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CD-ROMs rule this issue of TidBITS, where artist Bonnie Lebesch tells the story of how she self-published her CD-ROM, Stella and the Star-Tones. We also welcome our latest sponsor, CD-ROM publisher Soft Material and its flagship product, Pickle’s Book. Geoff reveals keyboard shortcut secrets that deserve to be in every Mac user’s portfolio, we look at the release of a new LaserWriter driver, and Tonya calls for Mac-related computer gift suggestions.

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Got a Great Gift Suggestion?

Got a Great Gift Suggestion? Here at TidBITS, we've made it a holiday tradition to collect (realistic) Macintosh-related gift suggestions from readers, sauce them up with a few of our own, and serve them out in an article that lists notable presents for the many computer users among us

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Hit the Road, Jack

Hit the Road, Jack -- In NetBITS-009, Jim Heid reports from the roads of rural United States that the Internet is not only appearing in remote areas, it is fulfilling the promise of bringing people closer together

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Reversing Your View

Reversing Your View -- In TidBITS-403 and TidBITS-405, we noted the Mac's "paper" approach of displaying black text on a white background can be difficult on the eyes; several readers pointed out Apple's CloseView control panel can reverse your screen's display (and zoom in as far as 16x for those with vision difficulties)

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Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickle’s Books

We'd like to welcome our latest sponsor, Soft Material, a new company formed to publish CD-ROM titles from creative and innovative authors, particularly titles from Japanese and European authors that might not otherwise reach as broad an audience. Despite the success of a few CD-ROM titles, such as Myst and Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual, the hurdles facing a CD-ROM title (or any software product from a small company) are enormous

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Spare Keys for Your Mac

Like many people these days, I work from my home, though lately I've been spending more time protecting my possessions from a pair of unruly kittens. Kittens or no kittens, I don't have much face-to-face interaction with Mac users while I use my computer