|Volume 6: No. 15|
Netscape Communications, Silicon Graphics, and 50 other companies have endorsed the Java-based Moving Worlds standard for 3D images on the Web. An alternative Active VRML language is favored by Microsoft. [WSJ, 2/13/96, B5. EDUPAGE.]
CompuServe has launched Sprynet, an Internet-only service for $19.95/month. AOL says its Internet-only GNN has attracted 100K customers in the past 90 days. [St. Petersburg Times, 12/12/96, p. 9. EDUPAGE.]
CPU-synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM) chips will take most of today's DRAM market. NEC has begun sample deliveries of 256MB, 250MHz SDRAMs (with 0.25 micron geometry). Mass production should begin in 1998. [AP. Bill Park, 2/13/96.]
Many corporations are wondering if it's time to replace outdated software, rather than fix it to handle the "millennium bug" as we enter the year 2000. Repair costs may be $40M per large corporation, or $400B-$600B worldwide. [Gartner Group. Information Week, 2/5/96, p. 30. EDUPAGE.]
New macro-based viruses for Microsoft Word have
appeared, and two of the Windows versions can cause damage.