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TidBITS#146/12-Oct-92

This week we clarify the DeskWriter 550C’s print mechanism and talk briefly about the possibility of a portable version of the DeskWriter. Mark Anbinder reports on the MBDF virus authors’ sentences, Mark Nutter contributes a review of a package of 100 fonts, and we venture into the political arena with an editorial on how the presidential campaign looks from the high tech perspective.

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Administrivia

The jargon-speak of the week comes in the postscript of a mass mailing from Kate Mitchell, Vice President of Oracle Corporation, about an Oracle seminar

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APDA Moves

APDA, which distributes Apple's development tools like ResEdit, moved earlier this fall, and now has some new phone numbers and a snail mail address in Buffalo, NY

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DeskWriter Comments

Several people wrote to tell me more about the new HP DeskWriter 550C and how it works. The DeskWriter ink cartridge contains the print head in the cartridge itself, which simplifies the double-cartridge design used by the DeskWriter 550C. The two cartridges, one black, one color, are mounted next to each other on the same carriage mechanism, which allows you to print all four process colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black - commonly abbreviated CMYK) to on any given row of dots

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MacUser Oops

Normally we magazine types prefer to avoid talking about one another in print, because we know better than anybody how to write nasty letters to the editor

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100 Fonts for $49

One hundred of the best-selling professional-quality Macintosh laser fonts for only $49! Sound too good to be true? Well, maybe, but then again, maybe not. When I saw the ad for KeyFonts in the MacWarehouse catalog, my first reaction was font envy

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MacPolitik

I write this the day after the first US presidential debate in which Ross Perot had a grand old time being unpolished and quick on his feet, in which George Bush gained coherency throughout the evening from a thoroughly confusing start, and in which Bill Clinton showed cautious poise during a rhetorically solid performance