June 28, 1989 |
Apple Computer, which fired a programmer for leaking information, has served notice that there will be "sanctions" against any employee who breaches its security. David Ramsey, 33, author of Apple's MacPaint 2.0 program, said he was fired Thursday for using the CompuServe electronic bulletin board to disclose information. Chris Escher said Monday that Apple has "a commitment to open communication and that environment is based on trust. "All employees have sensitive material in their hands every day, and we expect them to act with good judgment regarding that information.
July 31, 1994
Robert Levine's article "Coming Attractions Come On-Line" (Film Clips, July 10), about video clips from movies being available via computer network "for the first time, starting two weeks ago," must have come as a big surprise to Paramount, TriStar, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and other studios. They've made such programs available to subscribers of CompuServe since last year. ShowBiz Forum on CompuServe was the first to introduce these clips produced by Hollywood Online and has presented interactive multimedia programs from films such as "The Age of Innocence," "Addams Family Values" and others.
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January 14, 1987 |
Roy Feinson has organized what he calls the largest chess tournament of its kind from the den of his unassuming Huntington Beach apartment. And he has never seen, or even talked to, any of the more than 220 entrants. With the help of Compuserve Inc., a Columbus, Ohio, computer company, Feinson launched the tournament on Monday. "What is unique is that this is the largest electronic chess tournament, I believe, ever held," said Feinson, 29, a discount store operations manager.
March 23, 1987 |
I have long been an on-line junkie, addicted to dial-up information services such as the Source, CompuServe, Dow Jones News/Retrieval and Knowledge Index. Trouble is, with the price of those services ranging from $12 to $40 an hour, it has been an expensive habit. Now, however, there is a cheaper alternative. It's Genie, a service of the General Electric Information Service Co., or GEISCO. Used at speeds of either 300 or 1,200 bits per second, Genie costs only $5 an hour during the evening (6 p.
November 3, 1995 |
They're quirky, kinky, fast and in your face. They're supposed to tell the whole world, not just computer geeks, about that mysterious and much-hyped land called cyberspace. But what do America Online's new national TV ads really say? In one, a man in a tractor cap is sitting in his living room. He's staring into the extraterrestrial glow of his computer and poking at the keys with his index fingers. He's got a two-day beard, bad teeth and a psychotic grin.
July 30, 1997 |
CompuServe Corp. said it will create an online area containing risque material that will be off-limits to young eyes. The nation's second-largest online service said adults will need a password to gain access to the segregated material. Content ranges from a gay and lesbian forum to lingerie information to adult-themed games. CompuServe's move is the latest industry response to pressure from consumer groups and the White House to protect youngsters from online content deemed offensive.