Computer Select

Computer Select

The first CD-ROM subscription service that aggregated articles and abstracts from major computer periodicals. Starting out in the early 1990s, it wound up with more than 175,000 article abstracts and descriptions of products, vendors and computer terms. "The Computer Glossary," the predecessor of this encyclopedia, was the first dictionary included. Before the Web, and even after it, Computer Select provided an extraordinary resource for IT departments.

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Originally developed by the Computer Library division of Ziff-Davis, the CD-ROM service was acquired by the Gale Group and later dissolved. Electronic versions were created and offered by Gale and subsequently by Software Vista and then eShaman.com, which ceased operations in 2001. In 2002, True Query evolved from the ashes of eShaman.com and offered more than 100 tech-focused publications, but it too went under in 2005.
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If you have a webcam/mic installed on your computer select "allow to use" on the screen that pops up-this will allow you to be seen or speak to the group-this is NOT required to just participate
The recognition software, he said, looks at characteristics like the number of lines, the density of text, and the average width of a line, helping the computer select probable matches from hundreds of thousands of possibilities.
Users who wish to leave audio comments about a slide but who do not have a microphone on their computer select the telephone icon and enter their phone number.
The ticket was sold in Reid's in Nassau Street, Dublin, after the winner let the computer select the magic numbers - 17, 19, 23, 33, 40, 41 and bonus 13.
An abundance of online tools exists to help you, including Computer Select, the various Web search engines, and incredible no-cost Web sites provided by print publishers, such as ZDNet, Infoworld, and others.
Regardless of the technique used, the goal is to reduce keystrokes by having the computer select a response for the operator that is likely to be correct.
Application packages include: Media Map, Computer Select, MS Office, and Groupwise.
The business division of Information Access Company has no immediate plans for using DVD technology, especially because its Computer Select and IntelliSeek products do not really need the large backfires that could justify an investment at this time in DVD.
While Computer Select offers broader coverage of the industry and the full text of selected journals, it doesn't offer evaluative article summaries.
To test that theory, we scanned the November 1993 Computer Select CD-ROM database, a compendium of 74,261 articles and abstracts from 170 industry publications.
The "patient" looks back at the students and responds to their questions by having the computer select an appropriate video track to answer the question.
IAC, which produces an array of online, CD-ROM, and Web-based products, such as Computer Select, IntelliSeek, PROMT, and Trade & Industry Database, will continue to develop new products for the individual business professional, corporate information specialist, and enterprise-wide market.

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