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TidBITS#263/13-Feb-95

Apple’s lawyers are on the hunt again, this time with Intel and Microsoft in their sights, and the issue is purloined QuickTime code. Matt Neuburg checks in with an editorial about Hollywood’s inability to get the facts of electronic life right in movie fiction; Geoff reviews Apprentice II, a CD-ROM of source code; Nigel Perry starts looking in depth at Nisus Writer. Finally, we take a look at the Communications Decency Act of 1995. Such fun.

Adam Engst No comments

Net Valentines

Net Valentines -- It's undoubtedly too late for people to use this Internet site to send a paper Valentine's Day card, since by the time you read this Valentine's Day should be in full swing or even over - at least in those parts of the world that celebrate the holiday

Mark H. Anbinder No comments

The Apple Multimedia Kit

The Apple Multimedia Kit (item M3153LL/A) includes a coupon for three free CD-ROM titles. Apparently some of the kits sold during the recent holiday season had a form with an incorrect expiration date of 31-Dec-94

Tonya Engst No comments

QuickDraw GX

QuickDraw GX -- Those of you close enough to the bleeding edge to be using QuickDraw GX might enjoy this Easter egg, sent in by Charles Wiltgen . "Select a GX desktop printer, hold down Shift-Option-Command and choose Open from the File menu

Mark H. Anbinder No comments

Trying to reach

Trying to reach the digitalNation FirstClass server (see TidBITS-262) via the Internet? Those not familiar with FirstClass may find some additional details helpful

Matt Neuburg No comments

Talking Into The Mouse: Hollywood And Computers

Movies arrive in tiny, faraway New Zealand well after they've opened elsewhere (if they arrive at all), so it was only the other day, and quite by chance, that I caught Disclosure - and was hopelessly confused, thanks to the filmmaker's ignorance of the Internet. The film's plot and details of action depend almost totally upon the current state of computer and networking technology, with such things as fast CD-ROM drives, CU-SeeMe conferencing, and virtual reality figuring heavily

Geoff Duncan No comments

Communications Decency Act of 1995

In a move that's incited all manner of protest throughout the Internet community (and especially among Internet providers), Senator Jim Exon of Nebraska has introduced Senate bill 314, titled The Communications Decency Act of 1995