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Thu, 4 Feb 1993 16:13:45 -0500
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The February 1993 issue of Windows magazine has an article called
"Everything You Were Afraid to Ask about CD-ROM" (p. 216).  It o
discusses storage, technology, compatibility, upgradability, etc.  It's
a really helpful article.  The accompanying buyers guide compares features
of over 25 brands, which is a real help when you head to the computer
store and work with salespeople who must surely be visiting from an
another planet because we don't seem to be speaking the same language.
The article doesn't speak exclusively to Windows users, so if you don't
have Windows, it's still worth reading.
Elsewhere in the issue the Win 100 award for best CD-ROM hardward was
given to the NEC Intersect CDR-74 ("NEC's Multispin technology offers
data-transfer rates of 300 KB per second. $725; bundled with multimedia
gallery, $999.")  Of course, the published price doesn't necessarily
represent reality.
I hope this helps.  I too am yearning to buy, but I just can't seem to
justify it budgetwise right now.  Somehow I imagine I would do a great
deal of playing with it too, so maybe I can't afford it timewise either.
But what fun!
                               Good Luck,el
                               Jane Haspel