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TidBITS#282/19-Jun-95

Apple unleashes a host of new products, including the first PowerPC 604-based Macintosh and a bevy of new printers. We also bring you news on the much-dreaded Communications Decency Act passing the U.S. Senate, an in-depth review of the Power Macintosh 6100/66 DOS Compatible, and finally the second part of Luciano Floridi’s paper on the Internet and how we think about knowledge.

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"Decency" Act Passes Senate

"Decency" Act Passes Senate -- On 14-Jun-95, the Exon/Gorton/Coats Communications Decency Act (see TidBITS-263 and TidBITS-279) was attached to the Telecommunications Reform bill and will soon go before the U.S

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Apple Releases Bevy of New Printers

Apple Releases Bevy of New Printers -- Apple today announced not one, not two, but three new printers. At the high end, the Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS is a 600 dpi, PostScript color laser printer with an Apple Price of $6,989, designed to produce high-quality photographic output in mixed-platform environments

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WebSTAR Demo

WebSTAR Demo -- We're working on a complete article discussing StarNine's new WebSTAR software (a vastly upgraded commercial release of MacHTTP), but didn't want to delay telling everyone that StarNine is offering a free demo copy that will run through the end of June

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Retrospect 2.1 Updater

Retrospect 2.1 Updater -- Thinking of buying a new PCI Macintosh? Be sure to grab the Retrospect 2.1 Updater, which works on the new PCI Macs. It updates any language version of Retrospect 2.1 or 2.1A and also fixes a problem with launching Retrospect on a volume with more than 2 GB of free space

Steven H. Lee No comments

It’s a Mac. It’s a PC. It’s DOS-Compatible!

[This article originally appeared in CLiCKS, the newsletter of the Macintosh User Group in Ithaca, New York. In this article, Steven shares his experiences with Apple's Power Macintosh 6100/66 DOS Compatible system, which TidBITS reported on briefly back in TidBITS-257.] My family had been strictly Macintosh since we entered the computing age six years ago with a Mac Plus

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The Internet & the Future of Organized Knowledge: Part II of III

[Note: we thank Professor Floridi for kind permission to reprint this material, which is a shortened version of a paper he gave at a UNESCO Conference in Paris, March 14-17, 1995.] Part Two: Ideometry - A New Way of Knowing In the previous part of this article, I argued that the Internet can be understood as a stage in the life cycle of the Human Encyclopedia