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TidBITS#320/25-Mar-96

So you think you know how the Macintosh came into existence? Pioneer Mac developer Bruce Horn sheds some light on the Mac’s early development. Also, check out the latest news on PageMill and SiteMill updates, details on the new version of APS PowerTools, and last week’s lost Newton MailBIT. Finally, we round out the issue with another installment of InterviewBITS, this time with Darryl Peck, founder of Inline Software and Cyberian Outpost

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Administrivia

If you're interested in reading a short interview I did recently and learning more about the computer book industry, check out: [ACE]

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EarthLink Network Sponsoring TidBITS

EarthLink Network Sponsoring TidBITS -- We're pleased to welcome our latest sponsor, the national Internet provider EarthLink Network. EarthLink is best known for expanding from being a Los Angeles-area provider to offering flat-rate nationwide dialup service in 210 cities and also an inexpensive (as it goes) 800 number for dialup access

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Newtons in the Dark

Newtons in the Dark -- Apple recently announced the Newton MessagePad 130, which resembles its predecessor, the MessagePad 120, but adds several key features, including a user-controllable backlit screen, a new writing surface that's more durable and less prone to glare, and 512K of additional system memory

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As the Update Mill Turns

As the Update Mill Turns -- In the wake of its withdrawal of PageMill 1.0.1, Adobe has quickly released PageMill 1.0.2. PageMill devotees will recall that 1.0.1 brought PageMill up to the level of the PageMill portion of Adobe's recently released SiteMill 1.0 (see TidBITS-317)

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New Version of APS PowerTools

APS Technologies, a leading vendor of data storage devices for the Mac [and a sponsor of TidBITS -Adam] has recently released version 4.0 of its disk management utility, APS PowerTools, which is bundled with every APS drive. ProSoft Engineering wrote version 3 of APS PowerTools for APS, but after the release of version 3.6 the contract with ProSoft was discontinued, and APS licensed PowerTools 4.0.x from CharisMac Engineering

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On Xerox, Apple, and Progress

[Any number of people will try to tell you about the origins of the Macintosh, but Bruce Horn was one of the people who made it happen. From 1973 to 1981, Bruce was a student in the Learning Research Group at Xerox, where Smalltalk, an interactive, object-oriented programming language, was developed