Stories by Paul Heltzel

Good-bye, VHS; Hello, DVD

SAN FRANCISCO (09/22/2003) - Blah blah blah. Technology favors the new, the powerful, and the fast. So where does that leave that pile of old VHS videocassettes you have up in the attic? Fortunately, converting your old tapes to digital form allows you to edit them, add music or narration, and output them to DVD, preserving them for the future. You will have your movies in a more compact and easily stored form than VHS--and you'll be able to watch them again and again without worrying that each replay might damage your tape. And digitizing your old videos is easy.

Napster, Meet Spinal Tap

In the computer industry, as in show business, success breeds imitation. So it's no surprise that following the remarkable popularity of Napster, there comes Tapster--the new music service and brainchild of heavy metal rockers Spinal Tap.

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