'Room service' takes on new meaning

A COMMERCIAL on Hong Kong television portrays a flustered executive being briefed by his secretary on facilities available at his next hotel. He is horrified to learn a certain satellite channel will not be available.

Sunday, 13 September, 1998, 12:00am

Big boys on the Net out of touch with their clients

It seems like America Online - once the favourite alternative to CompuServe in the days before the explosion of interest in the Internet - has been having a really bad year.

29 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

On-line service boasts widest coverage for local users

CompuServe has the widest coverage of the major proprietary on-line services accessible to Hong Kong-based users.

15 May 1997 - 12:00am

Global access a winner

CompuServe's on-line service reminds me a little of the mainframe: everyone thinks it died a long time ago, but somehow it manages to stay on.

CompuServe began long before the wide accessibility of the Internet. It was a time when e-mail and on-line information were terribly expensive and so aimed at those who could afford them.

29 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Fears held for fastidious wrecking crew

All occupants of Stanley Fort have now moved out, as required, prior to the handover, I hear from Jeff Heselwood.

Each one has received a note from First Pacific Davies telling them that compensation will have to be paid for damage to the property: $400 for up to 12 picture hooks, or $700 for more than 12 picture hooks.

10 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

LinkAGE Online

Hong Kong Internet Service Provider LinkAGE Online has signed an agreement with Japan's Network Information Services to allow multinational Internet access and intra-Asian data traffic.

13 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Hard work staying on-line on the move

Q: I am a fairly new Internet user, but in the short time I have been on-line I can safely say this technology has changed the way I communicate. E-mail has been a god-send for me and I often wonder how I lived without it. However, I have a feeling I am still not getting the most out of the Internet.

16 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Global network lands in 'libel' row

ONE of the largest computer networks has apologised to a Hong Kong subscriber after a system operator posted an allegedly defamatory message to a potentially worldwide audience of millions.

28 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Web may leave no mark in history

Recently the New York Times carried an interesting column about how the Web may be losing its history.

26 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Cyberporn a threat to freedom of expression

WHEN CompuServe temporarily blocked subscribers worldwide from accessing sexually-themed newsgroups on the Internet three weeks ago, one irate Hong Kong user posted a message on the popular newsgroup soc. culture.hongkong declaring he would cancel his membership with CompuServe.

23 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Irresistible force v. immovable object

THE question of pornography on the Internet is one that will be with us for a long time, and it will always be in the form of an irresistible force meeting an immovable object.

CompuServe's recent problems with the German authorities is only one skirmish in a never-ending battle.

23 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

On-line to censorship

SEX is off the menu on Compuserve. Parents, in particular, may welcome the American company's decision to block access to 200 sexually explicit sites on its Internet database in response to a ruling by a German court.

30 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Print lends a bit of a hand to on-line world

IT never ceases both to amaze and to please me that the printed word remains so important right in the middle of the electronic information revolution.

21 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Children kept in check with software

ALONG with the progress of the Net has come increased concern about children accessing information which many parents feel is inapporpriate.

The concern has led to the development of new devices such as those on display at Internet World last week. These devices are meant to help parents monitor and control children's access to the Net.

7 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Noting Lotus

ELEVEN leading public communications carriers from four continents will offer Lotus Notes as a strategic platform for networked business applications on their data services networks.

The carriers include BT, CompuServe, Deutsche Telekom, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation.

10 Oct 1995 - 12:00am