June 17, 1996
Richard Nixon's audiotapes were pretty interesting, but let's face it, they were recorded on yesterday's technology. This is the digital age, so Graphix Zone in Irvine figured it was about time to put our only president to take early retirement on CD-ROM. Graphix Zone, best known for making multimedia CD--ROMs that feature music stars such as Bob Dylan, is scheduled to release its latest production, "Nixon The CD-ROM," today, exactly 24 years after the Watergate break-in.
June 13, 1995 |
Agnew Tech II of Westlake Village, a 9-year-old language translation service whose clients range from small advertising firms to Fortune 500 companies, has begun designing CD-ROM programs that communicate in multiple languages. Its clients are using the programs as promotional material and instruction manuals to do business abroad and in ethnic communities at home.
August 18, 1997 |
For about as long as there have been CD-ROMs, there have been CD-ROM recorders you could buy and attach to your computer--if you were independently wealthy and had nothing better to do than invest in a piece of equipment that could never possibly pay for itself. Back in the old days (say six or seven years ago), these recorders could set you back $10,000 or more. And because there were no clear-cut standards yet, recording a disc that someone else could actually use was iffy at best.
October 10, 1995 |
Dataproducts Corp., a Simi Valley producer of computer printers, is distributing a free CD-ROM with a new series of laser printers offering step-by-step instructions on how to install and use the devices. The CD-ROM, called PrintWatch for Windows, includes easy-to-use software that allows customers to set up and control Dataproducts' Typhoon series network laser printers. Dataproducts, founded in 1962, is a subsidiary of the Japanese company Hitachi Koki.
February 6, 1994 |
The success of companies like Virgin Interactive Entertainment and Interplay Productions Inc. has video game competitors scrambling to avoid being left behind. Sunsoft Inc. in Cypress, which expects sales of $80 million this year, has relied in the past on subcontractors to develop most of its Nintendo and Sega video games based on Warner Bros. cartoon characters. The company has waited for the CD-ROM market to grow before launching such games--and now the moment is at hand.
September 28, 2000 |
Wonder what's eating your plants, or what that powdery stuff is on the leaves? Puzzled by the holes that appear nightly in the lawn or the vegetable seedlings that simply disappear? These and other questions are answered in a new University of California CD-ROM called "The UC Guide to Solving Garden and Landscape Problems." According to one of its authors, Mary Louise Flint, the CD-ROM has 2,800 information screens and 4,800 color photos, far more than any other CD-ROM on garden pest management.