Personal Computer World - September 1978

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Volume 1 No. 5

Tandy TRS-80
In praise of the PDP-11 part two
Intel 8086 micro
The S100 Bus

Tandy TRS-80
North Star Horizon
Apple II

Publication Date : September 1978

Publication Contents :

Page Item
5 Comart - Specialists in Microcomputers [Advert]
Advertisement for the SOL Terminal Computer System.
6 Horizon - The Complete Computer [Advert]
An advertisement for the North Star Horizon Computer by INTERAM Computer Systems Ltd.
15 I Byte - But computers don't [Advert]
Advertisement for the Byte Shop - Stockists of the largest range of micro computers in the UK.
16 So you're interested in Personal Computing [Article]
Brian Hewart
Getting to know personal computers - A mini guide to personal computers. First, we divide the computer into two parts; Hardware and Software.
19 Precisely Speaking [Article]
Sheridan Williams
To the scientist and engineer the computer is just a tool, it is an instrucment just like a calculator, a slide-rule, or a micrometer. The computer user must be able to trust the output that the computer gives. Apart from errors which arise from mistakes in the program, there are errors that arise from the computer itself. We have all been told at some time or other that computers do not make mistakes, this is true, but they do have certain inaccuracies which creep into the calculations. It is essential that the programmer is aware of where these inaccuracies may occur and know how to minimise them. The whole topic of errors and the ways in which they may be predicted and minimised is covered in "Numerical Analysis".

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH13832. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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