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Back in 1991

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Back in 1991

Back then, new technical terms were all squishy in the middle. Some things never change. Here’s my article from the July 1991 issue of Compute.

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Back in 1992

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Back in 1992

Hall of Meteorites, October 8, 1991 — It was the day multimedia officially arrived on the PC. Here’s my article from the January 1992 issue of Compute.

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Back in 1993

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Back in 1993

Video playback on Windows? The video was 160×120 pixels at 15 fps, but we thought it was cool. Here’s my article from the January 1993 issue of Compute.

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Back in 1994

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Back in 1994

COMDEX was heavily focused on multimedia. At that time, full-screen video was 640×480 pixels. Here’s my article from the March 1994 issue of Compute.

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Back in 1995

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Despite the risks, Microsoft’s launch of Windows 95 proved to be highly successful. Here’s the link.

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Back in 1996

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This was one of the first articles to examine the growing software squeeze at retail. Here’s the link.

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Back in 1997

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This article provides a nostalgic look at the potential (circa 1997) for online games. Here’s the link.

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Pocket Cinema

Wow, it’s a pocket-sized pro-quality HD camcorder. Read my review of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera in StudioDaily

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Vibrant Colors

This dye-based wide-carriage photo printer produces vibrant colors. Check out my review of the Canon Pixma Pro-100 in Computer Shopper.

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Forge Ahead

Do you need to do some serious production-quality sound editing? You may want to read my review of Sony’s Sound Forge Pro 11 in StudioDaily

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Keeping it RAW

Can this inexpensive photo-editing program compete with Lightroom? Check out my review of Corel AfterShot Pro at Digital Camera Review.