The word processor wars heat up, and we review WordPerfect’s latest release, 3.0. We also examine a MessagePad bug that may bite in an alarming way, examine how to determine your version of Quicken for update purposes, discuss a new video card from Apple via Radius, and glance in shock at why Apple isn’t establishing a new facility in Williamson Country, Texas. Hypertext proceedings, great quotes, CPU comments, and HP rebates fill out the issue.
Hypertext '93 Proceedings -- A number of people have asked for information on how to get the proceedings of the Hypertext '93 conference. I don't know the price, but you can find that and other information (such as shipping details, I imagine) by emailing
Quote of the Week -- As a followup to Charles Wheeler's article in the last issue about converting a Mac site to DOS-based software, a friend passed this on
Bill Dickson writes in regard to On The Road and CPU (TidBITS #203): CPU 2.0.1c will automatically switch to a "docked" set if it senses that a Duo is connected to a dock, and then back to the previously-used set when the machine is restarted outside the dock
Psion Updates -- Patrick Edmond writes: "As a Psion Series 3 owner, I can echo Charlie Stross's comments in TidBITS #203 about the usefulness of the Psion machine
Prentice-Hall International-UK made a mistake in the online offer made to TidBITS readers for my book. They have been offering 20 percent off 18.50 pounds, when in fact the base price they should have been charging was 27.50 pounds, which is now in effect
$100 rebates are available for Mac owners who purchase any HP LaserJet Series M laser printer before 31-Dec-93. You need a completed rebate certificate (available from your dealer or HP), a copy of your sales receipt, the bar code label from your printer box, and the serial number from your Mac (to prove ownership)
Everyone knows that Silicon Valley is an expensive place to do business, and I've heard warnings that unless the area does more for business, companies will immigrate to more favorable locations
Technical Support Coordinator, BAKA Computers
Apple seems to waver between wanting to provide complete Macintosh system solutions all by itself, and leveraging third-party developers' product lines to best effect
People on the nets have been discussing updates to Quicken, the popular personal finance package recently, and Harry Hahn passed on a useful tip for finding out what version of Quicken you have
A problem that's been informally acknowledged by Apple tech support could cause a loss of data for Newton MessagePad users. Apple is working to fix the problem, which they believe is a bug in the MessagePad's handling of alarmed recurring events in the built-in Datebook application.
The bug manifests itself as a state where the Newton splash screen comes up and stays up
I've been using WordPerfect Mac since the infamous pre-1.0 beta sale. To paraphrase Victor Kiam, I liked WordPerfect Mac 2.0 so much I wrote a book about it