Online

Online is a professional magazine covering online and CD-ROM databases with practical how-to articles covering the entire online industry. Founded in 1977, it is a bimonthly publication published by Online, a Division of Information Today Inc.The editor is Marydee Ojala.

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 2, March

A First Look at the NeXT Computer
When Steven Jobs left Apple Computer, Inc. in 1985 and began designing the NeXT computer, he had a staff of talented engineers and programmers as well as an advisory board which was made up of representatives from 23 American universities. After...
Being an End-User Is Not for Everyone
The development of gateway services, the popularity of "user-friendly" protocols such as BRS/After Dark and Knowledge Index, and databases available on CD-ROM, have caused more and more library users to become endusers instead of asking the librarian...
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do ... When Your Downloaded File Won't Fit into Your Word Processor
Has this ever happened to you? You downloaded a long search onto disk and attempted to import it into your MS-DOS word processor to clean it up. Something goes wrong; your word processor can only take the first portion of the file, and you can't...
Customizing Communications Software for End-Users
The microcomputer has emerged as the vehicle for bringing end-users and online systems together. Bu "the microcomputer is a neutral medium whose behavior is determined by the programs which tell it what to do. Software shapes the medium."[1] Communications...
DVI Is Moving Closer to the Marketplace
DVI (digital video interactive) technology was first introduced and publicly demonstrated at the 1987 Microsoft International CD-ROM Conference in Seattle. (Se"The Silver Disk," ONLINE, July 1987, pp. 118-120.) In October 1988, DVI made another...
In Search of Ideal Information Pricing
Editor's Note: Don Hawkins is the 1988 winner of the UMI/Data Courier award for his two-part article on artificial intelligence, which appeared in the September 1987 and January 1988 issues of ONLINE. The award honors the best article appearing in...
On-Board Faxes Are Worth a Look: The Complete PC Fax Board
The Complete FAX board (CFAX) from The Complete PC, Inc. is extremely easy to get up and running. Simply pop the board into your IBM or compatible, plug the telephone cord into the board, attach the cable supplied with the board to the modular wall...
Online Interviews Roger K. Summit, President & CEO of Dialog Information Services, Inc
JKP: When you and the Knight-Ridder executives had the meeting for attendees at our conference, there were a number of general statements made, one of which was, l think, by David Ray, that there would be a lot of aggressive marketing. . .but there...
Online Pricing: Where It's at Today and Where It's Going Tomorrow
Online pricing has never been easy to understand or simple. According to Daniel Yankelovich in his new book, Starting with People, "People deal with complexity by reducing it to the few realities with which they are comfortable and familiar." Despite...
Online Profile: Priscilla Geahigan Educating an Online Generation
Those who think that an online specialist does nothing but sit at a keyboard and type in descriptors should follow Priscilla Geahigan for a few days. If they could stand the pace, they would observe an expert online searcher who can step into the...
Printing without Waiting: Buffers and Spoolers
If you sit idly watching your printer spew out reams of paper after you initiate the print command, you are familiar with the microcomputer's largest bottleneck-printing. Even with ever faster microprocessors, hard disks, and printers, the task of...
Review Articles in Medline: Past and Present
Review articles in the sciences can be a useful starting point in research. They provide an overview of recent work conducted in a given subject area. They compile information gleaned from a survey of relevant bibliography into an integrated discussion...
Targeting Prospects with Online Databases: Telemarketing and Business List Building
Business has a love-hate relationship with telemarketing. On one hand, selling products via the telephone is extremely cost-effective. A personal sales visit, according to The Conference Board, can cost $200-300, while a telemarketing call is more...
The "New" DIALMAIL - Making It Work
Editor's Note: Shouting "I love DIALMAIL" in a crowded room of electronic mail users may be an invitation to pandemonium. Nearly everyone who uses DIALMAIL has an opinion, and those opinions have proliferated in the months since the "new" DIALMAIL...
What's Ahead for BRS? ... an Interview with P. James Terragno, President of Pergamon ORBIT InfoLine
. . .AN INTERVIEW WITH P. JAMES TERRAGNO, PRESIDENT OF PERGAMON ORBIT INFOLINE JKP: Jim, could you give us an overall view of how you intend to merge BRS into Pergamon ORBIT InfoLine? PJT: In general, we have in mind combining the services...