTY art, move aside
152 Population Estimation Dennis Solomon How many peas in a pod, fleas on your dog?
154 Landlord James A Tuohy Lease a jump on inflation
194 Moiality Crunching Robert Suder Avogadro on the 80
198 Punch Out James J. Conroy Speedy card circulation
200 The Final Notice Walter J. Atkins, J.r Don’t miss it.

Business

216 Some Fundamentals Steve E. Tune Things you should know.

Construction

175 A Very Versatile Interface W. R. Stanley Build your own.

Data Management

220 Floppy Tales Eric Keener Stringy Storage

Education

86 Classroom Doodles Ann Rosenberg Run these for fun.
96 Notes From The Classroom Ralph von Kaenel Hints from those who’ve done it
226 Vocabulary Builder Roger Zimmerman Learn a foreign language

Graphics

128 Banner Banter Valerie Vann Celebrate something, anything.

Hardware

230 Perverse Video William P. Winter, Jr. Video on the run.

Math

126 Function Plotter Louis C. Graue Need a function graph?

Reviews

158 Electronic Systems Serial I/O Jim Cambron Electronic mail on a shoestring.
186 Starstuff Russell M. Genet Track your planet and watch out for UFOs
202 #26-2202 Guerri F. Stevens Model I EDTASM reviewed, finally.
232 LNW Expansion Board Bob Couger Expand your space

Tutorial

100 Into the 80’s Ian R Sinclair The secret to subroutines
166 Be a USR User Allan S Joffe From a real dealer
224 Compile, Interpret, Assemble … OH BOY Ed Faulk Tame these horrors

Utility

112 Clock boot Yuergen Boehmke Get it where it belongs
138 Paper Tiger Screenprinter Ruth Leawart Hard copy graphics.
144 Auto Edit Dan Rollins Pong by pointer equals speed.
214 LPRINT Formatter II Charles Z Trinberg Right packed ASCII
218 Fast Edit Dwigh K Lilk Chop off 90 percent.
236 Now You See It Hubert C Borrmann Save your screen with this

Regulars

6 Remarks Wayne Green
8 Inside 80 Ed Juge
10 80 Input

14 Education Reviews

20 Reviews

28 Education 80 Earl R Savage
29 80 Accountant Michael Tannenbaum
33 The Assembly Line William Barden, Jr.
40 80 Applications Dennis Kitsz
52 80 News

63 New Products

242 List of Advertisers

80 Microcomputing – Volume 15 – March, 1981


Issue Information:


Volume: # 15
Date: March 1981
Load-80: No
Pages: 294

Table of Contents:
       

Contents

68 The Disk Dossier Jake Commander Commander grabs DOS by the disks, turns it over and shakes it out. If you’ve been wondering what is behind those mysterious three letters, this article will shed some light on the sublect.
74 DOS Talk Stewart E. Fason and John Burgan A successful businessman and a serious bugfinder team up in this DOS review help you make an intelligent choice among them.
77 80 Interviews: Lew Kornfeld and John Roach Nancy Robertson In this matched set of interviews, Robertson gets some inside info on personality, Radio Shack and what to expect in the future.
136 Income Averaging – 1980 Margaret M. Grothman, CPA Had a big raise lately? Changed jobs for more money? If you’re not satisfied with the looks of vour income tax return, fire up your 80 and take a look at this program for income averaging.
118 Micro-Basketball Charles E. Weindorf Who needs the NBA when you’ve got this game? You and your friends will forego the games on the tube and fire up this gem instead.

Applications

152 By Appointment Only David D. Busch Never sure where you are? Here’s help.
174 Line Up! John Anderson Bring your 80 to the grocery and never stand in line again
192 Letter Counter Walter Atkins, Jr, PhD. Searching for something to be curious about?
230 80 Appliance Control Cass Lewart Wire up and take off.
274 Shoplist Hal Smith Use your 80 as a pantry.

Business

200 Mind You Own Business Gregory R Glau And never mind the math.
240 The Loan Wrangler Garth Jensen Know what you’re getting into.

Game

278 Compukala Peter K Moller For the modern cave dweller.

General

62 Badinage and Disciple Harv Pennington Pennington takes a reader to task
154 Computer Cantos Ward D Griggiths III Anyone own a Dickinson or a Browning?
196 Just a Matter of Time David Busch Looking for an excuse to buy an 80?
216 Between the Lines Robert McTernan Things your manual never told you.
244 The Shadow Knows John L Romkey 80 legend and lore.
248 OPINION=PEEK(Mail) Jim Glosser Letter to Radio Shack.
250 Disk to Tape Robert J. Hocking Get that cassette back out of the closet.
272 Short and Sweet Chris Gundlach Lessons in worthwhile quickies.

Hardware

214 See No Evil Robert Macre This LED display keeps the video garbage out of your way
252 Switched-on CLOAD John E Bickel Play without plugging.

Home

219 Watt’s It All About? Don Hubert Kick back at the electric company.

Review

206 B17 Stewert E. Fason The reviewed bought his complimentary copy!

Style

209 Better Documentation George C. Ferber Take the mystery out of your programs.

Tutorial

92 Into the 80’s Ian R. Sinclalr The last installment
104 Do Not Enter Jerome Weintraub Part two of an educational series.
178 Doing Two Things at Once Buzz Gorsky Teach your 80 to chew gum and walk at the same time.
186 Wild Glitch Hunting John Warren Wilderness lore you’ll need to find one.

Utility

160 No Forwarding Address Bertram A Thiel Program locks.
168 El Cheapo Packer Greg Browne Smash that soft stuff down.
180 Find it Fast! James Yowell Yelvington There’s a variable loose in your BASIC.
191 Single Drive File Copy Buzz Gorsky How to get two for the price of one.
210 Babydub Dennis Bathory Kitsz Wandering into cassettes, he comes out with the goods.
222 Scrip Patch Daniel B Allred How to get there from here.
225 Constant Alternatives Evan C Hand, Sr. Put something old in your BASIC.
232 The Pauper’s Processor Gary L Osburn When ya’ ain’t got the bucks.
236 Where Have All The GOTOs Gone? Hubert C Borrman Fine ’em when you need ’em.
247 EZ Wider Milan D Chepko, M.D. Roll these characters across the page any width you’d like.
256 Speedy Renumberer Robert J Dowd Make those numbers dance.
270 KBEEPFIX Revisited Darell R Whitehead For those on disks.

Regulars

7 Remarks Wayne Green
10 Inside 80 Ed Juge
12 80 Input

18 Reviews

28 The Assembly Line William Barden, Jr.
36 80 Accountant Michael Tannenbaum
40 80 Applications Dennis Kitsz
45 Education 80 Earl R. Savage
48 News

57 New Products

80 Microcomputing – Volume 16 – April, 1981


Issue Information:


Volume: # 16
Date: April 1981
Load-80: No
Pages: 310

Table of Contents:
       

Contents

116 Advanced Graphic Techniques Bob Boothe In the first of a three-part series on straightline graphics, Bob Boothe will show you what to expect from a TRS-80 and a dot matrix line printer. Part one deals with disk commands in ways you many never have thought of – especially in an 80 without drives.
117 A Turn of the Screw Bob Boothe Some simple math programs by Bob Boothe produce some three-dimensional graphics that twist, turn and travel across your 80
134 A High-Density Graphic Interface Dennis Murray and Paul Fowler, Jr. Authors Murray and Fowler design a high-density graphics interface that will let you plot high-res graphics with no effort. The directions are here; you’ll emerge with a better undertaking of raster scan video concepts and more powerful graphics.
144 Programming for Education – Part 3 Jerome I. Weintraub This final installment in the Weintraub education series, tells you how to differentiate between twypes of educational programs and their objectives, while it offers some hints for clarity and keeping a student’s interest up.
74 Rushing toward Courseware Pamela Petrakos 80 takes its first look at a new market trend. We surveyed a field of traditional book publishers to find out what their intentions were toward the burgeoning educational software market and how that industry will effect the textbook market in the future.

Applications

179 This Ain’t No Party! Stewart E. Fason Pin friends and influence people.
186 Sans Disks Stewart F. Hunter Data base management on cassette.
192 Two Cents Worth Jack Clayton The TRS-80 old coin dealer.
214 Endorese It Arthur J. Welcher It’s easy to spend a million bucks.
252 WHERZIT James H. Hox Wonder what these titles really mean?
261 Check Writer Charles Z. Tzinberg Endorse a work of art.
266 Exponential Smoothing Len Gorney Smooth out your forecasting technique.

Construction

218 The Model I-1/2 Larry Fortna Cur those cords.
248 Red Letter Day for Lowercase George C Ferber A holiday modification story.
228 Lower Cost Lowercase Philip M. Van Praag Ten bucks and some time will put you lowdown.

Game

154 Simul-80 – A Weird Game Dennis Kitsz Surprise! Now you are a data bus.

General

178 The Unexpurgated Version David D Busch Real meanings of micro gables.
222 Cost Effective Word Processing Larry M Hewin, Ed. D. Without disks and with class.

Hardware

262 TRS-80 Joystick Control Stephen Barker Stick it to your 80.
272 TRS-80 Bus Conductor L. Joseph Fox Fox took what Radio Shack wouldn’t give.

Interface

278 The Model I As a Dumb Terminal Jim Tallman Talk to peripherals.

Recreation

210 The Dot Game Arthur J Welcher Play games to learn programming.

Review

195 NEWDOS-80 Allan J Domuret Find out what it really is.

Style

246 Loops and Arrays L. Mitchell Wein Two ways to streamline your programs.
297 Block that Cursor Ron Balewski Stop your 80 from winking at you.

Tutorial

240 Fast Clock DOS Allan J Domuret Teach your DOS to run races.

Utility

271 Compare William B Everett For identical twins.
298 Smart Answers James F Williams How to hex your 80.

Regulars

7 Remarks Wayne Green
8 Inside 80 Ed Juge
12 80 Input

31 Reviews

44 80 Applications Dennis Kitsz
49 80 Accountant Michael Tannenbaum
52 Education 80 Earl R Savage
53 The Assembly Line William Barden, Jr.
61 News

70 New Products

80 Microcomputing – Volume 17 – May, 1981


Issue Information:


Volume: # 17
Date: May 1981
Load-80: No
Pages: 310

Table of Contents:
       

Contents

87 The Auto Mentor Leslie E. Sparks Car maintenance eroding your bottom line? Here are all the answers you need to decide whether to buy a new car or stick with your old one. Find out how much your old car is costing you, then compare it with the cost and mileage of that lovely new machine.
99 The Home Buyer’s Helper Clarence Stinson This article turns your 80 into a home buyer’s calculator that will calculate the differences in interest paid on mortgages, cash needed monthly to make the payments, and appropriate IRS rebates. Pay through your 80, it feels better.
103 How to Buy and Sell Houses Dale A Whitman Whitman takes a look at home buying from both sides of the coin. This article may convince you that there is a better way to finance than through the banks.
113 A Dollar Down Jack Martin This article tells you much more about a new car than kicking the tires will, and it doesn’t indulge in a sales pitch, either. Drag your eyes away from the shiny new paint and train them on your shiny 80; you may discover there is a better deal to be had.
119 Advanced Graphics Techniques – Part II Bob Boothe In this second part of a three-part series, Boothe really struts his stuff and makes the 80 do all but cartwheels with some truly incredible graphics. You may not recognize your 80.
58 The Exclusive Oracle Dennis Kitsz Kitsz begins a new feature with this issue, which will prove to be as irregular as he is. Want to question the wizard? Here’s the medium.
64 Dow Jones Offers Videotex Tie-in Bert Latamore Dow Jones has made its business and stock market news information service available for all TRS-80 owners, including the Color Computer. Latamore has all the specs; this could prove to be very important to your business.

Applications

128 Dome Time Daniel B. Nickell If you’ve always wanted your own sphere
219 Foreign Language Translation Dan L Robinson You can finally make sense of your relatives

Business

222 The General Ledger R L Conhaim Get your business on cassette

Construction

80 High Density Graphic Interface – Part Two Dennis Murray and Paul Fowler, Jr Installing high-res.
202 Hardwire the RS-232 Don DeJarnette Get to bed earlier, with this one.
254 An Alternate Source John G Conner International computing

Education

194 Dancin!-A Disco Primer Andrew A. Modia Byte off some boogie

Game

294 BOA Jeff Myers Get into a snakepit

General

192 Hardtimes Joe Fettig Variables maps and other tools
208 A Field Guide to Computerists Chuck Doherty Check out these birds
258 Speedset Sherman B Winings Rid yourself of read/write errors
272 The Sargon Saver Thomas L Quindry If you have to work for a living

Graphics

176 Inverse Video Brian D. Smith Turn black to white
204 Flexible Scroller Jeff Myers Roll your own

Hardware

188 Keep It In the Black William D Johnson For tired printers
236 The Pulse Jockey Larry Suter Software and trickery to make things simple

Personal

278 Compterized Complaint Dennis J Gillig For Input page addicts

Review

158 FORTRANslator Richard C McGarvey A review and caveat
206 Editor/Assembler-Plus Dan Zuckerman Good stuff for 16K Level II
210 Microsoft’s Compiler for the Model II James L Waggoner A handy language changer
230 LNW Resarch Expansion Board Ian Hodgson Helps your 80 work hard
242 > 22 MHz for $99 Fredi Egger Give your 80 a monitor boost
266 The FCI-80 and the TC-80 Harley Dyk Cassette prodders
296 Talk To Your TRS-80 Art Weicher Betcha didn’t know It had a voice

Technique

246 Not-So-Random Numbers Timothy R. Zeigler Create charts out of chaos

Tutorial

146 Memories Are Made of This Robert D Randall Make a routine out of RAM and ROM
188 An Idiot’s Guide to Assembly Language-Part I Robert C. Montgomery From one struggling idiot to another
292 On the Average Len Gorney About an average subject

Utility

190 Direct Statement In File D E Fitchhorn Save your overworked fingers
216 Dollars and Sense Tom Andrews A subroutine for getting down to business
234 The Encoder Ron Carn An easier way
244 Hex Converter Richard H. Malone Turn a nightmare into a treat
256 One Wheel Drive Dan Keen and Larry Pezzuto Turn your jalopy into a sedan
260 Shift Lock Martin C. Hambei A Subroutine to give you short shift.
264 The Spare Time Generator Thomas C Mehesan, Jr. For those with long lists of names.
270 Comprs Stephen Barker Help for short memory hindrances.
284 Take T-Bug Higher W. R. Stanley Without a pilot’s license.
288 Know-It-All Alan Sehmer Everythins you wanted to know, but were afraid to ask.

Regulars

7 Remarks Wayne Green
8 Inside 80 Ed Juge
12 80 Input

26 Reviews

38 The Assembly Line William Barden, Jr.
44 80 Accountant Michael Tannenbaum
48 80 Applications Dennis Kitsz
54 Education 80 Earl R. Savage
58 The Exclusive Oracle Dennis Bathory Kitsz
64 News

73 New Products

306 Reader Service

80 Microcomputing – Volume 18 – June, 1981


Issue Information:


Volume: # 18
Date: June 1981
Load-80: No
Pages: 380

Table of Contents:
       

Contents

68 Advanced Graphics Techniques – Part III Bob Boothe In this final part of a graphics series, Boothe uses machine language routines with disk commands. He also teaches his printer how to do high density graphics. More patterns are presented, and Boothe provides the spells a computer wizard needs to rotate a pattern on its axis.
84 80 Microcomputing’s Buyers Guide to Printers 80 Micro Editors The editors have been busy during the long winter months compiling this very detailed list of printers. What they are, what they do, how much they cost, and where to get them are a few of the questions covered in this guide.
96 A Tiger With Dots George Somers Somers bought a Paper Tiger, and immediately began tiger training. Turns out he’s very good at this! He’s trained his tiger so well it won’t put out a dot without his say so. And when he does say so, it jumps. No whips and chair for this trainer, though; he uses software, and shares some of his training routlnes in this article.
102 The Color Computer – An Inside Look Philip Martel and Robert Nicholas The authors describe the Color Computer, its features, functions and commands. Some handy charts are presented, as well as programs that make this newest ’80 strut its stuff.
268 The Software Broker John Harper Ever want to try to make a killing in the stock market but not quite dare? Harper arms you with all the software and information you need to use your 80 to help you make predictions and a few calculated decisions.

Applications

122 Dragnetwork Alicia Kennedy The cops in Illinois have a new recrult on the beat
127 Application In Real Time Russell M Genet This 80 is a star gazer
140 EYE-80 James S. Hawkes, PhD and Grady R. Reese Make your 80 into an underpaid, uncomplaining spy
236 The Mileage Manager A. L. Frink Sacrificing comfort for cost

Game

160 SUPERMAZE Howard F Batie Get lost in this one.
186 Subdestroy John Cominio How long can you tread water?
244 Lunar Lander Revisited John Beringer A game not debugged to death

General

194 The Level II Index Barbara Mercer Tandy could use this
197 Model II Q and A Tom Yager Got a question? Here’s an answer

Graphics

147 Unlocking the Graphic Code Jerome I. Weintraub No more hunt and peck

Interface

92 The Xerox 1740 and the Model II Dr. James H. Nestor Lessons in Nestor’s Law
157 Joysticks for the Model I Frank DiNunzio The pleasures of stick drive
188 Polyphonic Sound Synthesis Richard L. Brocaw Complex sound generation
288 Electro-Mechanical Hard Copy Sherman Levine By an avid writer

Personal

296 The Rule of 78s R. L. Conhaim Save.some money with this rule

Review

130 LDOS Paul Welner All you need to know
137 Plug Compatible Processor Paul Vonk Raing games

Technique

174 The Pascal Dream John Krutch Things Radio Shack never taught Your 80
255 Program Chaining and Local Variable Definition in BASIC Hal Brown How to do it
294 On Embedding Data John D. Adams Method and the madness

Tutorial

108 To Err Is … Forbidden John D. Adams A guide to what you just did wrong
112 An Idiot’s Guide to Assembly Language-Part 2 Robert C. Montgomery A guided tour.

Utility

178 The Disk AutoMenu Larry M. Hewin, Ed.D For those who get behinder hurrier.
192 CAPTRAN Buzz Gorsky Teach your 80 some small talk
219 Purge Joe Ligori Get rid of your mistakes quickly
224 Copykill Steve Kelley Don’t type all those names
232 Soft Tach Daniel North Check your disk speed
248 Underscoring Scripsit Carl Isell Another one Tandy missed
265 KILDOS Is Here Robert Soltyslk Minimize your DOS

Regulars

7 Remarks Wayne Green
8 Inside 80 Ed Juge
10 80 Input

20 Reviews

39 80 Accountant Michael Tannenbaum
43 Education 80 Earl R. Savage
44 80 Applications Dennis Kitsz
52 News

60 New Products

306 Reader Service

80 Microcomputing – Volume 19 – July, 1981


Issue Information:


Volume: # 19
Date: July 1981
Load-80: No
Pages: 296

Table of Contents:
       

Contents

96 Language Quest ’81 G. Michael Vose You know there’s some way to talk to a computer, but you’re not sure what it is. Somewhere there’s got to be a computer that understands you. Probably not, but don’t worry -Vose provides a roadmap to the ways computers talk, and the languages they speak.
116 COBOL – Ready and Waiting Robert L. Bradley COBOL is a computer language for businessmen, commonly used, and oneof the few which have been standardized. It used to be ava~lableo nly on mainframes-now you can have it on your ’80.
122 Pilot-The Language of Computer Aided Instruction Randy Hawkins Pilot is the language of computer aided instruction, the language of students – simple, short, and infinitely patient. You can put Pilot in your ’80; here’s how, with suggestions for its use.
75 News from Kitchen Table Software, Inc. David Busch The debut of a new column from Kitchen Table Software describes the kind of utilites you only dream about. Get ready to giggle.
90 Microcomputers-Business or Pleasure Bert Latamore 80 examines the future of microcomputing in business. Ed Juge fences some industry strategists whoseopinions differon growth and dollars in the next decade. You’ll find out how three businessmen are defying the pessimists using their 80’s in the office today.

Applications

154 Modifying Tiny Pascal For Disk Lt. John B Harrell Don’t mess with cassette
202 Enhance Your Level II BASIC Gil Spencer A travelogue
243 Nag Analyais Dave Crosby If you have a large fortune

Construction

184 Lightning Strikes Twice Paul C. Fowler, Jr. Suppress those transients

Data Management

254 Regression and Correlation C Brian Honess Great math news

Game

217 The Level II Black Box Morris Jones Random deviousness

General

102 A Macro Processor for BASIC-Part I J. Alan Olmstead The first of a philosophical series on a macro.
112 Coming to Terms Joe D. Fugate A short and sweet guide to what it is
162 A First Look at Forth John Krutch What you need to know to get hooked
179 Getting Involved Robert A. Batty Would he do it again?
294 A Quick Riff on Synthesizers Dave Keen and Dan Dischert What they did before the ’60.

Interface

171 The last CLOAD Fix Walter I. Stanley If your seal is broken
282 Recipe for Hard Copy Larry Keith If you don’t have big bucks

Personal

289 The Real Rule of 78s R L Conhaim Another loan formula

Review

86 Lobo Connections Jake Commander Commander drives his disks hard
168 Tiny Pascal from Supersoft Curtis H Kyle How it looks and what it does
236 Archbold’s Mod I Speed-Up Kit Richard C McGarvey By an electronic weakling

Technique

199 Never Ready Ron Balewski Add variety to your life
296 Undocumented lnstructions Brian Cameron Register commands from the heights

Tutorial

146 Join the Pascal Crusade Maroaret M. Grothman Tiny Pascal explicated
271 How to Handle Those Random Files Ken Knecht For random seekers
291 To Err is … Forbidden – Part II John D Adams A second installment

Utility

226 Everyman’s Mod II Word PRocessor Mike Kilroy A modified program.
244 A BASIC Disassembler Frank Delfine Machine code with BASIC
259 The Variable Lister John L. Webster To help with documentation and development
280 High Speed Data Tape Jim Glosser Machine code to speed up BASIC

Departments

7 Remarks Wayne Green
8 Inside 80 Ed Juge
10 80 Input

22 Reviews

36 80 Accountant Michael Tannenbaum
41 Education 80 Earl R. Savage
42 The Assembly Line William Barden, Jr.
56 80 Applications Dennis Kitsz
68 News

78 New Products

80 Microcomputing – Volume 20 – August, 1981


Issue Information:


Volume: # 20
Date: August 1981
Load-80: No
Pages: 326

Table of Contents:
       

Contents

85 A Walk on the Monster Side Bert Latamore Since forgotten times, man has been a gamester. It is no wonder he has started using microcomputers to flavor his age-old fascination.
214 The Green Register Glynn Paul LaBorde LaBorde’s students at the state penitentiary in Angola, LA may not be your typical scholars, but his program for keeping track of thelr programs will work-even in less confined academic settings.
180 Alternate Course Michael A. Duflin After finding “Introduction to Data Processing” the dullest, most useless course he ever took, when the call came for this author to design his own intro, he was determined to make it more than “garbage in/garbage out.”
136 Being of Sound Algorithm Carol S. Weinberg Have you ever thought who would inherit your’80 when you pass away? This researcher shows you how to write a program for your last will and testament.
126 Epson’s MX-80 Tony Gilt In our June issue, we compared 57 printers. Here’s the 58th. And from its price to its print quality, this Japanese import will be making American printer manufacturers take notice.
150 Morse Resource-Part 1 Allan S. Jofle W3KBM, Dresher, PA, gives us his first installment on programming a TRS-80 to help ham radio operators on the Morse Code circuit.

Applications

192 Family Relationships Sil Horwitz Alex Haley, eat your heart out
248 Hold That Pose Doug and Pam Ebert Helping photographers find their photos
288 Disk Index Robert A. Schilling Make it easy to keep everything up to date in those directories
294 Solar Altitude Plotter Edward H. Rea III Tracklng where the sun shines in

Construction

298 The Wandering 80 Don Hubert Build a home for your computer

Data Management

194 Vital Statistics C Brian Honess Remember the good old bell curve?

Education

168 Quiz Fred Olsen Buzzers, bells, flashing lights and learning

Game

86 Startrek 4.0 Jake Commander Captain’s log: star date: now!
92 Frankenstein Robert A. Nicholas Avoiding the hassle of reloading a game
102 Space Potatoes Christopher Brumme The ‘taters are coming! The ‘taters are coming!
104 Tank Dan L Rice A combat game for preschoolers
108 Space Empires James L. Smith Imperialism circa 2501 A.D.
112 Simon Dave McGlumphy Simulate a popular electronic game
116 Star Guard John Beringer Protect your stargate from enemy jumpships
122 Formula 80 Richard A Sprague High speed thrills on your tube

General

156 A Macro Processor for Basic-Part II J. Alan Olmstead More on making your computer program itself.
286 Color Computer First Impressions Richard L. Kilmon Initial looks sometimes deceive.

Interface

164 TRS-80 to RS-232 to TI-810 Morris Herman Tie a Texas instruments printer to your Tandy.

Review

154 The Microconnection Fred Blechman You’re missing a lot without a modem
222 Chasing a Data Base Wynne Keller Three data bases compared
234 Word D. Wilson Cooke A word processing program that’s back to Basic

Technique

230 RAM Squeeze John D Adams Memory conservation
292 Three’s Not a Crowd David W Mawdsley Writing programs with pencil, paper and utilities

Tutorial

208 Programming With the Voice Synthesizer Craig Werner Mellifluous sounds from your computer.
254 Be a Super USR! Roger C. Alford Leap the gap between Basic and machine code in a single bound.
262 Datacom Decisions Frank J Derlier, Jr. Making your ’80 into a data communications device.
304 Digits for Fun Ross A Wirth 362,880 combinations-but how many fit the bill?
308 All About Sorts-Part I Len Gorney Finding out which sort is best

Utility

168 Datagen Dan and Cass Lewart At last! Effortless data statements from machlne language to Basic.
240 TRS-80 Disassembler Carl Wuebker Your operating system as a puzzle
280 UC/LC Fix Dennis Thurlow Why are those tables backward?
270 Dirprog Jack Egbert Bringing together many frequently modified disks
274 The Data Maker Gary H. Grosse Keep your calendars straight
278 Command File Modifier Donald G. Crawford Spoon feeding commands to your ’80
282 Basic Shorthand Jared Radin Enter common Basic words in a single keystroke for programming efficiency

Departments

7 Remarks Wayne Green
8 Inside 80 Ed Juge
12 80 Input
26 Reviews
24 Education 80 Earl R Savage
42 80 Accountant Michael Tannenbaum
44 The Exclusive Oracle Dennis Bathory Kitsz
48 The Assembly Line William Barden, Jr.
52 80 Applications Dennis Kitsz
74 Kitchen Table Software David Busch
77 Calendar
78 New Products
68 News
314 Load 80
322 Reader Service

80 Microcomputing – Volume 21 – September, 1981


Issue Information:


Volume: # 21
Date: September 1981
Load-80: No
Pages: ?????

Table of Contents:
       

Contents

104 Robotics-The Microcomputing Connection Chris Brown Currently, robot intelligence of the Star Wars sort can only be created in one way: Stuffing a midget (preferably British) into into a robot suit.
101 It’s All Robotese to Me Kelvos Gisamte Discretion may be the better part of valor but not always the better part of authors. Gisamte’s indiscretions will most likely be forgiven by readers when they find out how entertaining they are.
114 One Man’s Robot Don McAllister A year after this author bought a $29 model of R2D2-that cute stump from Star Wars with the fast-forward voice-he had it hooked up to his TRS-80 and responding to voice commands. You can do it, too, he says, and shows you how.
134 Spanning the Electronic Nation Dennis Kitsz Communication from sea to shining sea can be yours. All you need is a modem. Author Kitsz looks at three of them.

Tutorial

148 All About Sorts Len Gorney They’re more than just a shell game
170 New Words for BASIC Alan Neibauer Taming some foreign mots
182 Level II Utilities for the Model III Kenneth J Bigelow T-Bug and other variations
242 Going Pro Nicolas Moss Before you write software for someone else
312 Clear N Nate Salsbury A not-so-transparent way to save money
334 Bascal Richard C. Metzler Detractors of Basic beware

Utility

174 The Memory Expander Tim Kenealy Eliminating those wide open spaces.
186 Base Conversions James Yowell Yelvinaton Coping with the numbers jungle
228 Split and Splice Stephen Mills Text manipulation that’s a cut up
240 Throw Away R. Gene Langston Kill instructions, save memory
250 “On Error … Fix” N C Richardson A prescription for bombing bugs.
276 Serial Printing with EDTASM-Plus Howard H. Cohen You have to do it yourself
283 Patching Across Richard Koch Back door Scripsit.
317 Rename David Busch You enter the strings and thls program will pull them
333 Dateline 80 Richard A Press The object of this program is Basic

Applications

190 Morse Resource-Part II Allan S Joffe More dit dah dah dit
252 Lifespan Joseph Wailand Be a literal life of the party
282 Equine Equation Evaluatlon Raymond J. Herold Playing the ponies without a computer may be a handicap
286 The Secret Ballot David D Busch Plug in the vote
290 Enhanced Word Processing John F Rogers Good news for Line Printer IV owners

Construction

218 The Wave Shaper R. B. Shreve Get a load of these curves
258 Width Control Jim Barbarello A little less character may be better for your line printers
298 Lowercase Done Right John Burgan A $59 mod for $16.13

Education

204 Alternate Course – Part II Michael A Dullin A method of writing your first program grounded in outer space
244 Math Derby Michael A. Dulfin College Bowl for furlongs
272 Teacher Mod Madelelne Fish Working with a classroom of computers
292 The Walls of Jericho Chuck and Jo McNichols A Sunday school class blows its horn
328 Analogies Damon L. Spencer With ail due respect to Miller

General

142 A Macroprocessor for Basic – Part III J. Alan Olmstead The first thing to remember about Basic is it doesn’t exist
300 The Magic Trick Davld D Busch Keyboard sleight of.hand
320 TRS-80 Cartoon Capers Darren DeViglli Freeing the Al Capp in your computer

Graphics

214 Picture This Dan Keen and Dave Dischert Proof that cartoons on your TRS-80 are not a looney idea.
258 Curve Plotter Steven M. Zimmerman and Craig Stanley It could make a draftsman jealous.
302 Title Graphics Francis S. Kallnowski Billboards for your programs

Reviews

188 Software Tools for the Craftsman Maurice M Small Renumbering, merge and append made easy.
180 Smart Terminal Software Bill Everett Make your computer an egghead without getting egg on your face
278 Snapp’s XBasic Rick Ledennan Loading cooperation into your Model II

Technique

154 Rotation Bruce Yellin Take a cube for a spin
220 High Speed Sorts Richard R Robson Computing in the fast lane.
226 Erudite Arrays George Barnes Matrices can learn from their peers.
322 Slice & Dice Basic J Stewart Schneider An answer to frustrating loads.

Departments

7 Remarks Wayne Green
8 Education 80 Earl R. Savage
10 80 Input
22 Reviews
40 80 Applications Dennis Kitsz
52 News
70 80 Accounting Michael Tannenbaum
74 Kitchen Table Software David Busch
76 Exclusive Oracle Dennis Bathory Kitsz
80 The Assembly Line William Barden, Jr.
90 New Products
68 News
344 Reload 80
349 80 Books
354 Index to Advertisers

80 Microcomputing – Volume 22 – October, 1981


Issue Information:


Volume: # 22
Date: October 1981
Load-80: No
Pages: ?????

Table of Contents:
       

Contents

103 Artificial Intelligence – Technology and the Search For Self Chris Brown In the early 195bs, Lucy and Ethel found themselves working on a bon-bon production line and Alan Turing published “Computing Machinery and Intelligence.” The world hasn’t been the same since.
108 And Now Artificial Intelligence Harold Nelson There has always been someone to put humanity in its proper place, scientists like Copernicus, Darwin and Freud. Now we have roast mules, Animal, and SHRDLU.
114 Godel, Escher, Bach Nancy Robertson While the debate rages over whether or not machines can really think, a young computer scientist suggests man has jumped from the golden bough to be left swinging from a golden braid.
122 Mastermind-An Intelligent Program Duane R. Hope When this author got bored with solo play of this popular game, he decided to create a worthy opponent Inside his computer.
132 Simple Syllogisms Rick Hoffman If you’ve ever fantasized about having an intelligent computer, here’s a way to add some smarts to your little black box.

Applications

141 Program for the Handicapped Stephen F. Nowak and Gary J. Muswick A lot can be done with imagination and a little sweat
182 Hoops William Cornwell Throw your scorebook away.
220 Worldly Goods John E. Fall Keep track of those with which you are endowed.
272 Sunrise … Sunset Harold K. Skramstad Program your computer to time them
274 Fat City David Busch Keep tabs on your meat.
298 Catet – The Decision Maker Victor T. Albino Know all the alternatives before you act.
316 Firestream George L. Gille Next to Sparky, a TRS-80 could be a firefighter’s best friend.
338 Loan Sharp Walter J. Athlns How a user can avoid usurers
374 Listprog Doug Riffel For sticklers on neatness

Construction

196 Tape Regenerator Cass R. Lewart Avoiding the pain of bad loads
202 Real World Interface – Part I Elliott K. Rand The beginning of a beautiful friendship
234 Hard and Soft Printware I. R. Sinclair Zen helps you build an interface that won’t cost you an orn and a leg
242 Auto-Key Mike Ghan Input complex mathematical equations
310 That Annoying Twitch Marshall E. Smith Curing your tube and reliving aggravation.

Data Management

258 All About Program Files A. J. Barnard Jr and A. David Barnard Bettering the records in your data base.

Education

180 Alternate Course – Part III Michael A. Duffin Graphic POKEs

Game

302 Micro-Yahtzee Mark E Johnson Plug this popular game into your computer
320 Hang Person Nathan Hilton It even comes with moans
334 Star Colony John Beringer Explore and conquer

General

118 Artificial Intelligence at M.I.T. G. Michael Vose Trying to make the indefinite more definite
138 The Realm of Science Fiction Nancy Robartson Hal and Mike are not ordinary guys
146 Voice Synthesizer Willard Hall Taking the tedium out of phonemes
228 A Macroprocessor for Basic – Part IV J. Alan Olmstead To compile or not to compile, that is the question
264 Adventures in Modemland Fred Blechman Reach out and touch another microcomputer
285 Soft Charactees Stephen D Moulton 32 lowercase characters for the price of 26
290 The Basic Difference Fred Blechman Model I and Model III don’t always talk the same language

Reviews

210 Profile Bill O’Brien Still the king of Radio Shack programs
249 Debug with GOTO Roger L Pape How to save data when your program bombs
252 DOSPLUS 3.3 James LaSalle The only derious double-density DOS
296 Multi-Statement Dan Keen and Dave Dischert Rounding off the edges once you master Basic
350 Formatted Screen Input F. Christian Byrnes Entering data with facility
354 Thoughts on For … Next Richard Amyx Deep nesting can be for the birds

Utility

288 Crossdos Jack Means CP/M text editing and transfer problem solve
156 Emterm Jeffrey A Mills Make your TRS-80 an intelligent terminal
306 Building Bridges Wayne L .Mueller Combine your software for what must be done
312 Through-Boot Alan D. Smith Make it easier to start-up in TRSDOS
326 A Tale of Two Drivers John T. Blair Patches for TRSDOS and EDTASM
340 Full Error Harry annd Ken Keairns How to get more than half a message
344 Modifying EDTASM/Plus Arne Rohde Take the disadvantage out of this Microsoft program
358 Datafix A. J. Barnard Jr and A. David Barnard Tiptoeing across your keypad
360 Weak Link Steeven Denholtz Working on the NEWDOS chain command
364 Memory Window Warren Merkey Look at any K byte of keyboard
370 CopyIt Ron Balewski Shorthand data entry

Departments

7 Remarks Wayne Green
10 80 Input
26 Reviews
42 The Assembly Line William Barden, Jr.
50 Education 80 Earl R. Savage
52 80 Applications Dennis Kitsz
65 80 Accountant Michael Tannenbaum
68 News
88 Kitchen Table Software David Busch
90 Exclusive Oracle Dennis Bathory Kitsz
94 New Products
68 News
366 Reload 80
368 Calendar
386 Index to Advertisers

80 Microcomputing – Volume 23 – November, 1981


Issue Information:


Volume: # 23
Date: November 1981
Load-80: No
Pages: 404

Table of Contents:
       

Contents

110 Computerization of the Workplace Chris Brown Despite the promises of true believers, the rebirth of the American workplace for the better has yet to arrive. In fact, things may have gotten worse
112 Digital Delivery Bert Latamore For a long time, friendly neighborhood postmen have been tempting morsels for the Fidos of this world, but soon man’s best friend may be confronted with a mailman that bytes back.
118 Paper Mountain Theron Wierenga No need for nuts, ropes, carabiners and crampons for traversing this peak – just a Model II and 64K of memory
144 Investment Property Analysis Leslie E Sparks Before the big bucks begin to roll in, investing in real estate can be a tedious frind, unless you make your computer your calculating partner.
176 The Ups and Downs of Graphs Richard Foley A picture is always worth a thousand numbers, even if it’s only a line drawing.
272 Users Groups Michael Nadeau Some grasroots data on groups that have taken root across the nation

Applications

220 The Pacemaker David Tinis If Henry Ford only had a computer …
348 Second Sourcing David Tinis 14 wasy to seek another
392 Pocket Stats Dr. Walter J Atkins, Jr. Calculating from the hip

Business

138 The Tenant Tracker George Kwascha Guess no more on who paid his rent
160 The House Detective John Cominio End the hassle of pouring through house listings
190 Investment du Jour C. Brian Honess If finance is your cup of soup …
320 State of the Union R M Reid, Jr. Be a credit to yours

Education

274 Alternate Course – Part IV Michael A. Duffin Spoon-feeding number systems
306 Calling All Teachers Roger Hedden 86 paperwork with these programs

General

184 A Fast Round-Up Gordon McComb Take a quick look at a herd of word processors
243 A macroprocessor for BASIC – Part IV J. Alan Olmstead More on ending digital babble
328 Colorful Maneuvers James W. Wood Two moves are better than one
384 Enhanced Again Mark Goodwin New commands, new pictures

Interface

164 A Driven Printer Wayne Mueller Routines for a spinwriter
208 The Real World Interface – Part II Elliot K. Rand More sophisticated flashing lights.
362 ROM Roll-Over Geary Keich Before you buy an interface, check out this 16K mod

Technique

204 In Praise of Outlines Dennis Drew Making it simple
250 Chain Command Implementation Roger L. Pape Don’t let running interfere with your red pencil

Tutorial

292 Customized Commands Dale W Rupert Put some muscle in Basic with these subroutines
300 In Command Jerry Rutledge How to remain cool in this mode
352 Keyboard Incantations Allen V. Robnett The ghost in your clavier

Utility

172 Scripsit – Sans Serif Gary D Cochrell Special print functions nice ‘n easy
284 Merge for Level II William J. Dalesandry, Hr. Memory occupied by more than one program.
314 Baudot LPRINT Winford Rister Inexpensive, but dudget your time well
333 Superlist Morris Jones Make readable listings with a single program
356 Purezzap W. R. Stanley This disk doctor makes house calls
360 Simplezap David Safford Sector I/O on TRSDOS
368 Newbug Ken Marks, Jr. Upgrade your T-Bug with these new commands
390 T-Bug III Kevin Kleinfelter When you get tired of waiting for Tandy …

Departments

6 Remarks Wayne Green
8 80 Input
24 Reviews
46 Education 80 Earl R. Savage
50 The Assembly Line William Barden, Jr.
61 Kitchen Table Software David Busch
64 80 Accountant Michael Tannenbaum
66 News
78 80 Applications Dennis Kitsz
98 New Products
68 News
394 Reload 80
403 Index to Advertisers

80 Microcomputing – Volume 24 – December, 1981


Issue Information:


Volume: # 24
Date: December 1981
Load-80: No
Pages: 420

Table of Contents:
       

Contents

100 A Runner’s Logbook G. Michael Vose Even though you’re running for fun, keeping track of your feats can be a chore. Save some cerebral sweat by letting your running partner, the TRS-80, manage your stats.
108 The Philatelist’s Friend Richard W. Castor If stamp collecting and computing are your hobbies, author Castor will show you how to tie the two toghether.
181 Buyer’s Guide to Peripherals and Micro Electronics 80 Micro Staff If your will power is less than the French Resistance when a new gadget dangles before your eyes, consult this guide and succumb to temptation economically.
128 The 80 Limited Bert Latamore It may not be the Atcheson, Topeka and Santa Fe but for HO train buffs, the Hudson, Delaware and Ohio is king of the road.
116 The House Plant Index John Chipman Your green thumb with be greener if you plant this program in your computer.

Applications

134 COINS Robert James Lloyd Coin colelctors, take inventory
140 Sharp Marketing Walter J Atkins, Jr Take your pocket to market.
172 Shopper’s Aid R. C. Maninger Fighting rocketing food costs.
302 A Gold-Plated 80 George W. Martin Tarnish off your contacts.
310 City Accessibility Calculator James M. Todd End debates over where to meet.
314 Analytic Inventory Management John Harper Take aim at inventory problems
374 The Logger Russ Kelly The Paul Bunyon of orfanizers.
386 Sheer Lunacy Alan Harris Tune into the moon’s phases, past and present.

Construction

192 Real World Interface – Part III Elliot K Rand Close Shades, turn on lights
312 Another Noise Maker Gary Enb Disturb your peace with your Model I

Data Management

278 80 Black Book Dave McGlumphy Finding ROM addreses fast
398 Get Organized Stuart L. Lesley Combat disorder with your computer.

Education

154 The Chess Tutor Robert J. Dowd Check this mating of chess openings and computer
220 Specific Heat John Getchko A TRS-80 goes to physics class

Game

176 Capture the Computer Jeffrey O. Fisher Free the box on the tube.
226 Golf Tee Solitaire Tay Ratke New twist to an old game
252 Rammer M. Keller Blast the enemy fleet, fast!
290 Writers of a Lost Art Victor T. Albino How to write adventure programs.
296 Color Concentration Charles T. Wyre Playing with colored squares
346 The Magic Cube David York Rubok’s cube on your tube

General

142 Let’s Get Rude Richard Ramelia Program your TRS-80 to talk tough
206 A Macroprocessor for Basic – Part V J Alan Olmstead End the speaking in tongues
248 USR Usery David H Freese, Hr. When you want more from your 80
304 The Freebie John C Adams, Jr. Identify some free space in your RAM
306 NEWDOS/80 Ken Jackman A new look at a new DOS
348 The Sargon Saver – Part II Thomas L Qundry Preserve your chess games for posterity.
358 The Ins and Outs of EDIT William L Schrader Praise of NEWDOS/80
362 POKE A, Color Computer Richard Esposito Playing with SAM
384 Lenny’s Story David D Busch A tale with a moral.

Hardware

268 IBM Joins Tandy W. R. Stanley Mr. Selectric mett Mr. 80
320 80 Cruise Control Ken Waltjen No lighter by the clock works

Reviews

146 Home Study Assembly Language Richard C. McGarvey Acquire a powerful second tongue
160 The Congivox Richard C. McGarvey A Chatty Cathy it ain’t
168 The Soul of a New Machine Chris Brown Tracy Kidder’s book reviewed

Tutorial

230 Pocket Full of Chips Dav M. Dolan Some programs for the pocket computer.
324 The Conversion Robert Woeger Lean to speak assembly
368 Queue Theory Alan Neibaure A computer stands in line
380 FOR my NEXT trick … Alexander MacLean The poop on this loop

Utility

222 Print Spooler Roger B Gault For slowpoke printers
236 The Dumpster Richard L Faber A screen dump for the Model II
238 Mergers Robert James Lloyd When 16K is not enough
242 The Sentry Jim Rastin A key debounce program
260 Ready — for the Model II? Jim J Barbarello A program for the uninitiated
262 The Death Wish Alan D Smith keeping MACH/BAS from fulfilling it
280 Dexterous Data Entry Bob Shuken Better micro menus
326 The Floppy Fixer James A Beebe Look anywhere, do anything to your disks
356 Cheater’s Poker Richard Davies PEEKing and POKEing machine language subroutines.
390 More Write Stuff Lynard Barnes A word processor called TWTWRT

Departments

6 Remarks Wayne Green
12 80 Input
30 News
36 Education 80 Earl R Savage
38 80 Accounting Michael Tannenbaum
42 Kitchen Table Software David Busch
44 Exclusive Oracle Dennis Bathory Kitsz
51 Soft Bits Roger Fuller
54 80 Applications Dennis Kitsz
68 Reviews
88 New Products
68 News
400 Reload 80
396 Calendar
419 Reader Service

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