IEEE Spectrum

Volume 21 Issue 12 • Dec. 1984

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    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 1
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  • Contents

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    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):4 - 7
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  • Speakout

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 8
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):9 - 16
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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):17 - 21
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  • The engineer at large

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 22
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  • Continuum

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):23 - 24
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  • Innovations

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):25 - 26
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  • Video

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 28
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  • Program notes [reports of new computer programs]

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):29 - 32
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  • Spectral lines: High-tech publishing

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 33
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    Those of us in the publishing business have a lively interest in the question of whether electronic communication will ever replace the printed word. We know that electronics has gracefully insinuated itself into the front end of the publishing process. We are enthusiastic about that and have spurred the process along as rapidly as we thought appropriate. View full abstract»

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  • Design case history: Apple's Macintosh: A small team of little-known designers, challenged to produce a low-cost, exceptionally easy-to-use personal computer, turns out a technical milestone

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):34 - 43
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    The genesis and development of the Macintosh concept are described, including the role of Steven Jobs, the vice-president and now Chairman of Apple Computer Inc. Simplification of the software and the choice of the 68000 microprocessor are discussed, and various design problems are examined. The design of the factory is also discussed, as are production and marketing issues. View full abstract»

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  • Medical ultrasonics: As new techniques are perfected, ultrasound extends its usefulness from diagnosis to research, therapy, and even surgery

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):44 - 51
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    The principles and use of ultrasonic scanning are explained. Doppler systems and combined techniques (duplex scanning) are also described, as are three-dimensional techniques that are as yet in the research stage. The applications discussed include obstetrics; tumor detection; blood-flow imaging; ultrasonic imaging as a surgical aid; tissue characterization; and physical therapy. View full abstract»

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  • Engineering workstations: A field report: Interviews with engineers having access to CAE workstations yield mixed responses; amidst the praise are complaints of insufficient power and excess complexity

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):52 - 57
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    Interviews with electronic engineers reveal the benefits and shortcomings of CAE (computer-aided engineering) workstations. There was general agreement that workstations make it possible to complete designs more quickly and improve their overall quality. They also allow engineers working alone or in small groups to tackle much larger designs than they could otherwise. However, simulation is seen a... View full abstract»

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  • Nuclear-electric power in space: Nuclear-reactor power systems could produce an abundance of new applications in space, hut design hurdles abound

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):58 - 65
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    Describes a joint program of NASA and DOE to develop the technology required for nuclear-reactor space power plants in the 100-to-1000-kWe range. The new program, called SP-100, will investigate potential space missions for 100-to-1000-kWe nuclear-reactor power systems and develop the technology to build such system. The limitations of present method of producing electricity for space vehicles and... View full abstract»

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  • Riding the biggest wave: Entrepreneur Andrew Kay is betting that his brand of humanistic management will ensure Kaypro's survival in the turbulent PC waters

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):66 - 71
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    Describes the management approach and activities of Andrew F. Kay in building his company, Kaypro Corp. His philosophy of providing employees with the maximum amount of responsibility and independence is examined, as are his cost control and marketing strategies. View full abstract»

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  • Gems from the Deutsches Museum: Noteworthy historical artifacts from this Munich showplace are described

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):72 - 73
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  • Thomas A. Edison: Flamboyant inventor: Shrewd and nonconformist in many respects, Edison helped create modern electrical engineering, yet he never became a professional engineer himself

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):74 - 79
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    In the spring of 1884 Thomas A. Edison was one of the small group of prominent men interested in electrical technology who issued an invitation from New York City for others to join them in founding the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. But while Edison lent his name to the formation of the first U.S. society of electrical engineers and even served nominally as one of its directors durin... View full abstract»

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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):80 - 81
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    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):82 - 84
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  • Papers are invited

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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):92 - 108
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