Practical Computing - January 1980

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Practical Computing - January 1980, Volume 3, Issue 1


Editorial: What happens next?, page 45

Feedback: In defence of COBOL; competition winners; reliability for the TRS-80, page 47

Printout: Computer chief hits out at cowboys; new Tandy for 1980, page 50

Has the pocket computer arrived?: Vincent Tseng peeks at the H-P 41C: could this be the forerunner of the portable micro?, page 52

At home on the range: Martin Collins reviews the Texas TEI system, page 54

Whose hand rocks the cradle?: As hospital budgets shrink, one department has come up with a novel and time-saving micro application for wards. Report by Duncan Scot, page 56

Single-cell movements tracked by computer: Part 2 of Practical Computing's account of work in progress at the University of London's image processing group, page 58

Getting Started: The agony of one man's way through the hardware jungle, page 63

Hoover by Rex Malik: A scenario for the future: earth ruled by intelligent satellites, page 66

Shock story! Size yourself up with a micro: Chris Smith describes how to use a micro to measure your pain responses, page 71

Upsetting the Applecart: David Hebditch interviews Eurapple chief Andre Souson and gets some tantalizing glimpses of new fruit, page 79

Speak, memory... : A.C. Kilgour on the latest developments in memory which allows micros to 'draw' the real world, page 84

Pet Corner, page 92

Tandy Forum, page 94

Apple Pie, page 95

6502 Special, page 96

Life forms unlimited: Steve Thomas's version of the game in Basic, page 97

Book reviews: Getting Acquainted with Microcomputers, page 100

A brief encounter with monitor program software: R.D. Hodgson describes how to squeeze the last drop out of the CPU, page 103

Cut conversion fiddle with assembler program: Take the sweat out of machine code programming, page 105

Buyers' Guide: Your market update, page 110

Diary, page 118

Glossary: The A-Z of what it means, page 147

Adverts :

Cromemco Z-2H
Nascom Imp Printer
Casio FX 502P calculator
Intertec Superbrain
Superboard II
Tandy TRS-80
Vector MZ
Rockwell AIM 65
Acorn Microcomputer System 1
Terodec TMZ80
Rair terminals and printers
Exidy range
Comart VDM Video Dispay Module for North Star Horizon Computer S100 Bus
Transam Computer products
Altos Sun Series 8000 computer

Publication Date : January 1980

ISSN Number : 0141-5433

Creator : IPC Electrical Electronic Press

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH2219. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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