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    Tech 49

    PortFolio Magazine Technology ColumnWritten by Tom AnthonyMay 29, 1998 Is it just me, or are the new computer models superseding the old ones so quickly that it seems to be a blur? Recently I mentioned to the guys at my favorite computer store that I would be building a new PC to replace the three-year-old dinosaur in my home office. Once, the day I brought the cute little DX66 computer home, it WAS fast. Compared to the computers at work it was like a lightning bolt. I’m not entirely sure it was my imagination, but it seems like it has been gradually slowing down every day since. Way back when…

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    Tech 43

    March 20, 1998 As one to advise regular backups for every computer I wanted a high-tech tool to do the same for myself. But what? My first trip to the computer hardware store had me grunting like some Tim Allen comedy routine. 230 megabyte cartridge – eew! Seven gigabyte external tape drive – uggah!  Of course that was before I tried installing this stuff. The first attempt was a SyQuest 230MB EZ Flyer. I picked that one because you can hook it up without installing extra hardware. (More on this in a moment) Just run a cable from where your printer attaches to the back of your computer and you’re…

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    TECH #13 8/1/97 Is OS 8 great? It depends on who you ask, but the newest update to the Mac operating system is shaping up to be the biggest thing since sliced bread. At least according to Mac users. I talked to John Crow, president of local Apple Computer retailer Memory Bank. “The first shipment sold out before it hit the shelves,” Crow told me. “I just ordered another 50 units this morning, and they’ll be gone almost as soon as they arrive. It’s simply overwhelming.” What’s the big deal? “Well the biggest plus is actually behind the screen. We’ve got a half dozen Apple system engineers around here who…