Breaking free of pressie cliches

IF wallets, ties and razors seem a bit of a cliche as Father's Day gifts, a pair of videophones is sure to go down well.

Sunday, 13 June, 1993, 12:00am

More advanced system

WE are sorry that your reader, Mr Wai Kwan-tam found difficulty in getting through our general inquiry telephone line 824 6111 (South China Morning Post, May 24).

The present telephone inquiry system at our Information Office enables 40 incoming calls to get through at the same time.

31 May 1993 - 12:00am

AT & T network move

AT & T's Global Network Management Centres (GNMCs) manage worldwide networks for multi-national corporations. GNMCs are now located in North America, Europe and Singapore.

GNMCs are networked to share information and resources. They are strategically located near major business centres and provide worldwide coverage.

25 May 1993 - 12:00am

Internet system nets a million subscribers

IT is not exactly the word on everyone's lips at the moment, but the Internet is predicted some day to match the telephone as a means of standard communication.

As computers become as common as television sets and, indeed, telephones, in the family home, the Internet will continue to grow as a means of getting the message across.

30 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Keeping on-line sex in line

NEWS reports from Britain claim that women involved in the ''telephone sex'' business are rushing to order ''new videophones, so punters can watch them perform disgusting live sex shows''.

Anyone who can afford to pay the price (HK$6,000) ''will be able to dial the sex lines which will put them face to face with a hooker,'' according to newspaper reports.

5 Jan 1993 - 12:00am