Z*Net: 30-Mar-90 #513

From: Kevin Steele (aj205@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Date: 04/06/90-09:34:35 PM Z

From: aj205@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Kevin Steele)
Subject: Z*Net: 30-Mar-90  #513
Date: Fri Apr  6 21:34:35 1990

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 //////       //    //  ///////   //                  Issue #513
                    (=) 1990 by Rovac Industries, Inc.
                            Post Office Box 59
                       Middlesex, New Jersey 08846
                     Z*Net Online BBS: (201) 968-8148
 Publisher-Editor: Ron Kovacs                Associate Editor: John Nagy
 Contributing Editor: Alice Amore           Distribution: Bruce Hansford
 Writer: Mark Quinn                                   Writer: Jon Clarke
 Writer: Elliott John Coerper                 Contributor: Keith Whitton
 CompuServe 71777,2140                                       GEnie Z-NET

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                   ============= CONTENTS =============
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     .....................................................Ron Kovacs
     .......................................Ron Kovacs and John Nagy
     Atari at CeBit '90...................................Ron Kovacs
     News update....................................................
     New Atari products coming from Korea!...........Elliott Coerper
     AUA Report...........................................Jon Clarke
     PD Reviews..........................................Alice Amore
     PD Reviews...........................................Mark Quinn
     New chip coming!..................................Keith Whitton
     Internet messages................................Bruce Hansford
     Fast Fax..........................................Press Release
     Update............................................Press Release

                        THIS WEEK -  by Ron Kovacs
 Direct from Korea, Elliott John Coerper writes about new Atari
 developments and products forthcoming from Atari Korea.  Please read 
 every last word of this article!
 Atari Explorer and CeBit are covered this week along with the Z*Net 
                              ATARI EXPLORER
 by Ron Kovacs and John Nagy

 Rumors erupted into headlines this week when it was reported that 100%
 of the staff of Atari Explorer Magazine were fired.  Insiders say that
 at least one and perhaps more then one editorial highly critical of
 Atari Corporation appeared in what was to be the April issue.  Atari
 Explorer is owned by Atari Corporation and was edited by contractors
 Dave Ahal and Betsy Staples in New Jersey.
 The few people who have actually read the items call the decision to
 print the extremely hot editorials a "death wish".  The issues were
 printed and bound but all copies were snatched up by Atari before
 distribution.  Early reports said that the editors had been fired, but
 on Tuesday a recording on the telephone at the Atari Explorer offices
 said that the entire staff had been fired and gave Atari phone numbers
 for more information.  The recording alluded to a completed by
 undistributed issue and finished with an ominous request that callers
 not leave a message because the office would be a black hole.
 By Thursday March 29 the recording was gone and the following
 announcement appeared from Atari Corporation.
 "SUNNYVALE, CA - Atari Corporation announced today plans to enhance the
 ATARI EXPLORER magazine.  This announcement is made formal following
 necessary actions taken to relocate the operation closer to headquarters
 in Sunnyvale, California."
 "We want to make notable changes in the production of Atari Explorer
 magazine to include expanded editorial coverage of additional products
 and enhance the environment for potential advertisers", stated Mr. James
 Fisher, V. P. Marketing and advertising.  "The effort to present this
 news effectively and more timely requires the magazine staff to have
 'instant access' to the technology and information available here."

 "Atari plans to complete the current issue which is still in the hands
 of the printer and rush them to subscribers as soon as possible.  At the
 time of this release, no changes to publication frequencies and
 subscriber fulfillment were considered and Mr. Fisher stated that
 subscribers and advertisers will always be the biggest priority.  If
 necessary, extensions will be made to accommodate subscription
 It has been known for quite sometime that Atari intended to pull
 Explorer back to California.  It may be that the explorer editors knew
 their time was at an end and chose to go out with a bang.

                             HANNOVER REPORT

 The following was written from articles appearing in Newsbytes on both 
 CompuServe and GEnie.  While verifying the facts presented, we were told
 that some of these things were not true.  We have edited some of the 
 obvious errors and left the other questionable ones.  Please keep in 
 mind that references to the TT machines is false along with the May 1990
 release date.  We will follow this story and report more when available.
 ~~~~~~~~~ > Atari in Hannover
 Atari was not showing new products at this year's CEBIT '90 Show, but 
 there were a number of things going on of interest.
 According to Newsbytes reports, Atari held a series of press conferences 
 at the show announcing a new version Lynx game console and the Stacy
 laptop.  Other Atari announcements included the promise of a new range
 of portable machines later this year and three TT 68030 workstations.
 Atari also displayed 5 ROM based cartridges for the Portfolio.
 Newsbytes reported that the five packages included: extended DOS
 utilities; financial calculator; scientific calculator; and two games
 packages - Mindgames (including backgammon, draughts and reversi) and
 Portfolio chess.  These cartridges will cost $48.00 and should be
 available soon.
 Sam Tramiel stated, "Unlike most leading-edge products that
 manufacturers introduce, the Portfolio does not have limited features
 and an outrageous price, users don't have to wait for two years for the
 price to come down before they can justify the cost benefits.  The
 technology, capabilities and convenience are here now, at a price they
 can afford."  Newsbytes noted that Tramiel stressed that the Portfolio's
 power needs were more convenient than a laptop's, Tramiel noted,
 "There's no comparison between the convenience of carrying three AA
 batteries, as opposed to the cumbersome battery pack used by many
 Atari's three 68030 workstations were announced and were said to be 
 ready for shipping in May 1990 in the USA.  The TT030/2, TT030/X and the 
 TTX prices were not discussed.  Newsbytes also notes that Atari's new
 TT series will have a choice of user configurations.  An entry-level
 configuration of 2MB of RAM plus VME data bus is planned, with optional
 extras such as Ethernet and Unix v5.31 available.
 Atari will consolidate its range of portable machines later this year
 but Tramiel did not provide details.  Many at the show took this to mean
 that new versions of Portfolio pocket PC, and laptop PCs from the
 company are in the pipeline.

 The hand-held Lynx games console will be available in the UK and Europe
 by the end of this March.  The machines are in-route from Japan, noted
 the Newsbytes article, and will arrive very shortly.  Unlike the early
 versions of the Lynx currently on sale in the US, the 'Lynx Mark II'
 will have a slightly smaller screen and does not feature the left-handed
 control option.

 Commodore had no new products at the show, Commodore reps were showing
 existing products, including the PC-40, 50 and 60 'III' series, and the
 Amiga 2500/30 system, first shown at Comdex last November.
 The rumored appearance of the Amiga A3000 never happened and said to be 
 appear at the April 24th Which Computer Show in England.  Newsbytes 
 reported that Commodore's delay in introducing the A3000 Amiga, due,
 company sources say to software problems, is in marked contrast to the
 introduction of the STe series from Atari last Autumn.  The STe series
 had compatibility problems with the original ST series, resulting in
 Atari having to issue a software patch to allow many ST programs to load
 on the STe machine.  One Commodore software developer told Newsbytes
 "When the Amiga A3000 does appear, its software will be 100 percent
 stable.  They're not going to repeat Atari's experience with the STe


                              Z*NET NEWSWIRE

 Planning for the fourth Southern California Atari Computer Faire V4.0B,
 known nationally as the Glendale Show, is well underway.  Organizer John 
 King Tarpinian has completed his first dealer information package 
 mailing.  The show will be held Saturday and Sunday September 15th and 
 16th 1990.  The show, held at the Glendale Civic Auditorium in Glendale 
 California, will be fully supported by Atari advertising and equipment.
 Glendale is a User Group Show, sponsored by HACKS, Hooked On Atari 
 Computer Keyboards Society, a long standing Glendale club.  Last year's 
 show was cancelled due to schedule conflicts from commercial shows, but 
 at this time the road looks clear for September's show.  Vendors can 
 save $100 a booth by reserving before July 15th.  Speakers and seminars 
 are being arranged already.  If you would like to be part of a seminar 
 call John Nagy at 818-989-2559.  For more information on the Glendale 
 Computer Show contact John King Tarpinian 818-246-7286 or write to 
 HACKS, 249 North Brand Blvd #321, Glendale, California, 91203.
 Five of the six claims in Xerox's $150 million suit against Apple
 Computer have been thrown out by a federal judge this week.  Xerox
 alleged in December 1989 that screens in the Mac and in Apple's Lisa
 system were derived Xerox's Star software system of the late 1970s.
 Xerox will appeal Judge Walker's decision.
 Radio Shack and school supply maker Jostens Learning have joined forces
 to develop a new "home learning system" for the education market.  The
 configuration of this new system will include a Tandy 1000 SL/2 computer
 configured with an internal CD-ROM drive and one 3.5-inch 720K disk
 drive and Jostens Learning's reading and mathematics curriculum for
 grades K-8.
 The following is a listing of the Top 10 software publishers ranked by
 total sales volume, reprinted from Soft*Letter.
                 1.  Microsoft Corp., $952 million.
                 2.  Lotus Development Corp., $556 million.
                 3.  WordPerfect, $281 million.
                 4.  Ashton-Tate, $265 million.
                 5.  Autodesk, $177 million.
                 6.  Adobe Systems, $121 million.
                 7.  Logitech, $111 million.
                 8.  Software Publishing Corp., $110 million.
                 9.  Borland International, $104 million.
                 10. Aldus Corp., $87 million.
 Hayes announced this week that is has developed communications hardware
 and software for the Apple Macintosh.  The new family of Mac products
 will debut during the MacWorld show April 11 to 13 in San Francisco.
 Hayes released the following list of estimated retail prices:
  Personal Modem 2400plus and Smartcom software ----- $199.00
  Smartmodem 2400 with Smartcom --------------------- $499.00
  Smartmodem 2400M (hardware only)------------------- $499.00
  Smartmodem 2400M with Smartcom II software -------- $549.00
  V-series Smartmodem 2400M with HayesConnect ------- $699.00
  V-Series Smartmodem 2400M with Smartcom II and
                                HayesConnect software $749.00
  V-series Smartmodem 2400 (hardware only) ---------- $649.00
  V-Series Smartmodem 2400 with Smartcom II,
    HayesConnect and Hayes V-series to the Mac cable- $699.00
  V-series Smartmodem 9600 (hardware only) ---------- $999.00
  V-Series Smartmodem 9600 with Smartcom II,
    HayesConnect and Hayes V-series to the Mac cable- $1049.00
  V-series Ultra Smartmodem 9600 (hardware only) ---- $1199.00
  V-Series Ultra Smartmodem 9600 with Smartcom II,
    HayesConnect and Hayes V-series to the Mac cable- $1249.00
  HayesConnect only --------------------------------- $79.00
  InterBridge --------------------------------------- $799.00

 Xerox announced a new high-end $30,650 copier with a "remote interactive
 communications" system built in that continuously checks the machine's
 performance against set standards and alerts a central diagnostic
 computer when it notices a potential problem.  The Xerox 5065 copier
 produces 62 copies a minute and includes RIC technology as a standard

 The Software Publishers Association announced winners of its annual
 Excellence in Software awards.  Winners included SkiSoft Publishing of
 Lexington, Mass., and its Eye Relief Large Type Word Processor won top
 honors in the Best Business Application category, topping WordPerfect
 5.1 and Microsoft Word for Windows.  Sim City, a game published by Maxis
 that allows users to play city manager and build cities, won four
 awards.  Lotus Development Corp. won two awards.  Lotus Notes took top
 honors for Best New Business Software Product and Magellan won in the
 Best Utility category.  Compton's Multimedia Encyclopedia, published by
 Britannica Software, took Best School Productivity and Best New Use of a
 Computer.  Allan Kay and Steve Jobs received Lifetime Achievement
 awards.  Journalism awards went to Keith Ferrel of Compute and Michael
 Miller for best reviewers, Larry Magid of Computer Currents for best
 news reporting and Stewart Alsop of PC Letter for best analyst.
 Other winners:
 * Best Technical Achievement - Real Sound by Access Software.
 * Best Education Program - The Children's Writing and Publishing Center
   by The Learning Co.
 * Best Business Graphic Application - HP New Wave by Hewlett-Packard.
 * Best Fantasy Role Playing/Adventure Program - Space Quest III: The
   Pirates of Pestulon by Sierra On-Line.
 * Best Strategy Program - Populous by Electronic Arts.
 * Best Early Education Program - The Playroom by Broderbund Software.
 * Best Elementary Education Program - Math Shop Jr. by Scholastic
 * Best Numeric or Data Business Application - Quattro Pro, Borland
 * Best Personal Productivity/Creativity Program - Quicken 3.0 by Intuit.
 * Best Action/Arcade Program - Welltris by Spectrum Holobyte.
 * Best Home Learning Program - Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego by
   Broderbund Software.
 * Best Secondary Education Program - Math Blaster Mystery by Davidson &
 * Best Programming Language or Tool - Think C by Symantec Corp.
 * Best Sports Program - Harball II by Accolade.
 * Best Vertical Market Application - Personnel Policy Expert by
 * Best Design Achievement - HP NewWave by Hewlett-Packard.
 Cahners Publications and Ziff-Davis Publishing have announced a joint
 venture involving four of the companies' computer publications.  The
 four publications include Government Computer News and Digital Review
 from Ziff and Datamation and Systems Integration from Cahners.

 CENIT '90:
 CENIT ASIA '90 is set for September 25 thru 28 in Hong Kong.  CENIT will
 have 10 national/regional pavilions set up to accommodate international
 exhibitors and a number of international conferences and meetings have
 been scheduled to be held.  There will be a number of computer
 competition events such as "Computer Go," "Computer Chess," "Electrical
 Mouse Competitions and "Chinese Character Input Olympiad." There will
 also be a Unix pavilion to promote better understanding and wider
 awareness of Unix and special Education Corners on Unix and Networking
 presented by professional organizations like the IEEE (Institute of
 Electrical and Electronic Engineers).

 Telecom an Australian carrier may sue Read Only Memory (ROM), the
 publisher of the "Australia on Disk" CD ROM database, for breach of
 copyright.  Australia on Disk is a database that incorporates the Yellow
 and White pages telephone directories in Australia.  Telecom is claiming
 ROM infringed copyright in the collection of the information used in the
 first release of the database.

 Computer viruses have been the topic of discussion by two incidents
 involving many readers of Australian PC magazines.  They all received
 computer disks which contained a version of the Stoned or Marijuana
 virus.  In unrelated incidents, software disks were sent to Australian
 PC Manager subscribers of specialist journal PC Support Advisor, and new
 subscribers of PC monthly Your Computer.  Some of the disks contained
 the virus, or at least its signature.  The virus is found in a number of
 forms, and is only dangerous if a machine is booted from the infected
 disk, which is unlikely in these cases.  It is readily detected with
 most virus-scanning software, and can be removed with public domain

                      THE FAR-EAST ATARI POSSIBILITY
 by Elliott John Coerper, Osan AFB, Korea
 One of the advantages while serving overseas is the different places you
 can visit.  John Martin (co-owner of Phoenix Computers, Okinawa Japan)
 and I decided to tour Korea together.  Instead of going on a tour bus we
 used his car.
 While visiting a Rod and Reel factory in Teashion (located 120 miles
 south of Seoul) we noticed a small sign on the side of a very large
 building.  It was in Korean, but it ended with "Atari Research".
 It was Sunday, so we decided to stay the night and visit them the next
 day.  Wearing our best suits we introduced ourselves to the
 receptionist.  Either she thought she knew who we were or something was
 lost in the interpretations, because she was impressed with meeting us!
 We received the Royal Treatment Tour that even included a seven course
 meal at the best Hotel in Teashion.
 We were told "Honguk Illbong Computer" was the leading Atari research
 and development company in Korea.  Furthermore, they were proud to say
 they also were the LARGEST research and development plant in Korea.
 With the devaluation of the dollar against the yen, most American
 companies have been turning to Korea for a hedge against inflation.
 Honguk Illbong Computers is based out of a five story, seven acre
 building in the heart of Teashion.  It appeared to be no more then two
 years old and is the nicest building in Teashion, next to City Hall,
 that is.  Unfortunately, they took my camcorder and John's Nikon as soon
 as we started the tour.  Thus, we were off on the tour of our life, with
 nothing to record our historic event.  Oh well.....
 Most of the building is designed for the manufacture of DRAM and other
 similar chips (I guess this is why I can purchase 1 meg chips for only
 $3.00 on the open market).  Although Korea is a dirty country (by
 American standards), the inside was spotless.  It's pure white walls,
 ceiling and floors with tons of fluorescent lights really impressed us.
 Everyone, including ourselves had to wear white robes and hair nets.
 They were very "Clean" oriented.  They said "Tamala Orders"!  Koreans
 always have a hard time saying names like "Tramiel" or "Coerper".
 We finally made it into the heart of their research center.  They had
 five Mega Fours, five STEs, five TTs and five lap tops (five is a lucky
 number in Korea) running 24 hours a day.  Also, they had something that
 might be a replacement for the TT called the TT Plus.
 The TT Plus is packaged in a "IBM" box.  The Koreans are infatuated with
 this packaging.  "We need to have easier upgrades.  We need to compete
 with the Amiga and IBM series.  We are the better computer!"
 Here's what it had inside: TOS 2.0, two 3 1/2 inch drives, one 5 1/4
 inch drive, 26 megs of RAM with the opportunity to upgrade to one
 Gigabyte (just by plugging in the chips!), a 300 meg hard drive and the
 heart of the system is a 68050 chip!
 I was awestruck and John was speechless.  Could this be an Atari
 Research Center?  Wow, they really had their act together.  Jack has
 some fantastic plans for Atari!
 We figured this was the last of the tour.  The only thing left was the
 promised seven course dinner.  However, Ms Yi, our tour guide, liked me
 (Korean women, unlike American women, LOVE bald men) and offered to show
 us the Atari JT.  Usually you would never have a chance to see this, but
 Dr Kwon isn't working today, she said.
 We entered into a clean "vault" two levels below the ground!  Ms Yi said
 this room was guaranteed to withstand a nuclear attack!  It was the most
 secure room in Korea and cost over three million dollars to build.
 The Atari JT is their pride and joy.  It is the State of the Art in
 Computer Technology.  Ms Yi explained that the Atari JT was the most
 innovated and unique computer in the World.  It was designed by Dr. Kwon
 Ki Hwon who is a recent Honor Graduate of MIT (Dr. Kwon is the Korean
 version of Steven Jobs and Bill Gates all rolled into one.)
 Most computers are designed utilizing electricity and wires whereas the
 JT is designed with fiber optics and light impulses.  Instead of the
 standard 680XX chip the JT is designed around Mr Kwon's "Meguk Cugee
 Mal" chip technology.  This chip is not 8, 16 or even 32 bits, but a
 whopping 128 bits with a 128 bit matrix bus!
 The Atari JT gives you 12,500 X 8,500 resolution from a 24" Sing Song
 Sue Multisync 12D color monitor.  By pressing an added F-13 key you can
 display 136 characters on screen.  Have you heard of a tailless mouse?
 The JT not only had a tailless mouse but also a cordless printer!
 That's correct, you could place your printer anywhere within 20' and it
 would work, perfectly!
 By utilizing the 128 bit Meguk Cugee Mal chip and the 128 bit Matrix
 Bus, combined with fiber optics, the Atari JT actually works in Reverse
 Time.  This is due to the "Cugee" part of Dr. Kwon's chip.  (You know
 what the Cugee is, it's the blue particles you see during Nuclear
 fusion, or that's what they told us.)  Anyway, Reverse Time enables your
 Atari to out speed any computer on the market, including the NExt
 However, there were a few problems....  First, you must have at least 30
 megs of RAM combined with at a Gigabyte of storage capabilities (they
 had 55 megs of RAM and 20 Gigabyte of storage).  I know what your
 saying, Atari JT uses UNIX, but this isn't true.  UNIX uses pipes and
 carries and is far to slow.  TOS 2.0 is Multitasking and will be the
 Environment of the 90s.
 Because Korea is a metric country, they're having problems with the
 Gigabyte conversions.   Plus, since Korea uses the Lunar Calendar there
 are problems with the built in calendar, they set it up by the Lunar
 Calendar.  And finally, Dr Kwon designed this computer to work with only
 Master software.  If you try to use a Pirated Copy, the computer
 automatically formats your hard drive.  The problem is that it doesn't
 always know the difference between a Master and a Pirate.  (We rubbed a
 little Kimchi on ours and everything was recognized as a Master.)
 However, Dr. Kwon guaranteed that these small problems will be rectified
 within a month....or so.
 But more about Reverse Time....
 Reverse Time is exclusively an Atari Original.  The best way to describe
 it is prior to double clicking on your icon the computer is already
 loading the program!  Even better, prior to asking the program to do a
 sort, it's done!  Nothing can compares to this, anywhere!  The unique
 thing with Reverse Time, is if someone tried to steal the concept and
 slow down the assembly lines, the JT would be delivered two to three
 months early!
 The only problem with our visit, it was in a dream.  April Fools >from

 by Jon Clarke
 This week I would like to take a few minutes to explain what the AUA is
 doing outside the USA.  As most of you will by now know, there is a
 world wide user group called "The Atari Users' Association" based in the
 USA.  As the name says it is a world-wide user group with members from
 Europe, Canada, Australia, America to all the way down-under in New
 Zealand and points in-between.  We all have the one aim to unite the
 Atari community from Dealers to Users to Developers to User groups.
 Over the last four months we have been sending information to User
 Groups here in New Zealand, Australia and Europe and we have had a
 tremendous response from them and their users.  What does this mean to
 readers of Z*Net?  Well, as alot of you are aware, there is a big lack
 of global information about Atari products and news apart from what you
 read here in Z*Net and some of the scarce magazines you read.  For those
 of us down here, we are 'in-between-two-worlds' so to speak.  On one
 hand we hear all the news and views from America and on the other, we
 have direct access into Europe, mostly via the United Kingdom (England)
 with all their magazines and software on the shelves of most Atari
 related shops.  With this in mind we are spreading the word of the AUA
 to all points of the globe and via the AUA newsletter, are starting to
 spread some of these tit-bits world wide.
 With the help of on-line systems we have been able to spread the news on
 a regular basis.  Derek Signorini, the 'Director' of the AUA based in
 the USA has started 'AUA' threads on Fido-net and F-Net, which are now
 modeming their way around the world.  We have started Fido-mail threads
 going on the 'Fido-mail' "UK,AUS,NZ and Communication" threads which
 have already been around the world and from the last message I received
 back, even been to Africa.  Did you know the Atari ST and 8 bit were
 alive and well in Israel, South Africa, and even Zimbabwe.  In fact,
 there is a Forem BBS in Israel on Fido-net, so look for the messages
 from that zone if you have not already seen them.  These systems have
 been of great help and we have started a weekly RTC on GEnie.  The first
 one was last Saturday at 9:00pm EST, and we had three countries
 represented.  For those of you who would like to know more about the
 'Atari Users Association' feel free to pop into this weeks RTC on GEnie
 and have a look at what is going on.
 (C)1990 by Atari Corporation, GEnie, and the Atari Roundtables.  May be
 reprinted only with this notice intact. The Atari Roundtables on GEnie
 are official information services of Atari Corporation Inc.

 This is an edited re-print of The Atari Users Association RTC held each
 Saturday evening at 9:00 pm EST, on the Atari RTC on the GEnie Network.

 <[Jon @ A.U.A] J.CLARKE6>
 Ok can we get under way Please ..........

 <[Derek @ AUA] DC.SIGNORINI> 
 Go ahead jon...

 <[Jon @ A.U.A] J.CLARKE6>
 Ok news from the Atari Users Association Down-Under first then news from
 the Atari Users Association in the USA from Derek

 1/ Australian User groups join..
    ACE in New South Wales..
    AACE in South Australia
    WAUG in Hamilton New Zealand
    WAUG in Wanganui NZ
    WACE in Wellington NZ
    MAUG in Palmerston North NZ.

 Also Atari-NZ are now open to all user groups for monthly meetings and
 discussion groups..

 2/ FIDO-MAIL : an international thread from NZ has started.
                responses from Australia, UK and South Africa 
                have come to light.

 That is it for a mo... Dereks turn then I will continue.. GO DC.

 FNET conference has been established for the AUA and I have also begun
 petitioning for a designated FIDO base...

 Overall, response has been heavy in the last 2 weeks.  More and more
 people are beginning to comprehend what the AUA is about... While I have
 not approached the user groups as strongly as Jon , I have established
 a link with several bbs's throughout the country and have distributed
 the AUA material to those BBS's...

 We are going to begin work on a Video for the AUA that will be
 distributed free of charge to user groups to show at their meetings...
 the more we can help the user groups, the more they will help us.

 I will also be sending complimentary issues to all user groups that we
 have listings for, and will also include Developers...

 Our press release is almost complete, and that too will be distributed.
 The AUA BBS list is 500 numbers long and growing...

 I am maintaining that on SuperBase Professional as well as the Club
 database!!!  I am glad Precision Software published that database for
 the ST!!!

 That is all for now...anyone have any questions??

 Do groups join _as_groups_, or should the individuals join?

 Groups as a whole...right now, we have made provisions for individual
 membership, however.....

 Would a group voting to join need to fill out 40 forms, one for each
 member then?

 <[Derek @ AUA] DC.SIGNORINI> 
 A strong plan for membership of entire user groups is being developed
 now... What we would like to see, Dot, is have the user group join
 first... Then...

 <[Scott] S.FITZGERAL2> 
 You will please send information to our group at the address I gave

 We are probably going to offer the user group members individual
 benefits, i.e. User groups can prosper from the AUA as well as
 individual members and also those not in a user group...

 Also, does your newsletter accept ads?

 <[Derek @ AUA] DC.SIGNORINI> 
 Right now, Dot, we are offering FREE advertising but you have to supply
 the material  ie...a stuffer.  We will cover the postage.

 I see, not space in the newsletter itself.  That could really run up
 your postage costs if people took advantage of it.

 <[Jon @ A.U.A] J.CLARKE6>
 Dot here in NZ and outside the USA we supply a monthly disk you can
 advertise in here for FREE if you like..

 Oh, I do like that!

 <[Jon @ A.U.A] J.CLARKE6>
 it goes to AUA Member USER groups only ..

 Also, Dot, the Electronic Chronicles Disk Magazine offers advertising
 as well...it too is a disk based news-letter.

 I assume they duplicate it for members...How come we don't do that in
 the US monthly?

 <[Jon @ A.U.A] J.CLARKE6>
 ** For many reasons if I may explain.. **

 1/ Here in the Pacific we do not have access to On-line services, as
 most of you are aware, so the DISK has Z-Net and PDQ on-line mags on
 them, along with any news of the AUA.  This is sent to all the member
 User groups of the Atari Users Association, so they can use it in their
 newsletters and on their BBS.  They pay for postage and send me a blank

 2/ In the USA you have open access to GEnie and can get them from you
 local user group so it is of no purpose.  Does this cover it for you?

 Dot...if I may clarify those members who contribute $15.00 to the AUA
 receive the Electronic Chronicles Disk Magazine 6 times a year.  It is
 similar to what Jon is speaking of, however...it has original work and
 has been published for 5 years now and has a circulation of 300 now...
 (mostly original work...) It also contains PD software etc...
 advertising, etc...and is very........

 I'm going to post the info on our group bbs and bring it up at the next

 informative as well.  Ok, by all means please do that....I will make
 sure that you get all updated material here on Genie...in EMAIL.

 <[Jon @ A.U.A] J.CLARKE6> 
 Any more questions about the Atari Users Association?

 Are you working on EVERYTHING outside North America, Jon?

 <[Jon @ A.U.A] J.CLARKE6> 
 Yes I am, I look after the real world <grin>
 For more information on the Atari Users Association Please contact:-

 Jon Clarke,
 Atari Users Association, <outside USA, world-wide>
 International Public Relations (chap) Director.
 GEnie Email : J.Clarke6
 Fido-mail   : any node in sector /220,  Jon Clarke
 Derek Signorini 
 Atari Users Association, <USA,world-wide>
 Executive (chap) Director.
 GEnie Mail  : DC.Signorini


                          ST STack - by Alice Amore
 (Editors Note:  The following files are currently available from GEnie
  in the Atari ST RT.  Some are also available on the Z*Net Online BBS.)
 DCD_DEMO.ARC            From:  Double Click Software         *DEMO*
 The three files listed above come to us via Double Click Software.  The
 first, DCD_DEMO, is a demo of DC DESKTOP, which is Double Click's new
 baby.  The second, DCD_INF, is a DESKTOP.INF file mistakenly omitted
 from the first file.  Although you can use any DESKTOP.INF file, it is
 suggested that you use this one.  The third file, DCSHW11, can be run as
 a module within DC DESKTOP.  But it can also be used all by itself, and
 can run nicely from your AUTO folder.  DCSHW11 is freeware.

 DC DESKTOP, which will make its formal debut at the World of Atari Show
 in Anaheim on April 7/8, is a desktop enhancement program with many
 features.  This file is the demo version of DC DESKTOP.  Use a floppy
 for the quickest and easiest set-up.

 Remember that DC DESKTOP is not a desktop replacement.  It is a desktop
 enhancement program.  If you are already familiar with the standard GEM
 desktop, you will adapt easily to DC DESKTOP.
 Among DC DESKTOP's many features are the following:

 * Unique icons for all files and drives (NeoDesk icons are importable).
 * Installs programs and files for execution directly from the desktop.
 * Executes desktop icons (programs) with a keystroke.
 * A unique 'CABINET' allows you to store all your programs in one
   location so you don't have to wade through disks and folders.  Acts
   just like a disk drive.  Also, load/save cabinets with a keypress.
 * A printer queue that acts like a RAMdisk.  Drag files to it,  SHOW
   INFO, etc.  Also buffers screen dumps and normal printing.
 * A trashcan lets you 'undelete' files.
 * Can replace the GEM desktop with a picture or a pattern.
 * Keystroke equivalents for all GEM desktop menu commands.
 * Change the desktop layout (load a DESKTOP.IN? file) with the press
   of a key.
 * Replaces the GEM desktop 'SHOW' text file routine.  No need to
   'Install Application'.  Just click on 'SHOW.'
 * View pictures from the desktop 'SHOW' routine.
 * Extract and list ARC files from the desktop 'SHOW' routine.
 * Modular design allows you to conserve precious system memory.  Save
   memory by installing only those features you need.
 * Completely configurable.
 * Everything remains RAM-resident for FAST execution.
 * Much, much more.

 While in the DC DESKTOP environment, function keys can be used.
 Summoning up the file selector, calling the Icon Installer, or emptying
 the trash is as easy as hitting one function key.

 DC ICE is a complete icon designer and editor, incorporating many "paint
 program"-type features. 

 DC DESK DROP allows using a pattern or a picture file as a backdrop on
 the desktop.

 DC SHOW ARC makes easy work of handling ARChives.  Defaults can be

 DCSPOOLER assumes the characteristics of a disk drive.  Files can be
 dragged to it and spooled for printout.

 The CABINET is a special "disk drive" which houses your most-used
 programs.  Simply drag the .PRG files from your favorite programs (only
 the program files themselves are needed) into the CABINET.  You no
 longer need to slosh through folder after folder to find what you're
 looking for.  Your CABINETs can be saved and reloaded on bootup.
 DCSHW11.ARC (DC SHOWIT) is a freeware replacement for the 'SHOW' feature
 on the GEM desktop.  It works with DC DESKTOP, but will run equally well
 by itself on the standard GEM desktop.  It does not require you to use
 the 'Install Application' feature, and it can be run from your AUTO

 DC SHOWIT mimics the 'SHOW' feature, but gives you much more.  It can
 not only handle ASCII, but can also show .NEO and .PI? pictures (just
 click on the picture file name).  Hitting the HELP key will give you
 access to many additional functions including paging through the file
 (by page, half-page, or line, either forwards or backwards), sending a
 page to the printer, searching for strings, and more.
 My favorite feature of DC SHOWIT is that it lets me retain all but one
 line of my screen display.  

 DCOPY34.ARC   Programmer:  Ralph Walden   Fixes/Upgrades:  L. Novak
                   (The above file includes DCOPY SHELL,
                 which is *shareware* from Keith Gerdes.)
 DCOPY 3.4 now supports extracting ARC files created with ARC 6.02.
 (ARC 6.02 will deARC files into their original folders.)
 DCOPY SHELL is a menu shell for DCOPY.  Using less than 10K of code,
 SHELL provides a GEM interface supporting all of DCOPY's features, while
 allowing access to desk accessories, mouse use, etc.
    LB_FONT1.ARC             LB_FONT2.ARC                 LB_FONT3.ARC
                           From: Gregg Anderson
 Gregg Anderson has taken the time to amass a trio of files containing 
 over 20 PD/shareware fonts for the LaserBrain Epson emulator for Atari's
 SLM804 printer.  Most, but not all, of these fonts are from Sol Guber.
 Some of the included fonts are:  42nd St., Apple, Boise, Candy, Celtic,
 Dahli, Eire, Gavarilli, Oblique, Old English, Pioneer, Pittsburg, San
 Francisco, Silic, Stencil, Stilleto, Swansong, Camelot, Calligraphy,
 Bahaus, and several day-to-day fonts.  All fonts are "mono-spaced"
 rather than proportional.
 GEMVELOP.ARC            Programmer:  Roger Richards   *SHAREWARE*
 "GEMvelope" will print envelopes "the long way".  You can feed your 
 envelope into your dot matrix, SLM804, or other printer with the short
 end at the top.  "GEMvelope" rotates the font 90 degrees.  Printing
 looks really good.  To use this program, you must have GDOS or G+PLUS,
 the necessary fonts (Swiss, Dutch, and Typewriter fonts in 12 point
 size), and a printer driver.
 GRW_QUIZ.ARC        From:  Greg R. Whalen Software     *SHAREWARE*
 To generate standard multiple-choice quizzes in the blink of an eye,
 you'll want to look into GRW_QUIZ.  A very easy interface lets you enter
 a question, then an answer.  At least 10 questions and answers must be
 entered.  When the time comes to take the quiz, the choice of answers
 are culled from ALL answers in that specific quiz.  Without a doubt, the
 answers to the questions must be of the nit-picking sort or they'd be
 annoyingly obvious.  So don't use this program for a trivia quiz.  But
 if you are looking for an easy way to whip up a math drill, spelling
 test, or the like, this program is the right choice.
 HOTSWICH.ARC          From:  CodeHead Software
 Here is a tool for use with HotWire.  "Hot Switch" will let you boot
 with a different DESKTOP.INF file and a different HOTWIRE0.HOT file with
 a simple keypress.  Also, "Hot Switch" will ease problems caused by
 accessories which intercept vectors.
 PATCH205.ARC          From:  GRIBNIF
 This patch program will fix up a few small problems in NeoDesk 2.05.
 (If your version doesn't need these fixes, there is still no harm in
 running the patch program.)  Once the patch has been run, you will be
 able to run NeoDesk accessories within MultiDesk.
                    PD/SHAREWARE STop - by Mark Quinn

    File name:  SMARTDAT                 Author:  David Becker
 Program name:  SmartDate             File type:  Utility
 This program is for those of us without hardware system clocks.
 SmartDate, when run from the AUTO folder, will set the date, or date and
 time.  These two modes can be accessed by hitting the ALTERNATE or the
 CONTROL key at boot-up.  After an entry is made, the settings are saved
 to the root directory.  Date and time are entered in DDMMYY and HHMMSS
 format, respectively.  Hit ESCAPE to abort an entry.

 I tried to enter ten hundred hours as "10" when entering the time, and
 the program didn't accept it as a valid input.  Am I crazy?  (Probably,
 but that is another story.)  Other than this bugaboo, I had no trouble
 with the program.
    File name:  BLOBBRUN.ARC             Author:  Mark and Ryan Slemko
 Program name:  BLOBB RUN             File type:  Game
 Darn.  It seems that astronauts working at a "radioactive furnace" have
 fallen into it and mutated into "Blobbs".  These guys are unfriendly
 cusses.  Armed only with a device to transport attacking Blobbs (Where
 is Steve McQueen when you need him?  In that great editing room in the
 sky?) to remote areas of "moon number six", one must gather enough
 "Uranium crystals" to destroy the furnace and save the universe.

 What else could this be but another clone of Lode Runner (hmmm...)?  But
 Blobb Run isn't just another garden variety LR clone, it adds some
 twists and has a nice look to it.

 The game can be played via mouse or keyboard, and I spent a frustrating
 hour or so trying to get my mouse to cooperate.  I then switched to the
 keyboard and quickly became addicted.

 There are eighty buttons on the "Teleport Menu" on the game's main
 screen.  Depressing one of these buttons 'teleports' the player to a
 specific screen.  The button remains depressed when the screen is
 completed.  Thus, eighty screens must be completed before the Blobbs can
 be Blown to smithereens.

 Blobb Run must be Run from a floppy, and apparently does not get along
 with TOS 1.4 (it worked pretty well with my old version of TOS).
 "Quinn's Quickies"

  Address label program.  Written in compiled GFA BASIC 3.07.  Allows you
  to "Print single labels from the keyboard, print a series of labels
  from a file, create a file of labels and save the file for future
  printing, append a label to a previously created file, edit one or more
  labels within a file of labels, delete a label from a file, review the
  labels in a file without changing the contents of any of the labels."
  It's not exactly an award winner, but it works.

  Resides in the AUTO folder, displays messages and rings bell at
  boot-up. Reminds you to do all those things you always forget to do.

  To be used with CO_PILOT.ARC.  Tells you when your last hard drive
  backup was done.

  Allows any GEM program to be auto-booted.

  By the same author as ADDLABL2.ARC.  Prints 3.5" disk labels.

  Monochrome ONLY.  Simple 2-D GFA BASIC golf game from Germany.  This
  one plays a little like pool.

  Demo.  Reorganize your hard disk partition.  Use with caution.


                            REVOLUTIONARY CHIP
 by Keith Whitton
 Revolutionary Chip Will Put a Laser Printer On Every Desk!
 Texas Instruments has been quietly working on a chip that would make it
 economically feasible to have a laser printer on every desk (by
 immediately reducing the cost of the required optics from the current
 price of $300 down $40!), make possible low cost HDTV displays (work on
 a six foot model is currently underway), and even provide vision
 capabilities to computer controlled docking spacecraft.
 These chips are light-reflecting ICs, and their formal name is
 "deformable mirror devices" or, "DMD" for short.  These mirrored chips
 are constructed with conventional semiconductor construction techniques
 which produce aluminum plates accurately suspended over electrodes.  To
 move the mirror, a small voltage is applied to the appropriate
 The currently available 256k DMDs don't store data like dynamic rams,
 but rather positions its 12 micron wide aluminum mirrors to represent
 values of data.  This chips ability to reposition light in this manner
 will allow it to flash pixels, adjust lightwave phases or switch optical
 fiber data links.  With the research AT&T is doing towards the
 production of "a microprocessor run on light rather than electrons",
 which was shown earlier this week, the DMD is assured of a "bright"
 Three types of 256k DMDs have been produced, all different in the way
 they move their mirrors internally (twist, tilt, or move straight up and
 down).  Each will have their own area that they will be most appropriate
 for application.  Texas Instruments is currently shipping it's first
 shipment to potential customers for use in electrostatic printers.  A
 DMD "Laser printer" would be one in name only, as the laser diode would
 be replaced by an ordinary light bulb, two plastic collimators would
 take the place of the currently used and very complex laser collimator
 assembly, and a 3k DMD could easily take the place of a polygon scanner
 with its 8 inch mirror.
 In addition a printer based on DMDs could produce gray scale pictures of
 such quality that lasers couldn't possibly compete.  Imagine the
 immediate impact on the DTP community!

                      PKZIP 1.10 AND DATA ENCRYPTION
 Compiled by Bruce Hansford
 Edited by Ron Kovacs
 The following messages forward through Internet discuss PKZIP.
 -------------------------- (original message follows)

 Well folks, we have a new development - it seems the latest PKWare
 ZIP/UNZIP version 1.10 cannot be distributed on the international
 networks (Internet, Usenet, BITNET, EARN, etc), because it contains
 data encryption technology.  Federal law prohibits the export of such
 technology from the USA and Canada.

 PKWare does have an export version without the data encryption but that
 disables one of the features that we badly need in software distribution
 - data file validation.  See the docs in PKZ110.EXE for details.  You'll
 have to get the file from your favorite BBS.

 By the way, you might tell your BBS Sysop that he or she may be in
 trouble if the BBS has callers from countries other than the USA and
 Canada and they download PKZ110.EXE.  The same goes for CompuServe and

 It's interesting to note that if the Japanese add DES encrytion to their
 LHarc program we could IMPORT it from Japan but we could not EXPORT it
 from the USA or Canada.  --Keith

 > From: bkirby@cs.umr.edu (Bill Kirby)
 > To:   w8sdz@wsmr-simtel20.army.mil
 > Re:   PKZIP version 1.10
 > I just finished reading your post to comp.sys.ibm.pc and I am a bit
 > confused.  Doesn't v1.02 (as well as PKPAK v3.61) contain data 
 > encryption technology?  These programs are readily available on the
 > net.  Has there been some major revision to the encryption technology
 > between v1.02 and v1.10?  I have been trying to download v1.10 from
 > PKWARE BBS and had planned on making it available via anonymous FTP.
 > However, the BBS has been EXTREMELY busy these past few days and I
 > have yet to obtain it.

 Bill, it is true that PKWare's PKPAK, SEA's ARC, and NoGate's PAK all
 contain encryption technology.  It may become necessary for SIMTEL20
 and other Internet hosts in USA and Canada to delete these programs
 from public download areas.  Taken to the extreme, all BBS operators in
 USA and Canada may be inviting legal trouble by offering ANY program
 which encrypts or decrypts data if there is any chance that someone from
 another country might call and download the file.

 This is a real can of worms which I intend to let others resolve.  It
 may take some federal legislation to resolve this.

 I will do whatever I am instructed to do by the management of SIMTEL20.
 For the present time this means that PKZ110.EXE will not be available
 here and the other archivers may suddenly disappear from our
 directories.  Drastic changes may be required in the PC-Blue directories
 as well.

 We may be forced to go to LHarc because it does not have file

 Keith Petersen
 Maintainer of SIMTEL20's MSDOS, MISC & CP/M archives
 [IP address] Internet: w8sdz@WSMR-SIMTEL20.Army.Mil,
 w8sdz@brl.mil  BITNET: w8sdz@NDSUVM1 Uucp: {ames,decwrl,harvard,rutgers,

 > From: Rich Wales <wales@CS.UCLA.EDU>
 > Has anyone brought this issue to Phil Katz's attention yet?  If so,
   what was his reaction?

 I have forwarded our discussions on this issue to Phil but I have not
 received any reaction from him.

 Sounds to me like if Phil knew SIMTEL20 management might ban PKZIP over
 the encryption issue, he just might be convinced to come out with a new
 version with the encryption removed.

 There is an "export" version of PKZIP/UNZIP v1.10, but I believe it only
 has the file security wrap feature removed.

 It seems to me that the answer to this problem is for PKWare, SEA, and
 NoGate to offer their public releases without any sort of encryption. By
 registering for the program, the users could then receive the version
 with the encryption features, but only if they were located in the USA
 or Canada.

 Slightly off the subject comment:  Consider the problems that FidoNet is
 now facing with their "SDN" distribution, all of which is encrypted by
 NoGate's PAK.  --Keith

 > From: Larry Jones <sdrc!scjones@uunet.UU.NET>
 > To:   w8sdz@wsmr-simtel20.army.mil

 Is the export restriction on ANY kind of encryption?  As far as I know,
 the restriction is only on DES technology.  ARC up to v5.21 (the last
 version I have source for) does it's encryption by simply XORing the key
 with the data -- hardly sophisticated enough for anyone to worry about.
 I presume PKPAK does the same thing.

 Several years ago this same type of discussion was all over the
 Internet.  It is a specific export control law which does not
 distinguish between a specific cryptographic algorithm.  Thus it appears
 to apply to *any* program that encrypts data.

 This discussion is not meant to single out PKZIP/PKUNZIP.  As I
 mentioned in my previous posting, SEA's ARC and NoGate's PAK archivers
 also encrypt data.
 Keith Petersen


                     MICHTRON UPDATE - PRESS RELEASE
 Fast FAX  

 For the Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, and IBM PC's and compatibles.
 There are many things to consider when purchasing a fax machine or a fax
 modem.  You can purchase a fax machine for $600 that will take one page
 of paper at a time and send it to one location while you stand beside it
 and dial the phone.
 You can purchase a more expensive fax machine for around $1000 that can
 handle more then one page and even send a fax after you have left for
 the day.  (But it will probably take you about 10 minutes to program it
 to send that fax).
 You can buy a really nice fax machine for $2000 that will send more then
 one fax.  However these machines are even more difficult to program.
 Even worse, if you get an error while sending the first fax in the
 series, that's all for the night.
 Fast FAX is more efficient at  scheduling and transmitting fax's then
 any self-contained fax machine at any price!
 The software is exceptional!
 With just a few clicks of the mouse you can send one fax to hundreds of
 With another click  or two you can schedule transmissions to occur
 around the globe during non-peak hours and enjoy reduced telephone
 rates.  (Normally, you'll be able to save about 50% on these calls.)
 These features save you time and money.  Fast FAX will actually pay for
 itself in only a few short months.
 Quality is another prime consideration when purchasing a Fax machine.
 The normal process for sending a fax is to prepare your document, print
 it out using your printer, then take it to a fax machine which scans the
 page and sends it.  The receiving machine then prints it out.
 However, problems arise if the original document was not perfectly
 straight when it was scanned.
 The receiving machine is going to print it  out just a tiny bit crooked.
 This may not seem important, but the page is scanned in a series of
 dots.  These dots will not line up in a straight line and this will
 cause the letters printed by the receiving fax to be jagged and hard to
 Fast FAX simultaneously converts and transmits Graphics, Letterheads and
 signatures along with text directly from your disk using its own 8 MHz
 68000 microprocessor and 32K of built in memory giving you outstanding
 transmissions every time!
 Advantages in receiving with Fast FAX.
 When Fast FAX receives a fax it is saved as a disk file.  This file can
 be displayed and read on your screen, or printed on most popular
 printers.  You can also save the fax in graphics format and load it into
 the more popular graphics programs.
 If someone faxes you a graphic you can save many steps and improve
 quality greatly.  A normal graphic is scanned in, printed at the
 receiving end, scanned into the computer and by then needs extensive
 Fast FAX lets you load the original scanned image directly into a
 graphics program.
 Fast FAX:  
 o   Saves your money by scheduling non-peak hour transmissions.
 o   Saves more money by using ordinary paper.
 o   Saves your valuable time by sending multiple faxes to multiple
 o   Has better quality than normal fax machines due to its onboard 68000
     processor and built-in RAM and ROM.
 o   Has outstanding software making it easy to use.
 o   Communicates with G3 fax devices at 9600 baud.
 o   Provides document storage and forwarding capability.
 o   Allows automatic scheduling of operations.
 o   Automatically provides a transcript of each operation.
 o   Has User-definable fax headers.
 o   Works with most widely used dot matrix and laser printers.
 o   Permits you to view fax documents on your computers screen.
 o   Saves Graphic images as .IMG files on the Atari and IBM PC.
 o   Saves Amiga graphics as .IFF files.
 For more information and to place your order, call MichTron at (313)


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 2:30     A       NeoDesk - the desktop alternative
          B       Atari ST Basics, Tips & Tricks
 3:00     A       NeoDesk (continued)
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 3:30     A       Intrinsic Software - Dave Lewis
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