Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
Copy Before Submitting Web Forms

Filling in Web forms (like the one used to submit this tip) can be a bit of a gamble - you put in your pearls of wisdom, perhaps only to lose them all if the Web page flakes out or the browser crashes. Instead of losing all your text, "save" it by pressing Command-A to select all and then Command-C to copy the selected text to the clipboard. Do this periodically as you type and before you click Submit, and you may "save" yourself from a lot of frustration. It takes just a second to do, and the first time you need to rely on it to paste back in lost text, you'll feel smart.

Submitted by
Larry Leveen

 

 

Published in TidBITS 25.
Subscribe to our weekly email edition.

 

 

An LC Education

Send Article to a Friend

The latest discussions on Usenet have focussed on the new Macs, but a number of them have taken an interesting twist. Some think the Mac LC, which won't be available in quantity until early next year, will be Apple's new education computer in that it has decent speed, color support, and a relatively low price tag. The idea of the LC, these people think, is to replace the Apple II line (probably the strongest 13 year old computer system around, even still) and regain some of the education market lost to low-cost PC clones. That would seem to be the point behind the LC's otherwise unsupported 020 Direct Slot, since Apple has announced two cards for the slot, the Apple IIe emulation card and an Ethernet card.

Apple recently announced its plans to ship single and a dual-floppy LCs - these machines will not come standard with hard drives - to educational dealers, and these machines (at an academic discount around $1300) should help answer criticisms that the LC is too pricey for the education market.

One way or another, the LC is a color machine that, with the addition of a $200 card, runs the many Apple IIe educational programs, making it an important player in the K-12 market. In addition, the built-in AppleTalk networking capabilities allow a school to set up a networked lab of floppy-only LCs and get around not having many hard drives by running software over the network (assuming that the Apple IIe software can run over a network). Apple has always been popular with the education market and many educators were upset with the previous pricing on the Macintosh line. We hope that the new Macs, particularly the Classic and the LC, will restore Apple to the good graces of the educational market. After all, it's getting harder and harder to get by without some knowledge of computers, and computers are like languages - best learned when young.

Information from:
Adam C. Engst -- TidBITS Editor
Tonya Byard -- TidBITS Editor
Fred Zeats -- kreme@isis.cs.du.edu
Jim Gaynor -- gaynor@hpuxa.ircc.ohio-state.edu
mark j cromwell -- cromwell@acsu.buffalo.edu
Jordan Mattson -- jordan@Apple.COM
Brian Bechtel -- blob@Apple.COM
Brendan Mahony -- brendan@batserver.cs.uq.oz.au
Robin Goldstone -- robin@csuchico.edu
Fong -- kf@mbunix.mitre.org

 

CrashPlan is easy, secure backup that works everywhere. Back up
to your own drives, friends, and online with unlimited storage.
With 30 days free, backing up is one resolution you can keep.
Your life is digital; back it up! <http://tid.bl.it/code42-tb>