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Xanadu Publishing

Then there is the problem of the many modalities available for presentation. Many are available, but none are on speaking terms with each other. Text documents are those made up of words on paper

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Setting Up a Stand

Back to our open hypertext publishing. "The notion of a [clearly delimited] document is an important one, really a social and psychological mechanism, fine, we keep that because literature is a system of documents which works

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PAX Front End Demo

That said, we were then treated to a quickie demo, "made few days ago," in MacroMind Director (I think), projected off a Macintosh with color screen

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Further Reading

Literary Machines, book by Ted Nelson describing the Xanadu concept & methodology, latest edition 90.1, new edition coming shortly, postpaid US$ 25 US (US$ 40 foreign) from Mindful Press, 3020 Bridgeway #295, Sausalito CA 94965 Literary Machines, the 87.1 Macintosh hypertext edition on disk, available from OWL International Inc., 14218 NE 21st Street, Bellevue WA 98007 Computer Lib/Dream Machines, by Ted Nelson, a '1987 revised & updated' reprint of the original 1974 edition, Tempus Books/Microsoft Press For information on the forthcoming Xanadu software from AutoDesk contact Xanadu Operating Company, Palo Alto CA, tel

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Electronic Jabberwocky

Long ago I read a spoof that poked fun at spelling checkers. It was disguised as a letter from an editor to Charles Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll

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DiskDoubler Makes Good

Here's an interesting phenomenon. Remember the hullabaloo about keeping public archives in public formats? Most people were talking about how wonderful Compactor and StuffIt Deluxe were, with an occasional mention of Diamond as well

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SimEarth

SimCity from Maxis was the hit game of last year. Not too surprising really, if you think about all the human vices that the game satisfied. Greed, violence, cruelty

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No New Viruses

It's a fine week when I don't have to write about the latest and slimiest virus on the block. However, there is a small piece of news that everyone should be aware of

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Lotus Renegotiates

Earlier this year the Lotus/Novell merger received headline attention, and the merger would have made Lotus the largest microcomputer software company (even larger than Microsoft!)

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HyperCard Bits & Pieces

Apple's decision to transfer HyperCard to Claris may or may not have been the best choice, but it has fostered confusion about who gets what where why and how

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Night of the Living Clones

It's starting to sound like one of those horror movies where it turns out that everyone you know has been taken over by pods from outer space. I think that's the case a lot of the time - it explains many of the people I know quite well

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2.3 and Counting

Well, it happened again. A new virus showed up and Disinfectant was promptly updated by its erstwhile author, John Norstad (who at this point might well be elected King if the Macintosh community was voting)

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MacOberon

If someone asked you to name some computer languages, any computer languages, chances are good that Pascal would be among them. It's a popular, powerful language (most of the Macintosh Toolbox is written in Pascal) and it's been around for a while

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Holy BatKeyboards!

We've run a couple of articles in the past about various neat new methods of interfacing with the computer (in this case a legitimate use of the pseudo-verb "to interface" - unlike the usage "Wanna go interface with me?")

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ElectroKodaChrome

Desktop publishing is a wonderful thing for those who need to create paper publications (and some of our best friends are desktop publishers :-)). However, desktop publishing has had major troubles with color, partly because color is complicated and there are a number of ways of representing it