GIF News Issue 13

March / April 1991


Hsiao & Hunter, Inc.'s

GIF News

March/April 1991

Released: March 8, 1991

After about a week delay, the March/April issue is finally here.

I apologize for the delay. Anyway, this issue has articles on:

Workstations of the 90's, telephone companies charging business rates

on BBS phone lines, Amiga 24-Bit graphics, ATI VGA Wonder+, a new

different Soundtracker player for the Sound Blaster, and alot more.

Thanks for taking the time to download GIF News. Please feel free to

upload it to other BBS's in your local calling area.

GIF News now available worldwide via Internet. You can now

subscribe via E-mail to have GIF News delivered right to you.

All you need is a UUDECODER to do so. If your mail handler

rejects messages over 100K, I can split the file up and send it to

you in parts. GIF News can also be be obtained through various

anonymous FTP sites around the world. Try and - look in the /pub directory on wuarchive and

the /incoming on clarkson. GIF News welcomes all our new worldwide

readers from the net. You can always recognize which GIF News issue

is up by the filename.

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GIF News comes out every other month so look for

in May. If you want back issues, let me know or send me a

Self-Addressed-Stamped-Envelope with a disk (please include some

.GIF files or anything else you might think is interesting on that

disk).,,, should be

up on last time I checked. They're also up on

the Channel 1 BBS in Cambridge, MA (617)354-8873.

GIF News is always looking for writers, articles, comments, etc.

You can correspond with me by:

US Mail: Eric Hsiao

7 Fair Way

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-5014

Special note: Alternate US Mail address - this address will reach

me quicker if you plan on mailing me sometime between the dates

[January 15, 1991] to [May 1, 1991]:

Eric Hsiao

406-A BARH


Troy, New York 12180-3590

Prodigy: XPJD96B

E-mail (Internet):

(Bitnet): userGJ8L@rpitsmts.bitnet

Note: Compuserve users can send mail to Internet. To find out

more information, please refer to your Subscription Kit.

Thanks again. For advertising info, please read GIFNEWS.ADS

Also, there have been recent changes in advertising policy.

Please read GN-NEW.TXT for more info.


There have been some new features and major changes to

GIF News in this issue.

Here is a list of them:

* The 4th page of GIF News is a MCGA/VGA 320x200 in 256 Color

page, GIF News' first VGA page. The filename, instead of

being called GN9103-4.GIF is instead called GN9103V4.GIF

where the V stands for VGA. The first three pictures are

still in 640x350 16 color EGA.

* In regard to advertising, GIF News is still giving free ad

space. However, in order to keep your free ad, you must

notify me every other month that you want to keep your ad in

it, submitting any changes that you have. For example, if

you have a BBS ad in GIF News in the current issue, you must

notify me 10 days before the next issue will come out that

you want your ad in it (i.e. you have an ad in the

March/April issue, you must notify me by April 21st in order

to get the ad in the May/June issue) Failure to do so will

result in your ad not being included.

However, if you have a donation-paid ad, you will

automatically thereafter get smaller than 1/5 page free ads

in the next 6 issues. For example, your current donation-

paid ad is in the March/April issue. You do not have to keep

notifying me for free ad space for the next six issues. They

will automatically be included. After that, you must notify

me that you wish to keep your ad in it.

* Donations do not necessarily have to be in the form of

money. Hardware/software or anything else useful is

acceptable forms of donation. Contact me and we'll discuss

what will be a suitable form of donation. For example, if

you're XYZ Modem Company and you donate a V.32bis modem, your

modem could be reviewed in a feature article.

The following is a basic guideline in donation-paid ads:

$5-$25 will get you about 1/4-1/3 page. Over $15, you

can have custom-made pictures and graphics.

$25-$50 is equivalent to 1/3-3/4 page. Again, over $35,

you can have custom graphics and logos designed for you.

Over $50 can get a full page ad. Over $65 if you want

custom graphics and designs. Ads can also accept graphics

that you may already have. Full Page Ads can be in any VGA

standard resolution mode, as long as it is under 30K.

These are only guidelines, not set rates. I am willing to

negotiate. Please contact me for more details.

* Thank-you again for taking the time to download GIF News,

and please be sure to upload it to as many places as you can.

- Eric Hsiao,