At last, from 1976, the first volume of Dr Dobb's Journal of COMPUTER Calisthenics & Orthodontia featuring many articles about Tiny Basic implementations for the 8080 and 8008, the appearance and eventual naming of the S-100 bus, programs for 6800, 6502, mention of second sources for the Z80, rumours of a 6809 - or will it be called the 6900? Namechecks also for Intersil 6100, Fairchild’s
F-8, National’s SC/MP, Signetics 2650. And several PDPs.
Other languages mentioned: SCELBAL, repeated calls for implementations of APL and LISP. Much praise for the IL (intermediate language) approach used by at least one of the tiny basics: "In addition to BASIC, it is very easy to write interpreters for: FOCAL, ALGOL, FORTRAN, PL 1, LISP, COBOL, SNOWBAL, PL/M, APL,"
Many announcements of computer stores opening up across the USA - all before the miracle year of 1977.
Bad news for some businesses: "DROP IN DEC ORDERS CAUSES LSI/11 CHIPMAKER MAJOR FINANCIAL PROBLEMS"
Bad news - or good news - for the company behind the 6502: "Idle gossip had it that MOS Technology was being bought by Commodore Calculators." Good news too: "We hear that MOS Technology has sold about 1000 KIM's."
Thanks to Mike Naberezny of 6502.org
for uploading. For more collected volumes in PDF form, seehttp://6502.org/documents/publications/dr_dobbs_journal/