Newsbytes News Network
Slightly more successful is Wayzata’s Newsbytes News Network, also an all-text database (over 400 color photographs are included, but just you try to find one without using the search mechanism). This disc works better than the Times because the topic is more clearly defined. Newsbytes is a computer trade publication, and the last twelve years are included on the disc. Use the search function to follow Bill Gates from 1983 whiz-kid to 1995 mogul, or find out what “Java” referred to in pre-1990’s tech circles. Once again the target audience is fairly limited, but there are more people who can get something useful out of this disc than there are who will find the Washington Times to be their dream resource.
– March 1996
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