This week we bring you news of updates to Apple’s Japanese and Chinese Language Kits, highlights from the Macworld Tokyo exposition, Adam’s comments on the nature of physical resources in the increasingly virtual world of the Internet, follow-ups on cleaning your DeskWriter’s paper rollers, a look at a slick Internet LAN solution, and finally the conclusion of Nigel Perry’s three part Nisus Writer review.
Our earthquake coverage wouldn't be complete without sending out a "Bravo!" to Optima Technology, makers of storage peripherals for Macs and other computer systems, for expanding their warranty coverage for victims of the recent Kobe quake
Info-Mac Mirror Down -- Due to hard drive problems, the Info-Mac mirror at will down until some time in early March, at which time they'll be upgrading the server and expanding their services
Brent Bossom writes this week from Macworld Tokyo:
Pioneer displayed two Mac clones with the title "Multimedia Personal Computers," the MPC-GX1 Power PC 601/66 MHz model with built-in stereo speakers, internal CD-ROM drive, and the MPC-LX100 (68LC040/33 MHz) (see TidBITS-264)
Render Unto Thee: QuickDraw 3D -- Apple has been quietly promoting a set of 3D modeling and rendering libraries, code-named Escher, amongst developers for at least the last few months
Director of Technical Services, Baka Industries Inc.
Earlier this month, Apple announced that free updates are available for users of the Japanese Language Kit and Chinese Language Kit who wish to use System 7.5
Back in TidBITS-261, we ran a short article about Hewlett-Packard's Paper Feed Cleaning Kit, which solves a possible paper-feed problem for DeskWriters and DeskJets in a specific serial number range
While many vendors are scrambling to jump on the Internet bandwagon, Compatible Systems has carefully assembled a bundle of hardware, software, and service that will make it easy for small networks to connect to the Internet
Bob Jacobsen made an interesting comment in reference to our pointers in TidBITS-262 to earthquake information servers that combine information from several different sources
[This article began in TidBITS-263, continued in TidBITS-264, and finishes here. -Tonya]
Sound and Speech -- Nisus Writer can speak, and not just using Apple's PlainTalk either - it comes with its own English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish