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    • 1/82-2/96
    • Articles by Bill Kibler for "The COMPUTER JOURNAL"

      • A Bi-Monthly magazine that supported classic computer systems. Bill Kibler had over 14 years of writing articles on hardware and software for TCJ. Articles detailed actual programming projects in: Forth; 6805/68705, Z80 and 68000 assembly language; BIOS designs and modifications. Bill Kibler acquired ownership of the magazine in June 1992, transferred ownership to Dave Baldwin, Dec. 31, 1995. Currently TCJ operations are suspended.
      • Some of the articles are provided here, while all of the articles can be found in the selected issues pdf, which are in the TCJ Archive linked on the left.


    Published Articles by Bill Kibler

    The Computer Journal

    I wrote over 90 articles for The Computer Journal. I wrote the "Computer Corner", every issue from number 17. Issues 56 through 76 also contained comments in the Reader to Reader section as answers to letters and questions from readers. From issue 59 on, a centerfold section contained schematics and explanation on items of interest, ranging from IMSAI MPU-A S-100 board, complete XEROX-820, to a 640K-XT motherboard.

    TCJ Feature Articles

    • "Alternatives to the XT," Options and the PT-68K-4. The Computer Journal, issue 76, 1995.
    • "Embedded Control Using The STD BUS." Details of STD BUS. The Computer Journal, issue 75, 1995.
    • "Antique or Junk," How to judge your old system. The Computer Journal, issue 74, 1995.
    • "$10 XT," What you can get for $10 at a swap meet. The Computer Journal, issue 73, 1995.
    • "Playing With Micros," Reviewing 5 micros to learn with. The Computer Journal, issue 72, 1995.
    • "Computing Hero of 1994," David Jaffe, 20 years of computer support. The Computer Journal, issue 71, 1995.
    • "Sinclair ZX81," Special with schematic, letters, reviews of emulators. The Computer Journal, issue 65, 1994.
    • "Small-C," Reviews and comments on using Small-C. The Computer Journal, issue 64, 1993.
    • "Operating Systems," What is availalbe for the 6809. The Computer Journal, issue 63, 1993.
    • "Operating Systems," Exploring the beginning of CP/M. The Computer Journal, issue 61, 1993.
    • "TCJ - The Next Ten Years, Part II" More comments on TCJ's Future. The Computer Journal, issue 60, 1993.
    • "TCJ - The Next Ten Years," The new Editor lays out TCJ's Future. The Computer Journal, issue 56, 1992.
    • "KOS ONE and the SAGE." How hardware affects the BIOS design. The Computer Journal, issue 32, 1988.
    • "KOS ONE and the SAGE." Brining up the K-OS operating System. The Computer Journal, issue 31, 1988.
    • "A Tutor Program for Forth." Writing a Forth tutor in Forth. The Computer Journal, issue 27, 1987.
    • "Selecting and Building a System." UN-Kits, and S100 modifications. The Computer Journal, issue 24, 1986.
    • "A $500 Superbrain Computer." Some hardware and software changes. The Computer Journal, issue 19, 1985.
    • "State of The Industry: What Technology Next?" The Computer Journal, issue 15, 1984.
    • "Hardware Tricks: Power Supplies, UIP, Hacking and Cutting." The Computer Journal, issue 14, 1984.
    • "Understanding System Design: CPU, Memory, and I/O." The Computer Journal, issue 13, 1984.
    • "RPM vs ZCPR: A Comparison of Two CP/M Enhancements." The Computer Journal, issue 13, 1984.
    • "Tricks of the Trade: Installing New I/O Drivers in a BIOS." The Computer Journal, issue 12, 1984.
    • "Writing and Evaluating Documentation, Telling the Good from the Bad." The Computer Journal, issue 11, 1984.
    • "DOS Wars, Explanation and Discussion on pending DOS's." The Computer Journal, issue 9, 1984.
    • "System Integration, Part Three: CP/M 3.0." The Computer Journal, issue 8, 1984.
    • "System Integration, Part Two: Disk Controllers and CP/M 2.2 System Generation." The Computer Journal, issue 7, 1984.
    • "System Integration," items to consider in integrating computer systems. The Computer Journal, issue 6, 1984.
    • "Gemini-10X, Modifications to Allow Both Serial and Parallel Operation." The Computer Journal, issue 5, 1984.

    TCJ Columns - Commentary and Helpful Hints.

    • "The Computer Corner," Moving to Linux for good. The Computer Journal, issue 81, 1996.
    • "The Computer Corner," Linux vs NT, the choices. The Computer Journal, issue 81, 1996.
    • "The Computer Corner," WINNT, MMX, and real computing. The Computer Journal, issue 80, 1996.
    • "The Computer Corner," WIN95 and selling old systems. The Computer Journal, issue 79, 1996.
    • "The Computer Corner," PLD's programming and general infomation. The Computer Journal, issue 78, 1996.
    • "The Computer Corner," Forth Day 1995 with schematic. The Computer Journal, issue 77, 1996.
    • "The Computer Corner," Comments on the Embedded Systems Conference and the New Editor. The Computer Journal, issue 76, 1995.
    • "The Computer Corner," New Editor in the wings and more. The Computer Journal, issue 75, 1995.
    • "The Computer Corner," Hints on repairing antiques and NO PS2s! The Computer Journal, issue 74, 1995.
    • "The Computer Corner," Help on trouble shooting XT's. The Computer Journal, issue 73, 1995. A choice of PLCs or PC/XTs?
    • "The Computer Corner," PLC hacking and PC104, plus more. The Computer Journal, issue 72, 1995.
    • "The Computer Corner," Choosing between PLC and 8051. The Computer Journal, issue 71, 1995.
    • "The Computer Corner," MY-Z-DEMO PLUS reviewed. The Computer Journal, issue 70, 1994.
    • "The Computer Corner," Some expalanations of File I/O. The Computer Journal, issue 69, 1994.
    • "The Computer Corner," Comments on using Forth to do PLC diagnostics. The Computer Journal, issue 68, 1994.
    • "The Computer Corner," Some PLC code in Forth. The Computer Journal, issue 67, 1994.
    • "The Computer Corner," Expalnation of what PLC (ladder logic) is. The Computer Journal, issue 66, 1994.
    • "The Computer Corner," OS/2 and Forth Day comments. The Computer Journal, issue 65, 1994.
    • "The Computer Corner," History and Changes at TCJ. The Computer Journal, issue 64, 1993.
    • "The Computer Corner," Too many ZX81's. The Computer Journal, issue 63, 1993.
    • "The Computer Corner," Altering CP/M and LANs. The Computer Journal, issue 62, 1993.
    • "The Computer Corner," IDE is actually "AT A." The Computer Journal, issue 61, 1993.
    • "The Computer Corner," Reviewing good books on computing. The Computer Journal, issue 60, 1993.
    • "The Computer Corner," Commenting on cheap LANs. The Computer Journal, issue 59, 1993.
    • "The Computer Corner," UZI and Z180. The Computer Journal, issue 58, 1992.
    • "The Computer Corner," Ideas on a Universal OS. The Computer Journal, issue 57, 1992.
    • "The Computer Corner," Commenting on Peer-To-Peer LANS. The Computer Journal, issue 56, 1992.
    • "The Computer Corner," Commenting on Readability, Structure, and Forth Day. The Computer Journal, issue 55, 1992.
    • "The Computer Corner," DR. DOS, VCS, and LAN comments. The Computer Journal, issue 54, 1992.
    • "The Computer Corner," Dos 5.0, Minix, and other comments. The Computer Journal, issue 53, 1991.
    • "The Computer Corner," Comments on 68KEForth and Universal DOS. The Computer Journal, issue 52, 1991.
    • "The Computer Corner," A perspective on the computer industry and EForth68K. The Computer Journal, issue 51, 1991.
    • "The Computer Corner," The State of Computing annual discussion. The Computer Journal, issue 50, 1991.
    • "The Computer Corner," Discussing hardware problems and Forth Day. The Computer Journal, issue 49, 1991.
    • "The Computer Corner," Comments on 80287, Extended memory and NetBios. The Computer Journal, issue 48, 1991.
    • "The Computer Corner," An RTX2001 port expander with schematic. The Computer Journal, issue 47, 1990.
    • "The Computer Corner," Software and Details of the RTX2001. The Computer Journal, issue 46, 1990.
    • "The Computer Corner," Defining good and bad programming. The Computer Journal, issue 45, 1990.
    • "The Computer Corner," Discussing VGA, LANS and MACROS. The Computer Journal, issue 44, 1990.
    • "The Computer Corner," Comments on WESCON and Embedded Systems. The Computer Journal, issue 43, 1990.
    • "The Computer Corner," Explaining the PC video modes (to VGA). The Computer Journal, issue 42, 1990.
    • "The Computer Corner," Comments on CADS, 68705, and AT's. The Computer Journal, issue 41, 1989.
    • "The Computer Corner," Comments on using Motorola's 68705R3. The Computer Journal, issue 40, 1989.
    • "The Computer Corner," Stepping motors using F68HC11 with Forth code. The Computer Journal, issue 39, 1989.
    • "The Computer Corner," Thoughts on Real-Time Systems and CPU choices. The Computer Journal, issue 38, 1989.
    • "The Computer Corner," Z80 still the number one CPU. The Computer Journal, issue 37, 1989.
    • "The Computer Corner," Comparisons of WordPerfect to WordStar. The Computer Journal, issue 36, 1989.
    • "The Computer Corner," The annual SOG meeting and other comments. The Computer Journal, issue 35, 1988.
    • "The Computer Corner," The RTX2000, a Forth Engine and S100 comments. The Computer Journal, issue 34, 1988.
    • "The Computer Corner," The Novix, a Forth Engine and Fast! The Computer Journal, issue 33, 1988.
    • "The Computer Corner," Superbrain Centronics hardware and software modifications. The Computer Journal, issue 32, 1988.
    • "The Computer Corner," 68K Trouble-Shooting and Novix. The Computer Journal, issue 31, 1988.
    • "The Computer Corner," Comments on HT68K, HTPL, and STD BUS. The Computer Journal, issue 30, 1987.
    • "The Computer Corner," Managers and industrial nightmares. The Computer Journal, issue 29, 1987.
    • "The Computer Corner," GE Documents (bad!) and Forth (good!). The Computer Journal, issue 28, 1987.
    • "The Computer Corner," Thoughts on systems and software. The Computer Journal, issue 27, 1987.
    • "The Computer Corner," Comments on SOG and alternate OS's. The Computer Journal, issue 26, 1986.
    • "The Computer Corner," Comments on Clones and Debuggers. The Computer Journal, issue 25, 1986.
    • "The Computer Corner," Comments on Z80 to 68K converter and system speeds. The Computer Journal, issue 24, 1986.
    • "The Computer Corner," Schematic on using IM6402 for serial to centronics converter. The Computer Journal, issue 23, 1986.
    • "The Computer Corner," Using DDT to read a disk track. The Computer Journal, issue 22, 1986.
    • "The Computer Corner," Z80 Plus, Forth ROM, and TPCI comments. The Computer Journal, issue 21, 1985.
    • "The Computer Corner," A few projects to consider for later articles. The Computer Journal, issue 20, 1985.
    • "The Computer Corner," A discussion on computer standards. The Computer Journal, issue 19, 1985.
    • "The Computer Corner," Comments and drive tester schematic. The Computer Journal, issue 18, 1985.
    • "The Computer Corner," The first of the regular columns. The Computer Journal, issue 17, 1985.

    Other Magazines

    • "Cheap Memory", Micro/Systems Journal, December 1983.
    • "8080 Operation of CCS2422 Disk Controller." Micro/Systems Journal, October 1983.
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