Classic Computer Magazine Archive CREATIVE COMPUTING VOL. 9, NO. 12 / DECEMBER 1983 / PAGE 355

TRS-80 Model III assembly language. (book reviews) Stephen Gray.

The TRS-80 Model III User's Guide,

                                     Combining basic operations, advanced operations, and

applications information, this nontechnical hands-on guide is for a 32K Model III with at least one disk drive.

The first eight chapters amplify the Radio Shack manuals, with enough added detail to be of interest to those beginners who find the Radio Shack munual too brief. However, it doesn't replace the Model III manuals, since not everything in them is explained here.

The book does not teach programming, for which the authors recommend Wiley books writter by various friends and cohorts.

The last four chapters are of greater interest, if you are interested in Scripsit, VisiCalc, Versa-File, or Videotex, each of which gets two dozen pages.

For many beginners, this provides a friendly introduction to the Model III, with easy examples, written in a simple and very readable style.

Review Grade: C-