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Crawford, Walt – Library Hi Tech, 1993
Discussion of factors to consider in purchasing a personal computer covers present and future needs, computing environments, memory, processing performance, disk size, and display quality. Issues such as bundled systems, where and when to purchase, and vendor support are addressed; and an annotated bibliography of 28 recent articles is included.…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Computer Software, Computer System Design, Cost Effectiveness
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Crawford, Walt – Library Hi Tech, 1993
Discusses personal computer price trends since 1986; describes offerings and prices for four direct-market suppliers, i.e., Dell CompuAdd, PC Brand, and Gateway 2000; and discusses overall value and price/performance ratios. Tables and graphs chart value over time. (EA)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Graphics, Computer Peripherals, Cost Effectiveness
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Crawford, Walt – Library Hi Tech, 1994
Discusses changes that have made desktop publishing appealing and reasonably priced. Hardware, software, and printer options for getting started and moving on, typeface developments, and the key characteristics of desktop publishing are described. The author's notes on 33 articles from the personal computing literature from January-March 1994 are…
Descriptors: Change, Computer Peripherals, Computer Software, Computer Software Selection
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Martin, Ron G. – Library Hi Tech, 1989
Describes guidelines for an online public access catalog (OPAC) workstation that will support the terminal, printer, and other peripherals. Workstation dimensions, lighting, wire management, printer and paper, acoustical treatment, seating, storage for books and coats, wastebasket, and interior decoration are addressed. Flexibility and simplicity…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Peripherals, Computer System Design, Design Requirements
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Edwards, Alastair D. N. – Library Hi Tech, 1996
Discusses the history of the graphical user interface (GUI) and the growing realization that adaptations must be made to it lest its visual nature discriminate against nonsighted or sight-impaired users. One of the most popular commercially developed adaptations is to develop sounds that signal the location of icons or menus to mouse users.…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Computer Graphics, Computer Interfaces, Computer Peripherals