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Mac OS X Zip Expanding Utility

Firefox (and possibly other applications) may ask you what you want to do with .zip archives that you download from the Internet. If you want to expand them with Mac OS X (rather than StuffIt Expander), you may be unsure of which application actually does the job. You're looking for Archive Utility (in Leopard and later) or BOMArchiveHelper (in Tiger). In either case, the application is stored in Hard Drive/System/Library/Core Services/. Don't move it from there, though, or you'll confuse matters.

 
 

Further Reading

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Literary Machines, book by Ted Nelson describing the Xanadu concept & methodology, latest edition 90.1, new edition coming shortly, postpaid US$ 25 US (US$ 40 foreign) from Mindful Press, 3020 Bridgeway #295, Sausalito CA 94965

Literary Machines, the 87.1 Macintosh hypertext edition on disk, available from OWL International Inc., 14218 NE 21st Street, Bellevue WA 98007

Computer Lib/Dream Machines, by Ted Nelson, a '1987 revised & updated' reprint of the original 1974 edition, Tempus Books/Microsoft Press

For information on the forthcoming Xanadu software from AutoDesk contact Xanadu Operating Company, Palo Alto CA, tel. [+1] (415) 856-4112

To get on the mailing list for PAX developments write to Public Access Xanadu at the Mindful Press' address above or contact their EC representative Elisabeth Davenport (c/o Department of Information Science, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK tel. [+44] (041) 552-4400 x3700, fax (041) 553-1393

Explicitly referred to in the lecture:

Alfred Korzybski (an eccentric philosopher whose best known work is 'Science and Sanity, An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics,' (1933), last ed. Boston, 1980).

Tomas Kuhn (introduced 'paradigm' in science; wrote 'The Structure of Scientific Revolutions,' Chicago, 1970)

K. Eric Drexler (shortly re-joining the Xanadu development team, wrote 'Engines of Creation, The Coming Era of Nanotechnology,' 1986)

Buckminster Fuller, Bertrand Russel - his teen age idols

Xanadu, XU, Xanadu Stand, Parallel Textface, Qframe - trademarks of XOC Inc.

Macintosh - a trademark of Apple Computer Inc.

Snacks eaten by the author during writing supplied by Goteborgs Kex AB.

 

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