Manhasset, N.Y. -- CMP Media launched an online version of Byte magazine Thursday at www.BYTE.com. CMP Media closed the print version of Byte last year, shortly after acquiring it from McGraw-Hill Cos., New York. The online version of Byte will feature a monthly column by Jerry Pournelle. As senior contributing editor, Mr. Pournelle will reprise his Chaos Manor column, which was a Byte staple for 20 years. While dormant, the Byte.com site continued to have more than 600,000 page views per month, according to CMP Media.