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TidBITS#260/23-Jan-95

Congrats to Peter Lewis for his MacUser award, corrections on last week’s GIF article, and an announcement from Microsoft about a faster Word 6.0a start off this issue. Geoff and Adam report on a road trip to Vancouver for Comdex/PacRim, a heavy-duty Windows show. Geoff also has an in-depth review of Chad Magendanz’s ShrinkWrap 1.2, an indispensable disk image utility. Finally, Adam explains URLs, those ever-so-useful identifiers of Internet objects.

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Congratulations

Congratulations are in order for Australian developer Peter N. Lewis (not the Peter Lewis who writes for the New York Times). At Macworld Expo in San Francisco this year, MacUser Magazine awarded him the Derek Van Alstyne Rising Star Award

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MacUser and MacWEEK

MacUser and MacWEEK have made their appearance on the World-Wide Web. The MacUser home page contains selected articles from the most recent issue, article archives, and links to Apple and other Macintosh sites and resources

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GIF Gaffe

GIF Gaffe -- Our article on the recent Unisys/CompuServe GIF fiasco (see TidBITS-259) contained a few misstatements. First, Unisys's patent on the LZW compression method was effective in 1985, not 1993 as stated in the article

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Comdex/PacRim

Last week, Geoff and I went on a road trip last week to Vancouver for the Comdex/PacRim conference. Frankly, the trip was more an excuse to go to Vancouver (a three hour drive) with our friend Cary Lu and a friend of his, David Coder

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Image is Everything: ShrinkWrap 1.2

Anyone who's dealt with floppy disk images knows what a pain they can be. The idea behind a disk image is simple enough: instead of distributing or storing a floppy disk as a physical object, you store it as a file on a larger disk

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URLs ‘R Us

We've been using URLs in TidBITS for over a year now, and I don't think an issue goes by without us pointing at some resource or another with a URL. I wrote a little about URLs back when we first started, but with our readership growing so quickly I think it's worthwhile to talk about URLs some more