Classic Computer Magazine Archive CREATIVE COMPUTING VOL. 10, NO. 3 / MARCH 1984 / PAGE 258

Mostly Basic: applications for your IBM PC. (book reviews) Susan Glinert-Cole.

Mostly Basic: Applications for Your IBM PC

Basic Programming, Routines And Subroutines

For those with the will, but not the wherewithal, there are several offerings full of ready-to-type-in (and hopefully run) Basic programs and/of fragments thereof. Mostly Basic: Applications for Your IBM PC by Howard Berenbon for Howard Sams lists a Basic telephone dialer, a digital stopwatch, language flash cards, a depreciation schedule, and so on. It is a mixed bag of stuff that would appeal to those who buy mysterious boxes at yard sales for the sheer joy of discovering what is in them. Interesting inclusions are several circuits and hardware add-ons to build yourself: an interface circuit for the dialer, how to modify TRS-80 Color Computer joysticks for the IBM, and a computerized lock.

Review Grade: B