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Multimedia Starter Kit for the Internet

Magazine article Information Today

Multimedia Starter Kit for the Internet

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Quarterdeck Corporation and Paradesa Media have announced Larry Magid's Essential Internet, the first multimedia Internet product available for the World Wide Web. Aiming for true mass market distribution with over one hour of rich multimedia content, the title is expected to have a retail price of under $20. Larry Magid's Essential Internet is targeted toward the large number of new Internet users purchasing multimedia PCs.

"The multimedia aspects of this product make it unique among a sea of Internet starter kits that rely on books to explain and guide you through the Internet. This not only teaches you about the Web, it takes you there," said Michael Lerner, Paradesa Media executive director.

The CD-ROM was designed to guide beginning users through the intricacies of the World Wide Web. Larty Magid, syndicated columnist, best-selling author, and experienced Net surfer, explains in basic English how the Internet works and how to navigate through its main services. Using sound, video, and animation, Magid combines his wealth of knowledge on personal computing and the Internet with his ability to explain technology in the simplest of terms, providing users with a true hands-on Internet tutorial.

"If the World Wide Web was created to make the Internet easier to navigate, Larry Magid's Essential Internet is the answer to untangling what has become a very crowded and often intimidating World Wide Web," said Emerick Woods, Quarterdeck vice president and general manager of the Internet business unit. …

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