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It’s summer in the U.S., which means many kids are out of school. Why not use the time to teach them programming? Matt Neuburg reviews Stagecast Creator, a visual programming environment geared toward kids but entertaining enough for adults. Plus, Adam suggests an alternative to Apple’s confusing naming schemes, and we note the release of QuickTime 4.0 and updates to FileMaker Pro and Synchronize Pro. Finally, you can now read TidBITS in Russian!

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Macintosh Model Implosion: What’s in a Name?

Back in late 1993, I teed off on Apple for the proliferation of Macintosh models that were then appearing. That was around the time the Performa line (which often had models identical to the LC line) expanded beyond understanding, with model numbers sometimes indicating nothing but different software bundles or retail outlets

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All the World’s a Stagecast

About three years ago, when the financial picture at Apple Computer was at its bleakest, a series of austerity measures resulted in the elimination of many cool employees and the long-term projects on which they were engaged