This issue comes to you despite a plethora of SCSI problems and includes articles miraculously retrieved from the jaws of complete data corruption. This week we bring you news about the latest System software update from Apple, a review of Gif*gIf*giF (a utility for making animated GIFs of onscreen actions), and a long look at the computer book publishing process, complete with lots of advice for aspiring authors.
It has been a hard week for TidBITS. I'm barely keeping my head above water while in the final throes of finishing the fourth edition of Internet Starter Kit for Macintosh, and if that wasn't enough, both Geoff and I have had major disk problems (at one point, four of my five main machines were causing significant trouble simultaneously, and Geoff's problems destroyed several MailBITS and articles he was working on that day)
Email Woes Update -- Geoff is still recovering from his hard disk problems, and asks that you note that replies to email sent to him or to are likely to be delayed
Last week, Apple released a patch to System 7.5.3, called System 7.5.3 Revision 2 and code named Buster. Unlike the mammoth System 7.5 Update 2.0 (which shipped on some 14 floppy disks, contained major updates to the system architectures and introduced new technologies like Open Transport 1.1), System 7.5.3 Revision 2 contains only a small number of improvements for a specific range of machines
Look around on the Web, and you'll see Web pages that experiment with video. Although much of this experimentation leaves much to be desired, I believe that movies on the Web will eventually improve
Many of you have probably seen my email signature recently, modified to warn that my email responses may be short or delayed because I'm working on the fourth edition of Internet Starter Kit for Macintosh