80 Microcomputing – Volume 25 – January, 1982

Issue Information:

Date: January 1982

Load-80: Yes

Pages: 404

Table of Contents:

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
60
Videotext for the Masses
Michael Nadeau
When computer executives talk about the “Information Revolution,” they may be stirring the ashes of Uncle Karl without really knowing it.
66
Terminal Case
G Bert Latamore
The Canadians have adopted the European approach to videotext-an approach that doesn’t always take into account the wants of the proletariat.
80
A Little Pascal, Part II
Margaret M. Grothman
Readers slightly blue from holding their breath waiting for the followup to Ms. Grothrnan’s first piece may at last inhale.
92
Get the Business
 
For 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.
179
Buyer’s Guide to Disk Drives
 
For those of you frustrated by CLOADing for the last time, a potpourri of disk drives from the mini-floppy to Winchester technology.

Applications

Page
Article
Author
Description
174
No more 90 Pound Weakling.
Guell F. Stevens
Charles Atlas In your Pocket Computer.
306
If this is Tuesday, It Must Be …
Walter J. Atkins
Happy Birthday from your Pocket Computer

Games

Page
Article
Author
Description
265
Martian Missile Attack
Charles E Gillen
No city on earth is safe!
302
Micro Puzzle Box
David Moews
A venerable game in a new box.

General

Page
Article
Author
Description
140
The Ultimate Parts Manager
Bruce W. McCalley
For Model T fanatics only.

Hardware

Page
Article
Author
Description
172
Do-It-Yourself Disks
James S. Schaeller
Install Model III internal drives.
244
Digital Doodles
Alan Stehmer
Build a low cost plotter.
288
Those CLOAD Blues
Don Harties
How to end them.
294
Double Your Density
Allen J. Domuret
Without Model I hassles.
316
Model I, Meet Model III
Mike Berrow and Jim Brydges
Make them kissing kin.

Interface

Page
Article
Author
Description
318
The Straight Shooter
Thomas C Quindry
El Cheapo light pen.

Reviews

Page
Article
Author
Description
72
It’s a Big, Big Colorful World
Howard Berenbon
. . .when you hook your Color Computer into CompuServe
122
The Plot Thickens
Dan DeJarnette
A look at Radlo Shack’s plotter-printer.
126
TASMON
Rowland Archer
A machine-language monitor.
132
Making Basic a Snapp
Rick Lederman
An auto map you won’t use with your car.
218
What’s a TRZ-80?
Eric Lindsay
No, not another new product from Kitchen Table Software.

Technique

Page
Article
Author
Description
190
Alpha Graphics
Larry Basch
There’s no money in these dollar signs, just graphics.
258
Add that Professional Touch
Joe C Steelhammer
Look like a programmer. Be a programmer.
274
Programmer for Hire
Dennis J Gillig
Have Computer Will Program
276
The Flasher
Everitt Mickey
Make that loafer work.
278
Unmasking your Z80
R F Genovese
… with the help of computer interrupts.
290
Using Print Using
Chris Rende
A lesson in a Basic function

Tutorial

Page
Article
Author
Description
310
Ordered Chaos
Ken Webb
A look at randomness

Utility

Page
Article
Author
Description
196
NEATLIST
D N Ewart
For the Walter Matthaus among us.
200
Array I/O
Norman Neff
Fast data transfer of BASIC data.
204
Add CRC ASAP
Roxton Baker
Cyclical Redundancy Code for Tape
217
Does FORMAT get your BACKUP?
W. D. Hart
Stop raising your hackles over glitched disks.
224
Fill In The Blanks
Robert Schuldenfrai
Pack your records before committing them to tape.
230
Another Major Operation on Scripsit
Lynn W Graves
Grafting it to a printer
240
Tape Spate
Bill Bowman
Save and Recover.
304
Lost in Basic
Mark C. Paxton
Variables are where you find them.

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
6
Proof Notes
8
Remarks
Wayne Green
10
80 Input
28
80 Accounting
Michael Tannenbaum
30
Soft Bits
Roger Fuller
36
Reviews
52
Exclusive Oracle
Dennis Kitsz
56
Kitchen Table Software
David Busch
326
News
342
80 Applications
Dennis Kitsz
364
Education 80
Earl R Savage
366
Notes From Beneath the Keuboard
Paul Weiner
376
Input/Output
Jim Keogh
382
New Products
391
Calendar
392
Reload 80
403
Reader Service

80 Microcomputing – Volume 26 – February, 1982

Issue Information:

Volume:# 26

Date: February 1982

Load-80: Yes

Pages: 374

Table of Contents:

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
53
The Future in Miniature
John 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.
60
Anything Jodi Can Do.
Jodi Tallman
When 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.
94
A Look at the Future-Education and Computers
James Edward Keogh
Most 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.
128
Making More Possible
Kenny 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.
226
Four Into One Will Go-Part I
Jim 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

Page
Article
Author
Description
238
The Trade Wins
Adam and Mark Finkelslein
Stock market simulation.
268
The Profit Prognosticator
R.B. Nottingham
Calculating the cornerstone of management.

Education

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

General

Page
Article
Author
Description
166
Tumblin’ Dice
Ronald H. Bobo
A mind boggler.
232
Kings and Catapults
William C. Adams
A game of siege.

General

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

Graphics

Page
Article
Author
Description
194
The Random Picture Generator
James A. Swarts
Graphic Entropy.

Hardware

Page
Article
Author
Description
184
Networking on a Shoestring
Donald R. Melnke
The $100 net

Technique

Page
Article
Author
Description
204
Polar Generator
Ken Webb
Fast graphics bring you to the top of the world.

Review

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

Tutorial

Page
Article
Author
Description
248
Tab Extender
David C. Hedlnger
Pick up some more with this program

Utility

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

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
6
Proof Notes
 
8
Remarks
Wayne Green
14
80 Input
 
30
80 Accountant
Michael Tannenbaum
36
Soft Bits
Roger Fuller
40
Exclusive ORacle
Dennis Kitsz
48
Kitchen
David Busch
290
Reader Service
 
294
News
 
300
Reload 80
 
310
Reviews
 
330
80 Applications
Dennis Kitsz
344
New Products
 
354
Education 80
Earl R Savage
356
Money DOS
J M Keynes
358
Input/Output
James Edward Keogh
362
Copernica Mathematica
Bruce Douglass
370
Calendar
 

80 Microcomputing – Volume 27 – March, 1982

Issue Information:

Date: March 1982

Load-80: Yes

Pages: 406

Table of Contents:

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
78
The Editors Choice
Jake Commander and Kalvos Gesamte
Brace yourself to be wowed when two of our editors team up to create some graphics to dazzle the eye.
84
Where There’s a Will. . .
Shawn A McClenahan
When told a Color Computer, printer, and CompuServe don’t mix, this author was determined to do it.
90
Color Reversi
Anthony M. Ledger
Creating 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.
112
Mirror Imagining
Bob Boothe
As long as Bob has been plotting surfaces, he’s wanted to create a decent sphere. At last he has and now you can, too.
142
Is a Rose in Color Still a Rose?
Roy Green
After seeing what Bob Boothe did in black and white, this author thought it would look twice as good in color.
162
Jake’s Wampeters
John 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

Page
Article
Author
Description
152
Priming the Data Base
Stuart F. Ring
Easy find for sequential files.
176
Tax Relief for the Rich
Charles R. Perelman
Manipulating the new estate tax law.
210
CC-Color Computer or Chamber of Commerce?
Richard S. Adcock
Business can be colorful.

Education

Page
Article
Author
Description
184
Grade Book
B. E. Pugsiey
Put it in your computer.
330
You Light Up My Life
James W. Wood
Teaching light theory.
106
Subchaseri
John Stelner
The enemy below on your Color Computer.
154
Save All Humans
Bob Boothe
Shooting flying saucers.
252
Flip A Piece
John Cominio
Play your computer in Othello.

General

Page
Article
Author
Description
168
Radio Shack vs IBM
Roger Van Ghent
Model II vs 5150.
234
Two Way ANOVA
Richard C. Mffiarvey
Analysis of variance.
298
Broadening The TRS-80 Horizon
David D Busch
A change of heart
308
When the Postman Doesn’t Even Ring Once
Robert E. Averill
Mail order disorder.

Graphics

Page
Article
Author
Description
138
3-D Graphics
Eric Fogelin
Geometric shapes in 4K.
240
Color From a Model III
Paul T. Ward and Roit A. Deininger
If you have a digital plotter.
258
Shady Characters
Richard Ramella
Draw silhouettes on your 80.
270
Paper Graphics
Jay F Rosenberg
On a Line Printer IV.
280
Pictures at a Model II Exhibition
Jesse W. Baker
Have fun on this 80, too.
294
When Black Is White
Thomas W. Tache
Drop-out graphics.

Hardware

Page
Article
Author
Description
102
Color Computer Upgrade
Brian Murphy
From 4K to 16K.
126
Smarten Up, Color Computer!
Richard Esposito and Bertram A. Thiel
Adding 16K of RAM.
156
RAM Wars
Shewn A. McClenahan
Piggyback RAM chips.
172
Building an M-80
James Hawhes and Grady Reese
Or a single-board micro.
206
Hydra-Disk
Matt Robins
Two heads are better than one.
242
The Joy of Interfacing
Howard Batie
Building joysticks.
290
Video Snow Shovel
Brian Smith
Or a plow for your CRT.

Technique

Page
Article
Author
Description
230
To Err is … Okay
Richard S. Adcock
An error bypass.
304
Smooth Graphics
Ronald Goodman
Do the software impossible.

Tutorial

Page
Article
Author
Description
260
Z80 Bit Tables
Herb Robinson
Byte off more than you can chew.
314
One-Drive Bulletin Board
John Hodgson
All on a 5.25.
326
Dizzy Decimals
James R. Shore
How to handle them.

Utility

Page
Article
Author
Description
120
Back to the Drawing Board
Irwin Rappaport
Beat graphics boredom.
212
COLORMON
Douglas R Cook
Monitor your color programs.
214
Base 2 Screen printer
William S. Kent
For the tiger in your printer.
216
Secrets
Stephen Mills
Program padlock.
284
Graphics for Profile
Charles R. Wood
A patch for a popular program.
318
Reading, Writing and Assembly Language
Patrick Morgan
Disk I/O in Assembly.
332
TRSDOS 2.0 Fix
Tom Mornlni
No exit is a good exit.
336
VariSpeed
Bruce Evans
Stick shift in your 80.

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
7
Remarks
Wayne Green
10
Proof Notes
 
12
Input
 
32
80 Accountant
Michael Tannenbaum
36
Soft Bits
Roger Fuller
48
Reviews
 
66
Kitchen Table Software
David Busch
70
Notes from Beneath the Keyboard
Paul Wiener
338
80 Applications
Dennis Kitsz
350
Money DOS
J M Keynes
352
Medical Opinion
Philip R. Mills, M.D.
358
Copernica Mathematica
Bruce Douglass
370
Education 80
Earl R. Savage
372
News
 
385
Reload 80
 
386
Calendar
 
388
New Products
 
402
Reader Service
 

80 Microcomputing – Volume 28 – April, 1982

Issue Information:

Date: April 1982

Load-80: Yes

Pages: 406

Table of Contents:

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
86
Basic 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.”
112
BIPED
Kenny Leichtman
In 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.
128
Dateline: Sri Lanka
John 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.
135
Buyer’s Guide to Utilities
 
Here they are-assemblers, editor/assemblers, monitors, disk zappers, renumberers, tape utilities, file utilities, and m
 
152
Make Butterflies-Not Bugs
Jake Commander
So 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

Page
Article
Author
Description
298
One Twelfth of a Misery
James K Krapf
Giving the usurer his due.

Education

Page
Article
Author
Description
294
Vocabulary Test
Paul Kalkstein
Cramming – Silicon style.
302
King Komputer
Dana B. Allison
An end to the reign of the yardstick.

Games

Page
Article
Author
Description
222
Computer Repeat
Randolph A. Fontenot
A test of memory and keyboard dexterity.

General

Page
Article
Author
Description
76
Bibliography
Paul Secord
A little summer reading.
124
ANight on the Town
David Gunn
Even computersNeed a change of venue.
182
Model II Disassembler
Richard L. Faber
Modifying Wuebker.
258
Sublime Simulations
James E. Keogh
How they work.
282
Vexed by the Void
Randy M. Resnlck
Planet O2 where are you?
328
A Handy, Dandy, Tandy Table
R. Gene Langston
If you are a carpenter.. ..

Hardware

Page
Article
Author
Description
220
A New Generation of Characters
Walter C. Park Sr.
A lowercase chip in search of an 80.

Home/Hobby

Page
Article
Author
Description
270
Bringing the Supermarket to Its Knees
J.A. Kraynak
Beg for mercy, Mr. Whipple.
274
To Catch a Thief
David G Kuhn
A program to make cat burglars yowl

Review

Page
Article
Author
Description
70
Line Printer VIII
Richard Wallace
More for $100 less.
82
Line Printer VII
James E. McKenna
You don’t have to shuffle off to Buffalo to get one.
94
Snow Shovel for Your Video
Ronald H. Bobo
Toro for your tube.
98
Spelling Checker
M. M. Finefrock
Five spelling checkers compared.
278
Dot Matrix Bargains
Harley Dyk
The price Is right for this quintet.

Technique

Page
Article
Author
Description
254
Model I Do Files
Phillip Jackisch and Gordon Knapp
For the lazy among us.
290
Worm Pills for Basic
Dan Keen and Dave Dischert
Syntax doesNot a programmer make.
332
Total Recall
J. Gary Bender
FORTRANNever forgets.

Series

Page
Article
Author
Description
264
Technological Destiny-Part I
Gary Dillio
Manifest in the silicon sun.

Utility

Page
Article
Author
Description
167
BAM!
Jeff Byrklt
Learn M/L from a 14 year old.
176
Model II Terminal Driver
James E. Korenthel
CP/M, Cobol and compatibility.
188
Rapid System Loader
David C. Hedlnger
Machine language loading In the fast lane.
206
LOC-Editor
Jon Mark O’Connor
Error-trapping homebody.
208
Zubroutines
Peter Ashley
Run silent, GOSUB.
214
Direct Access.
Harold B. Fink
Disk routines from Basic with ease.
226
Memory Size?
Hugo T. Jackson
Read this before you throw your keyboard against the wall.
234
SYSTEMized Basic
Greg Browne
SAVE SYS FORMAT.
240
Using Test1A
Claude T. Moultrle Jr.
What Tandy left out.
244
Command Interpreter
Roger C. Alford
Take a PEEK at your 80’s ML routines.
250
Model III Master Directory
Wilbur A. Muehlig
Found at last
306
CP80
Brian Cameron
A monitor like the big boys.

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
7
Remarks
Wayne Green
10
Proof Notes
12
Input
28
Kitchen Table Software
David Busch
32
80 Accountant
Michael Tannenbaum
40
Reviews
66
Education 80
Earl R. Savage
338
Reader Service
342
Calendar
246
Soft Bits
Roger Fuller
254
News
370
Medical Opinion
Phillip R. Mills, M.D.
374
Reload 80
378
Money DOS
J.M. Keynes
382
Copernica Mathematica
Bruce Douglass
388
New Products

80 Microcomputing – Volume 29 – May, 1982

Issue Information:

Date: May 1982

Load-80: Yes

Pages: 406

Table of Contents:

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
80
Computer Creationists
Jay Rose
When 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.
88
Spiromania
Jake Commander
What 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.
98
Celluloid CPUs
Michael Nadeau
The use of micros for special effects in motion pictures has been widely publicized, but there are other uses for micros in Tinseltown.
106
Programmable Sound Generator
Matt Robins
If you have a Model I with disk drives, a synthesizer with nine simultaneous voices can be yours for $125.
128
A Little Byte Music
Steve Levine
Are you in the mood to learn how computers got in the GROOVE?

Business

Page
Article
Author
Description
326
Financial Wizard
Charles R. Perelman
Money Merlin for your Model II.

Education

Page
Article
Author
Description
316
Dynamic Item Scheduling
L. Benjamin WyckoM
Learning by hunches.
332
Time to Make ’em Sweat
Robert L. Hawkes
Relax while your 80 does your testing.

Games

Page
Article
Author
Description
292
Space Chase
Charles E. Gillen
Highballing in the void.

General

Page
Article
Author
Description
142
Programming Pitch
Menon L. Davis
Your 80 and stereo can make beautiful music together.
164
Fret No More!
Edward Louis
Guitar chords on your 80.
234
Micro Melodies
Kenneth Lee Gibbs
Teach your 80 to sing.
258
Out of Thin Error
Richard S. Adcock
Not Fair, Odd Disease, Runs Good, et al.
264
Two Strokes a Side
Michael Avery
Handicapping your golf game.
272
Kryha Cipher Machine
C. A. Deavours
From Union NJ, with love.
280
Model III Biorhythms
Linda Anderson
Unto each rhythm there is a sine wave.
298
Fore! Scorekeeper
Rodger Wells
An 80 keeps track of your guest for 80.
318
Computerized Engraving
Allan S. Joffe
With a Model III-pantograph hookup.
320
Confessions of a Microholic
Mike Keller
Can’t get enough of that silicon wine.
324
Damping Cassette Output
Ian R. Sinclair
Garbage in may really be garbage-out.

Graphics

Page
Article
Author
Description
104
Northern Lights
Bert Latamore
How a designer’s nightmare became a sculptor’s dream.
242
A Different Perspective
F. Gilbert Nielsen
The shadow of your CRT.
282
Super Banner
Ron Balewski
Say it in sign language

Hardware

Page
Article
Author
Description
306
Programmable Baud Rate
Hugh Cottle
Avoid the homebrewed look.

Home/Hobby

Page
Article
Author
Description
238
Home Budgeteer-Reprise
Manuel Pablo
Play it again, Pablo.
252
Computer Racing Form
Ronald H. Bobo
Your 80 as tipster.

Personality

176
Divine Dementia
Michael Nadeau
Some call it fate, others Kitsz-met.

Review

Page
Article
Author
Description
140
The Philly Phiasco
David Gunn
Looking for Arthur.
184
C.Itoh 8510
Mike Keller
All the ingenuity under the rising sun.
206
LNW-80
Richard L. Brocaw
Build your own.
208
Telewriter
Scott L. Norman
Cadillac for the Color Computer.
216
Snappware Eases Random Access
Rick Ledeman
Eliminate LSET, RSET, MKS$ and CVI.
218
ACCEL2 and Microsoft’s Basic Compiler
Dennis Wilkens
Parlez-vous machine language?
224
The Memory BOX
Jack Decker
Add RAM to your I.

Series

Page
Article
Author
Description
226
Technological Destiny-Part II
Gary Dilllio
Data hierarchy, computer history and misconceptions.

Technique

Page
Article
Author
Description
302
I Program Therefore ISAM
Richard S. Adcock
The number-name dichotomy conquered.
322
Gabby the Space Cowbum
Richard Rameila
When the string breaks on your Chatty Cathy …

Tutorial

Page
Article
Author
Description
260
Model II Primer
Jesse W. Baker
Read this before you run.

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
6
Remarks
Wayne Green
10
Proof Notes
 
12
Input
 
46
Reviews
 
62
80 Accountant
Michael Tannenbaum
68
Soft Bits
Roger Fuller
73
Commander 80
Jake Commander
74
Kitchen Table Software
David Busch
191
Letter to Subscribers
336
News
354
Reader Service
358
Reload 80
360
Medical Opinion
Philip R. Mills, M.D.
366
Exclusive Oracle
Dennis Kitsz
370
Notes from Beneath the Keyboard
Paul Wiener
382
Moneydos
J.M. Keynes
388
Education 80
Earl R. Savage
390
Copernica Mathematica
Bruce Douglass
400
Calendar
404
New 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

Page
Article
Author
Description
82
Data Communications-TRS-80 Style
Frank 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.
96
Breaker 19
David D. Busch
After 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.
148
For the Novice-Part I
Jay Chidsey
If 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.
106
Spiromania-Part II
Jake Commander
In 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.
100
Ohio Electronic News Experiment
Jay Chidsey
In 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

Page
Article
Author
Description
248
Survey
Roger Wells
Telemarketing for your micro.

Education

Page
Article
Author
Description
254
CIE-Computers in Education
Stephen Radin
How everything got up to date in CSD 22.
326
OJT
Frank Tymon
A program for rolling your own.
352
Do Not Pass
James W. Wood
Learn road signs with the Color Computer.

Games

Page
Article
Author
Description
227
Fortran Puzzler
Richard A. Yehle
What are the 57th St. Whiz Kids saying?
330
You Light Up My Grid
David R. McGiumphy
Tic-tac-beep

General

Page
Article
Author
Description
184
Print That Index
Carl Everett
An addendum to Klungle’s index
272
Propagation Prediction
John D. Chipman
For computerists who are HAMS
284
BBS Primer
Steve Wright
Bulletin boards from the word go
296
Hoodwinking TRSDOS
Linda Anderson
Model II printing prestidigitation
300
Portal to Portal Report
J. M. Keneipp
Let your 80 help you play the airline travel incentive game
306
Play a Trick on Profile
Bryan Scott
PRORAN also runs
320
Program Begat Son of Program Begat . . .
Kenneth Christensen and Craig Sater
A self-producing program for the mother in your 80.
344
Expand it-Burn it in
Colin Alexander
48K easy as pie
348
A Gentle Reminder
Jeff Rosen
Your 80 can be a tough taskmaster
358
Phonfind
Roben Eidridge
Sorting business from pleasure

Hardware

Page
Article
Author
Description
128
Bare Bones Communicator
Bob Hart
Skeleton talk from your cassette port
229
Modem Auto-Answer
Don Westbrook
Hello, Don’s away; would you like to speak to his computer?
310
Sixteen Channel AID Board
David Haan
Building on Fortna’s interrupt Mode 1-1/2
374
Singer Printer Interface
Don DeJarnette and R. Mailhot
Slow, but better than dot matrix.

Home/Hobby

Page
Article
Author
Description
160
Telephone Dialer
Jim Hickey
Lazy fingers

Personality

Page
Article
Author
Description
174
Bob Rosen-A Colorful Success Story
Kerry Leichtrnan
How Connection-80 was born in Woodhaven, NY.

Reviews

Page
Article
Author
Description
116
Color Computer Utilities
Scott Norman
When you want to go beyond Basic programming with your color machine
122
PL/I-80
Thomas W. Parsons
Throwing some water on a mainframe witch.
150
Data Base Managers-Part II
Wynne Keller
Three for the load
162
MMSFORTH
Nicholas Spies
New power for your 80
262
Dialog
Alan Neibauer
55 million records and not a song among them.
266
Extended Color Basic
Franklyn D. Miller
Explaining its functions
280
Statistical Analyses Analyzed
L. H. Zincone
Radio Shack vs Ecosoft
338
It’s in the Mall
Wynne Keller
Three software packages for the small businessman.

Series

Page
Article
Author
Description
176
Do It Yourself Data Base-Part I
Karl Townsend
A tape version for 50 records
186
Technological Destiny-Part III
Gary Dilllio
Easy COMS, easy goes
362
Programming Pitch II
Merton L. Davis
Correcting a mix-up from last month

Technique

Page
Article
Author
Description
298
The STRINGS’s the Thing
Tim Knight
Liberal use can conserve memory
308
The PEEK of its Career
C. David Wilson
Looking at that function for the Model II.
350
ROM Breakout!
J. C. Sprott
How to modify the Basic interpreter’s functions

Tutorial

Page
Article
Author
Description
192
DiGraph Digressions
Len Gorney
Never get lost again with this path-tracing program
232
Stepwise Refinement
B. Boasso
Keep your porgrams from looking like a spiral stairacase

Utility

Page
Article
Author
Description
172
Half Duplexer
Richard C. McGarvey
Odeledee -O!
194
Basic Translator
Howard E. Miller
Transforming dialects of Basic
288
Lost and Found
Robert Athanasiou and William Athanasiou
Disk directory for the Model III
318
Horizontal Scrolling
G. M. Foley
When you want more than getting down
324
Basic Communication
Richard C. McGarvey
A terminal program in a language we all understand.
334
16, 10.2, or 8-Which Base Do We Appreciate?
Karl Sarnow
Let your 80 run your bases
348
DATAGEN
John Heusinkveld
Let your Color Computer turn machine code into Basic.

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
6
Remarks
Wayne Green
8
Proof Notes
10
Input
22
Aid
26
Debug
30
80 Accountant
Michael Tannenbaum
34
Soft Bits
Roger Fuller
44
Reviews
74
Commander 80
Jacke Commander
78
Kitchen Table Software
David Busch
376
Money DOS
J. M. Keynes
386
Reader Service
387
Calendar
388
News
406
Feedback Loop
Terry Kepner
412
Copernica Mathematica
Bruce Douglass
428
Education 80
Earl R. Savage
430
Medical Opinion
Philip R. Mills, M.D.
436
Reload 80
438
New Products

80 Microcomputing – Volume 31 – August, 1982

Issue Information:

Date: August 1982

Load-80: Yes

Pages: 404

Table of Contents:

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
66
Assignment 46
Victo R. Albino
Tri-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.
80
Outdoor Computer Games? Yep!
Barry Adams
Summer 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.
94
The Colorful Computer – Part I
Franklyn D. Miller
This 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.
112
Ski Slalom
Jake Comamnder
While 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.
120
The Graphics King
Steven Frann
At an early age, Leo Christopherson saw his future in his dreams. Also his inclinations in blowing up walnut shell ships and playing the accordian
124
TRON: Man in the Computer
John P. Mello Jr
Hollywood 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
132
The Game of Kalah
Jonathan D Victor
An 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:

Page
Article
Author
Description
106
Cube-80
Winefred Washington Jr.
Tired of thumb-blisters and misplaced colors? Let this program guide you to a finished cube once and for all
114
Naval Wars
Arthur J. Byrnes
Swab 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.
156
Tee for Six
Carl Bevington
For board game gans, here are six individual games. Get board with one, then go on to the next.
174
Save Out Ship
Randy Hawkins
The 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.
186
The Master Muses
Charlie Heath
The author of one of the best reversi games for a micro explains why computer play the game so well.
188
Color Maze
Richard A. White
A refreshing back-to-basics game for your CC. no aliens, underground monsters or bad guyts, just a bunch of walls to bump into.
202
Four in One Plus Another
Larry D. Becker
Brickout, Poindexter, Mathtalk, Tank-Gun and PixPrint. CC games and a screen dump utility.
212
Sub Destroy, Model II Style
Patricia Steele
Take out your aggressions on enemy subs rather than on your fellow office workers.
216
Subs ‘n Choppers
Charles and Glenn Gillen
A classic air and sea battle with you in the cockpit of a helicopter.
222
Casino Slot Machine
Ron Balewski
Keep 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.
234
Cram
Hardin Brothers
Simple to play but hard to master, in short a real frustrator. Betcha can’t play just one.
240
Acrostic Generator
Jonathan Falk
Making 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.
248
Enter the Dragon
Brice Hadlock
Roam the west, east, north, and south in search of an imprisoned princess in this Kung Fu-style adventure
254
Conquest of Memory Alpha
L. L. Myers
The 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?
260
Space Duel
David Edick
Whether you own a Model I, III, or CC, this game is for you.
264
Square Game
Chuck Kanach
A CC adaptation of Merlin.
268
Color Breakaway
Mitchell Grossbach
All alone over the blue line … shot … Score! Hockey on your CC
270
Pitty Pat
Lynard Barnes
Computers don’t bluff. You’re sure to find that out in this version of draw poker.
274
Termites
Charles Weindorf
An invisible maze game to improve your memory with a cherrywood snack at the end.
280
Thru the Asteroids
Joe D. Fugate
No 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.
282
Alien Attack
Larry F. Perry
Space invaders plus Missile Command
286
Loco Motion
Dennis Ridgway
An intense “don’t-bother-me-now-can’t-you-see-I’m-busy” solitaire game. Fun for the whole family, one at a time.
296
Intellectual Somnambulism
M. Keller
A game for those who, tired of the hot-seat, want a little slow-paced action
300
Stanley
Dave Black
A game that will have you asking the question: “But does it beat an afternoon nap”?
302
Amazing Cordoni II
Jon Mark O’Connor
The Amazing Cordonie returns to graphically amaze and entertain you.
378
Reader’s Choice
80 Micro Staff
Your chance to pick the best TRS-80 software on the market today

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
8
Remarks
Wayne Green
A call for more support for the Model II and a discussion of women and micros.
12
Proof Notes
80 Micro Staff
The editors look at the issues.
14
Input
80 Micro Staff
Kudos for MONEY DOS, Loc-Editor and some alleged April fooling.
24
MONEY DOS
J. M. Keynes
Talk about IRAs
28
80 Accountant
Michael Tannenbaum
Legal time accounting systems.
34
Soft Bits
Roger Fuller
Sorting strings in memory.
36
Reviews
80 Micro Staff
Armored Patrol, Forbidden City, Interactive Fiction, and More
60
Commander 80
Jake Commander
On being a software author
62
Kitchen Table Software
David Busch
Our friends from Sri Lanka get an adventure generator. Be prepared for New Jersey State Assembly Adventure and Haunted Delicatessen
308
News
80 Micro Staff
An alleged scam on Compuserve and how to raise the hackles of the golks who make the SATs
332
Feedback Loop
Terry Kepner
Japanese printers, ROM maps, sound routines, writing over TRS-DOS, fast graphic methods, and more.
339
Notes from Beneath the Keyboard
Paul Wiener
What do chess, checkers and Reversi have in common? Competitive Tree Searches – Part I.
344
80 Applications
Dennis Kitsz
The conclusion of the homebrew ROM pack for the Color Computer.
358
Copernica Mathematica
Bruce Douglass
Rubik’s Cube and other spatially oriented puzzles
372
Education 80
Earl Savage
Do microcomputer games have a legitimate place in the learning process?
374
Medical Opinion
Philip R. Mills, M.D.
Automating your clinic.
385
Reload 80
Art Huston
Program compatibility, Guns of Fort Defiance, telephone monitor, tape reproduction system, data base lock and more.
386
New Products
 

80 Microcomputing – Volume 32 – September, 1982

Issue Information:

Date: September 1982

Load-80: Yes

Pages: 404

Table of Contents:

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
88
Word Processing: An In-Depth Look
Dan Robinson
After 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.
92
Model I/III Word Processing – CP/M
Dan Robinson
Robinson 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.
96
Model I/III Word Processing – Deluxe Versions
Dan Robinson
next, our peripatheic reviewer explains what thtills await you when you buy a word processor with all the frills.
112
Model I/III Word Processing – Under $50
Dan Robinson
Word 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.
116
Model I/III Word Processing – Spelling Checkers
Dan Robinson
In 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.
152
The Colorful Computer – Part II
Franklyn D. Miller
Learn graphics technique by putting a Playboy bunny on your CRT.
164
Three Model II Word Processors
Paul Grupp
Since good word processors produce comparable results, they must be compared in the highly subjective arena of interaction and user friendliness.
168
Printer Color Art
Francis Kalinowski
Take 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:

Page
Article
Author
Description
124
Sling Some Hash
Ken Knecht
Store and receive items in an unsorted list.
126
Printing Perfection
John T. Phillipp
Customize SuperScript for your Epson MX-80.
139
Moby Dick Touch-Typing Tutor
Michael Brown
If you don’t type fast enough, Ishmael’s Nantucket sleuighride ends abuptly in the belly of the Great White Whale.
140
Basic Word Processing
Louis J. Crutons, Jr.
With a little manipulation, you will find your Color Computer has a word processor buiold into its ROM.
186
Cheaper Upgrade
Richard Tucker
Save more than $75 by installing Extended Color Basic yourself.
190
Graftrax 80
Thomas McNamee
How to install it and some tricks for your bag once it’s installed.
198
Pascal Goes Color
Scott L. Norman
Computerware and Dynasoft combine to bring this language to the 16K Color Computer.
204
Screenplay
Warren Merkey
Use POKE to write and draw on your CRT.
222
Inside Scripsit: Part I
Craig Lindley
Rooting around in Asembly can be very difficult if yo udon’t know the territory first.
230
Joystick Paintbrush
Gerald Sprouse
How to draw with your Color Computer.
234
Compiler Comparisons
Ken Knecht
Radio Shack vs. Microsoft Basic, which compiler is for you?
238
Conversion
Frank Osborne
Bob Boothe’s Level II graphics for the Color Computer.
242
Homebrew Data Base Management: Part II
Karl Townsend
Add subroutines for purging, selecting and restoring files.
252
LDOS 5.1
Charles P. Knight
More DOS for your money.
256
Recover
David Gobel
All is not lost when your 80 exits Scripsit without your permission.
260
Technology Destiny: Part IV
Gary Dillio
This author shows you don’t have to be a Girl Scout to be a smart cookie.
268
Bit Smitten: Part II
Jay Childsey
After 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.
270
Order Form
Albert J. Wright
Author Wright found existing order forms just didn’t fit the bill his needs demanded, so now he has his 80 make the forms.
276
The Game of Sin
Stephen Radin
Sometimes, even triangles outside Bermuda should be avoided.
282
PCLEAR 0
John Heusinkveld
Maximize memory by reserving zero pages for graphics in Extended Color Basic.
286
Screen Veil
Mike Keller
Cure reading-over-the-shoulder syndrome with a cloak, not a dagger.
288
Juicing Pin 18
Barry N. Gorodetzer
A Black Box mod for an Epson and Model I.
290
JKL Minus Blanks
Richard M. Straw
Get rid of an annoying habit when screen dumping with NEWDOS.
292
Only Macro-Mon Knows
Richard C. McGarvey
They call it The Shador. It has almost every feature a machine-language programmer would want.

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
8
Remarks
Wayne Green
While 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.
16
Proof Notes
 
All is not well with Tandy’s flagship micro, the Model 16.
20
Input
 
A 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.
30
Debug
 
How to connect the plotter in “Digital Doodles” and a correction for “Video Snow Shovel.”
34
Aid
 
Readers looking for Model II programs, an IBM-Color Computer interface and POKE conversions for Tanktics.
40
80 Accountant
Michael Tannenbaum
Trade-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.
44
Soft Bits
Roger Fuller
Offset pointers in a string array by a fixed amount.
48
Kitchen Table Software
David Busch
Our intrepid KTI observer reviews the toast of Sri Lanka’s new line of generic software.
50
Commander 80
Jake Commander
The 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.
56
Calendar
58
Reviews
 
Super 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.
300
News
 
Whither 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.
325
Feedback Loop
 
Satisfying the IRS, proportional spacing, digitizers, joining computer clubs, LPRINT problem, and machine-language manuals for the Color Computer.
330
Fun House
 
A new column for kids and the child in us all.
339
Index to Adverisers
342
Copernica Mathematica
Bruce Douglass
Differential equations.
352
Notes from Beneath the Keyboard
Paul Wiener
More on competitive tree searches.
364
Money DOS
J. M. Keynes
Are there any takers to J.M.’s $50,000 bet his commodities system will not fail?
376
Medical Opinions
Philip R. Mills, M.D.
A look at some patient billing programs.
381
Reload 80
Art Huston
POKEing machine-language subroutines into memory.
384
New Products
 
PMC’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:

Date: October 1982

Load-80: Yes

Pages: 436

Table of Contents:

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
82
The Color Computer on Parade – Part 1
William 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.
114
QuickCalc
Kurt Leafstand
Since 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.
122
A Basic Compiler in Basic
Dimitri P. Bertsekas
You 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.
140
You’re in the Money
Robert Montgomery
Visualize the wonderful effects of compound interest and learn about the importance of sheltering them from Uncle Sam.
156
Industry Saver
Kerry Leichtman
How a plastics plant in Georgia monitors production with an 80 and smart box.
168
Income Tax Estimator
Peter A. Stark
You 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.
203
Autotrak
Robert James Lloyd
Being 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.
316
Production Learning Curve
J.R. Jeffrey
You 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?
342
Invoice
J.L. Hackman
Bills 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:

Page
Article
Author
Description
88
Shopping with Uncle Sam
Bud Stolker
A look at the federal data-processing exposition in Washington. DC.
96
Bit Smitten-Part III
Jay Chidsey
An answer to the universal question: What’s a baud rate?
101
Radio Shack Repairs
Terry Kepner
What to do when your 80 starts misbehavin’?
104
Trick or TRS-80?
Mike Keller
Some good-natured fright with the help of your 80 and mirrors.
154
QCS Hard Disk
G. Michael Vose
Hard 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.
160
MZAL
Bruce Powel Douglass
An editor/assembler using a modular approach
184
G.E.A.P.
Richard C. McGarvey
Draw graphics displays within your text
190
Cybernetics and Jelly Bean Detection
Stephen Davids
A chance to make your 80 sing “Hail to the Sweet!”
216
Hardware Hacker – Part I
Philip M. Van Praag
Learn how to build a hardware support system for your Model I – a piece at a time.
228
Programming Pitch – Part III
Merton L. Davis
Better timing and harmonic clarity for your 80-turned-clavier
224
DOSPLUS 3.4
John Ratzell
This third-generation operating system has some new features that put it at the top of its class.
246
Technological Destiny – Part V
Gary Dillio
Using what you learned in parts I-IV, you’re ready to prepare flowcharts and docs of your programs.
254
The Colorful Computer – Part III
Franklyn D. Miller
Twenty graphics programs to end this serties on the wonderful CC and you
262
Birthday Party
Simon Zuckerbraun
Simon says: Party down with your 80
266
Data Ace
Tim Daniel
This 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.
276
Inside Scripsit – Part II
Craig A. Lindley
Learn how to modify this popular word-processing program
296
I Have a Secret
James T. Demberger
You will too when you learn how to use the Vernam Algorithm for data encryption
304
LP VIII Patch for the CC
Roger L. Degler
Eight bits are better than seven.
308
Profile III+
Wynne Keller
A new version of an old data-base manager.
324
High Finance
Ted Byrne
Tracking your earnings from All Savers Certificates
332
Homebrew Data-Base Management – Part III
Karl Townsent
After this installment, you’ll be ready to run your tape-based data-base manager

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
8
Remarks
Wayne Green
Applause for Sen. Kennedy. A deluge of calls and letters on the piracy isue.The desperate need for TRS-80 service.
14
Proof Notes
80 Microcomputing Staff
In business, money is time and time is money. An 80 can help you save both.
18
Input
80 Microcomputing Staff
Selling 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.
30
Debug
80 Microcomputing Staff
Fixes for Straight Shooter, Sargon Saver, and Space Chase.
32
Reviews
80 Microcomputing Staff
Maxprint 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.
68
Review Digest
80 Microcomputing Staff
A sampling of product reviews appearing in industry media.
70
Soft Bits
Roger Fuller
Level I keyboard routine discussion.
74
Kitchen Table Inc.
David Busch
More inventive products from Sri Lanka’s finest: the black phosphor screen and Random Basic.
78
Commander 80
Jake Commander
Microcomputer users, you don’t know how lucky you are.
354
Calendar
80 Microcomputing Staff
356
Applications
Dennis Kitsz
It 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.
371
Index to Advertisers
80 Microcomputing Staff
372
News
 
Midwest 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.
392
Beneath the Keyboard
Paul Wiener
Computer astrology: a computerbased home business with a reasonable potential for profit.
396
Medical Opinion
PhIIIip R. MIIIs. M.D.
Model II TRSDOS 2.0-2.0a quirks. Model 16 experiences. Model II Versafile.
400
Feedback Loop
Terry Kepner
No 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.
408
MONEY DOS
J. M. Keynes
A faibsafe stock market program,
410
Fun House
Richard Ramella
Games using Point(X,Y).
418
Copemica Mathematice
Bruce Powell Douglass
Math and science software and books for the TRS-80.
422
RELOAD 80
Art Huston
Practice modifying machine-language-subroutine POKES by modifying some past Load 80 programs.
424
New Products
80 Microcomputing Staff
Portable 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:

Date: November 1982

Load-80: Yes

Pages: 520

Table of Contents:

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
74
Micros in Medicine
G Michael Vose
Even micros can have a bedside manner. Read how the medical profession uses micros to diagnose, educate, and gather information.
148
Heat Stress Index
David B Heckenlively, et al
Does your job get you hot under the collar? This program determines whether the heat from your workplace is harmful to your health.
174
Micros in the Lab
Tom Hager
Microcomputers are not used extentively yet in scientific exploration, but some pioneering scientitst are leafing a micro revolution.
188
Nike Sport Research Lab
J L Larsen
Scientific research benefits from using microcomputer sfor data collection and analysis.
197
TRS-80 Laboratory
Wynne Keller
Trying to convince the boss you need a computer in the lab? This article will help you.
205
Astrodynamics for Beginners
John D Fowler, Jr
Gravity got you down? This program shows you its effects on orbits of heavenly bodies.

Articles:

Page
Article
Author
Description
88
The Color Computer on Parade: Part II
William 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.
90
Medical Family History
Miguel Diaz
Computerize your family medical histories and make life a little easier by keeping health records.
92
Bit Smitten: Part IV
Jay Chidsey
Save memory space with Basic’s Reaad … Data function. It’s not as difficult as you think.
96
Practical Regression Analysis
Delmar D Hinrichs
Regression analysis lets you get the most from a set of data. Author Hinrichs will take you step by step through this useful technique.
112
Hardware Hacker: Part II
Philip M Van Praag
In this episode, add 32K of RAM to your Model I.
130
The Calculating Genius: Part I
Rick Cook
Charles Babbage invented the speedometer, railway cowcatcher, and occulting lighthouse – as well as the first digital computer.
142
CC EDTASM+
William Barden Jr.
This Editor/Assembler for cassette-based Color Computer owners almost has it all
168
More Color Conversion
Jimmy L. Freeman
When 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.
182
Curse You, Cursor!
Joseph L Frese
Poke out your Model II’s blinker.
190
Trick your ROM
Bob Boothe
LPRINTing CHR$s 0 and 10.
214
Color Assembler
John Heusinkveld
A way to speed up your Color Computer programs.
222
Relativity and the TRS-80
Sidney Levin
Let your micro strip the veils from relativity theory and ignite your own intuitive files.
230
Epson Airfoils
Bob Boothe
Design model airplane wings or modify this program to plot points for other applications.
242
Plant a Binary Tree
Ken Knecht
Unlock the door to fast searches using key data.
246
Casino Draw Poker
Ron Balewski
Who as the better poker face, you or your 80?
260
Make Those Headlines Fit
Richard Ramella
Making heads of a different column fit together.
264
Cybernetics: Part II
Stephen Davids
All about sensors, decision bases, and actuators.
272
Show the Score
Frederick F Battiste
You need some additional knowledge if you want to display numbers and graphics on your Color Computer.
282
Cassbox
Charles E Gillen
Tired of fumbling through unlabaled cassette boxes or trying to read chicken tracks passing for handwriting? Your 80 can give you a helping hand.
287
CABLEBREW
James H DeFrancis
When you buy an MX-80 cable when you can make your own?
288
Color Computer Pointers
E O Gilliland Jr.
Combine programs and save memory with this know-how.
292
Model II Math Skills
Mike Kilroy
Mike wanted his kids to dissect math problems but found they’d rather dissect his Basic programs instead.
300
Model III Microchess
Mohan Embar
You need more than CONVERT for this one.
304
Test Patterns
Richard L Kilmon
Now you don’t have to wait until the wee hours to see late-night fare on your tv.
306
The Sieve of Erathosthenes
D R Cecil
It may be Greek to you but not to your 80.
308
Music Marvel
Steve Blyn
It helps mentally retarded persons play music on the Color Comptuer.
318
Kwikmaze
Dan Rollins
For fast mazes you need machine language.
357
The Evolution of a Language
Ken Waltjen
Understanding the magic of binary and hardwre.
364
Pixel Printer
Charles E Gillen
Model I graphics screen dump.
372
Computer Assisted Electronics Design
John Harper
The ultimate do-it-yourself project — designing your own comptuer.
386
PRINPUT
Stephen Mills
How to get enhanced printouts from a limited system.
390
ON BREAK GOTO
SFC Roger E Donais
Disabled by not forgotten.
392
Analysis of Variance
George L Gille
What happens when IBM Fortran meets Microsoft Basic?
396
We Interrupt This Program …
Dennis Workman
… for a word that will make your Model I More versatile.
398
The Family Tree
Richard W Castor
Genealogies for home comptuers.
404
To Baffle a Pirate
Randy Hawkins
By making your Basic programs look like machine language, you can deter many copy cats.
406
Clean Up Your TRON/TROFF
Arne Rhode
Debug your Basic programs with a trace table.
410
Checksum
Howard F Batie
Debugging long listings made easy.
414
Quicksort
Don C Brumm
The fastest sort in the West … and elsewhere.
420
Relocated ULCBAS
Samule D Pincus
This simple patch protects high memory.
422
Sound OFF!
Bertram A Thiel
Use a second cassette recorder to add sound to your programs.
424
TDRELO
Barry Kornfeld
Write machine language patches, load your main program, and save as one file.
426
Algebraic Archery
Michael A Duffin
Hit a bullseye with this polynomial factoring program.
436
Homebrew Librarian
Larry R Hamilton
Use your 80 to keep track of your books.
440
Find a Number’s Roots
David R Cecil
Getting to the roots of some problems
444
Things Still Crawl in the Level II ROM
Gregg E Marshall
Explaining a sometimes persistent SYSTEM-load error.
450
Invader
Jeffrey Fisher
Computer warfare beyond three dimensions
456
Scripsit Makes It Easy
Peter C Bennett
Mail-merge on a shoestrong.

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
8
Remarks
Wayne Green
Education in the future — now there’s a subject that should be good for a whole book.
12
Proof Notes
 
Micros can help people tune in to technology and explore it.
16
Input
 
The 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.
26
Aid
 
Bug in baud rate. Tic-tac error. Missing parts for bare bones communcator.
28
Debug
 
Request for Model III card reader. The rest of “Tee for Six” Form feed for the MX-80.
32
Gamers Cafe
Rodney Gambicus
Rodney Gambucus and his friend Wintrop set up shop in 80 Micro to talk with you about games.
34
Soft Bits
Roger Fuller
One of the most powerful features of Level II BAasic is the Print Using statement
38
Kitchen Table Inc.
David Busch
Kitchen Table Inc. breaks new ground by introducing user-hostile software
40
Reviews
 
Extended 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.
71
Review Digest
 
Color Logo. Electric Webster. The UPI-3 Serial Interface. Space War. Basic Handbook, 2nd edition. Versafile.
455
Index to Advertisers
458
News
 
Tandy 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.
474
Copernica Mathematic
Bruce Douglass
Statistics 101
482
Feedback Loop
Terry Kepner
Disk 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.
488
Fun House
Richard Ramella
Gather round boys and girls as the old Saturday seial is revived and we take a trip through the dangerous world of Subterra.
497
Notes from Beneath the Keyboard
Paul Wiener
Farewell to a friend. TRS-80s run a liquor store and sell used cars. Second-ahdn software.
500
Calendar
502
MONEY DOS
J M Keynes
More on Keyne’s never-fail commodity system.
504
Medical Opinion
Philip R Mills, MD
RX for word processing.
508
RELOAD 80
Art Huston
Color Load 80 announced. Load 80 takes it on the chin. Wonder why some August games didn’t work?
510
New Products
 
Lead 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:

Date: December 1982

Load-80: Yes

Pages: 484

Table of Contents:

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
72
Voice-Controlled Typewriter
Mike Rigsby
The physically handicapped can produce printed text with this sound-controlled program.
80
The Color Computer Goes Forth
Scott L Norman
With this new package, Color Computer owners can explore programming in a new language – Forth.
150
Tracking Lobster
William F Kaczor
Your TRS-80 can’t bait a hook, but it can help you trap a lobster using maps and graphs.
210
Pascal-80
John B Harrell III
Pascal-80 provides a serious version of the Pascal language to TRS-80 users. You might find its structured programming rewarding.
216
TRS-80 Tongues
Robert Nicholas and Philip Martel
Can’t decide which language to use? Here’s a simple temperature conversion program in six: Basic, Fortran, Cobol, Pascal, APL, and Forth.

Articles:

Page
Article
Author
Description
88
The Calculating Genius: Part II
Rick Cook
Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine was the modern computer’s ancestor, but it was never built.
94
Flaky
Sidney C Garrison
A graphics prgram to show off the power of your Color Computer.
101
Bit Smitten
Jay Chidsey
This month learn how to gain access to string data for use in programs requiring random selection fo words.
104
Up Your Mod I
Bruce Powel Douglass
Double-density disk storage – a close look at all you will ever need to upgrade your Model I.
118
GRAPHTRAX Tricks
Mark Schneider
Make your MX-80 look like a magician.
125
Forms Cleanip
Jim Barbnarello
Eliminate drawbacks in this printer-driver by dropping the O.
130
Inside Scripsit: Part III
Craig A Lindley
How to write a spooler for Radio Shack’s wod processing program
146
A Matter of Compatibility
Art Huston
Make your program submission to 80 Micro compatible with other systems with this short routine. Your readers will appreciate it.
166
$30 System Desk
Sandford J Asman
Now that you’ve bought a computer, build a place to put it.
173
Hardware Hacker: Part III
Philip M Van Praag
Add a disk-drive controller to your system.
194
The Looking for ZS Blues
J E Hieber
God bless the 80 that’s got its own search function.
200
CC CQ
Michael Chuck
A Ham puts his Color Computer to dit-dah use.
228
Liberated CPU
Tom Shield
Free your micro with this spooler.
236
Diskmap
John B Harrell III
Worry no more about disk file placement.
252
Astro-Scrambler
Randy Long
Transplant your rainy day high school gym class into space and play dodge ball with asteroids.
256
Unrolling Craps
Dan Robinson
If you’re a gambling fool, be less foolish by claculating the odds before you roll those bones.
262
Search Them Strings
John R Funter
This utility helps you find strings in your Basic programs.
266
Certify Your Cassettes
Kenneth J Bigelow
Eliminate bad saves and wasted time
276
Another Sort of Sort
Karl L Townsend
After the bubble bursts, learn about position and chain sorts.
280
Autokey
Don Rigg
Modify Uni-Key for your Model III
298
Memory Map: Level II
Mark D Goodwin
A general guide to the regions of ROM
416
Fun House
Richard Ramella
The 12 Days of Christmas, Dreidel, a Hanukkah game. Peglefs.
433
Feedback Loop
Terry Kepnse
Lazy 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.
442
MONEY DOS
J M Keynes
How to play on the options market.
451
Index to Advertisers
452
Notes from Beneath the Keyboard
Paul Wiener
A conversation with Vernon Hester, including a Hester machine-langaueg routine to make programs compatible with all DOSes.
458
Copernica Mathematica
Bruce Powel Douglass
Analysis of variance
464
Reload 80
Art Huston
How to use Color Load 80. A new DOS for the Models I and III. Anniversary Load 80.
468
Calendar
470
New Products
 
Vendor-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.
312
Cybernetics: Part III
Stephen Davids
How to interface an actuator to your comptuer.
320
Model III Machine-Language Modifications
Richard Koch
When Model I software isn’t Basic, you need to know some tricks before you convert the programs.
333
Queue Up!
David E Clapp
A smart businessman knows analyzing waiting lines is not as arcane as it sounds.
341
Maze XIX
Gary Tetr
Have you ever wondered how a mouse feels in a maze? Here’s your chance to find out.
343
Open Cartridge Surgery
Bill Grout
Out with the bad ribbon, in with the cheap one.
344
NEWDOS80 Files
Randy M Resnick
An explanation of their functions.
354
Color Diskdump
Ken Knecht
Model I users had it, now Color Comptuer owners can have it too. So examine those files.
356
Forms Maker
Charles R Perelman
With USR routines and this Basic utility, you can create business forms on your Model II.
360
Screen Strings
Don Davidson
Make your screen routines efficient.
366
Boolean Logic Operators
John Crew
How they work for Fortran and Basic.
370
Scroll Your Listings
Mark C Paxton
Use this program to list programs on the screen one line at a time.
376
APL Primer: Part I
Margaret M Grothman
What’s the difference between monadic and dyadic functions? Stay tuned for a description of system commands, variable names, and more.
384
POKE Graphics
James Schaefer
Speed up your Basic displays with a little help from some dummies.
388
Easy Picture Editor
Ron Ginger
Simple commands for art or game graphics on the Color Computer.

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
8
Remarks
Wayne Green
With its busines shealth depending increasingly on its computer sales, some rought water could be awaiting with Tandy flagship.
16
Proof Notes
 
A look at the year ahead.
18
Input
 
The 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.
34
Debug
 
September MONEY DOS fix. Errors in Screenplay program. Model I mod for “Save Our Ship.” A word on golf handicaps.
48
Aid
 
Goodwill 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.
40
Reviews
 
Sea 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.
63
Review Digest
 
Understanding 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.
64
Soft Bits
Robert Fuller
Examining the bits in binary numbers.
68
Gamer’s Cafe
Rodney Gambicus
A call to gamer’s everywhere to beat the high scores of Winthrop and Mad Max.
396
News
 
Computer in the schools: boon or bane? Video games can weaken a heart. Landmark lawsuit settled. Poet Laureate of the Network Nation.

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