I don't specifically remember Byte but I do remember the like. I have fond and frustrating memories of painfully entering programs into the computer, saving them and attempting to run them only to get a cryptic errors only to start over. Sometimes a subsequent issue would have a correction.
I like LZW and the adaptive variations that have evolved from it. At some point when this is all over, I will walk the team through Huffman Coding and LZW as well as some others. If you haven't seen my response here
, it may be worth a read.