July 14, 1995 |
CD-ROM buyers are given four words of advice by a recent survey of prices: You better shop around. Price tags from superstores to warehouse clubs and discount department outlets varied by as much as 30%, according to a report by PC World, a San Francisco-based monthly magazine about personal computing. The magazine looked at shelf prices for major titles such as Lion King, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, Myst and Compton's Multimedia Encyclopedia.
October 23, 1994 |
In lieu of any Python reunions, the cult will have to make do with "Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time," a CD-ROM that has just been issued (in Windows format only, so far) and already taken its place as one of the most delightful uses of that particular home-computer format yet.
March 24, 1997 |
For 13 years, from 1981 to 1994, Greg Williamson, Chris Carlsson and Jim Swanson devoted much of their time and energy to producing a unique, anti-establishment magazine called Processed World. The publication offered stinging critiques of the corporate world and the dehumanizing dimensions of computer technology, and the printed magazine was often distributed with street theater to underscore the point.
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December 19, 1998 |
A Castaic man was charged Friday with four counts of allegedly selling obscene CD-ROMs depicting bestiality and scatology to undercover Los Angeles police officers at a computer show at the Sherman Oaks Entertainment Center in September. Marshall Jay Lefcourt, 45, allegedly sold CD-ROMs to investigators who viewed them on a computer in a police vehicle parked outside the venue, according to Los Angeles City prosecutor Lynn Magnandonovan.
August 2, 1994 |
Technicolor Inc.'s Camarillo plant has added a compact-disc duplicating unit to its video operation, and is already turning out 65,000 CDs and CD-ROMs daily. Since the operation was launched in February, the company says it has produced 2 million CDs and CD-ROMs--1 million of them in the past month alone. CD-ROMs, which account for 60% of the output, look like ordinary CDs but combine audio, video and text content. The expansion has added 110 new workers at the former Everest & Jennings Inc.
June 21, 2001 |
Going somewhere? You might not want to rely too heavily on your Mac for help. Mapping and travel Web sites such as MapQuest and Expedia work just fine on Macs, as do online reservation and airline sites. But the selection of travel-planning CD-ROM packages for the Mac is sparse, and the programs that are available take a back seat to their Windows counterparts.
August 23, 1994
Two Irvine-based companies Monday announced new computer systems to allow users to record video or audio segments, company data or other digital information onto CD-ROMs. Pinnacle Micro Inc. said it will begin selling a recording system for CD-ROM, which stands for compact disc, read-only memory, for $2,995 for Macintosh computers and $3,195 for computers using Windows. The system features double-speed recording, the company said. Shipments are to begin in September.
October 28, 1997 |
Synthonics Technologies in Westlake Village has reached an agreement with the Smithsonian Institution to create a multimedia CD-ROM that will let consumers use a home computer to experience hundreds of artifacts housed in the institute's 16 museums. Featured as the centerpiece of the CD-ROM will be many artifacts presented as accurate 3-D replicas.
June 1, 1994 |
Western Digital Corp. said Tuesday that it has entered into a strategic relationship with Sanyo Electric Co. to develop a semiconductor chip that would make it easier to connect a CD-ROM player to a personal computer. The deal, announced in Tokyo, will have the two companies working together in creating the chip for CD-ROMs, one of the fastest-growing segments of the peripheral market.
February 24, 1997 |
A new technology recently introduced by Western Digital Corp. could give hard drives a much more important role in the computer world. The technology, dubbed SDX for storage data acceleration, is designed to improve the performance of CD-ROM drives by using the computer's hard disk as a sort of loading dock for information. Any time a CD-ROM is loaded into the computer, its data would be temporarily stored on a designated portion of the computer's hard drive called a cache.