1994

Issues released in 1994 [Vol. 1 No.1 - Vol. 1 No. 4]. The magazine is renamed GFX News and the publisher changed from Hsiao & Hunter, Inc. to just Eric Hsiao.

GFX News - Volume 1, Number 1

January / February 1994:

[*] GFX News – Premier Issue – 1/94 [*] A NEW magazine that brings you the latest computer NEWS and REVIEWS in full-screen high-resolution GraFiX! Guaranteed to be fun and interesting to read! Download me!

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GN9401.TXT
       Thanks for taking the time to download the premier issue of
                                 "GFX News"
                        (Pronounced "jee-eff-ex News")
  The first all graphics format magazine, travelling through the super
  information highway at the speed of light.

     GFX News comes from the same creators as GIF News, another magazine
  launched back in November 1988.  Now in 1994, GFX News has been born,
  bringing you the latest computer news and reviews in high resolution
  graphics.  This unique format allows us to bring you much more inform-
  ation than conventional text-only electronic magazines.  Not only that,
  but you will see that GFX News is more fun to read.

     So, let me begin by telling you how to read this magazine.  First
  of all, each page of the magazine is stored in a file format called
  GIF, which stands for Graphical Interchange Format.  GIF graphics file
  standard developed by Compuserve back in 1987 that you to view a picture
  no matter what kind of computer you have.  IBMs & clones, Macintoshes,
  Amigas, Sun Sparcs, Silicon Graphics Machines, etc. can all view GIF
  files with the right viewer.  Viewers are widespread and freely avail-
  able so finding one should not prove to be difficult.  This issue of
  GFX News uses screen resolution of 640x480 pixels in 256 colors.

     Each file that represents a page of the magazine is numbered in a 
  specific order, so you will know which way to read it.  For example:

     gn9401-1.gif <--- Page 1
     gn9401-2.gif <--- Page 2
     gn9401-3.gif <--- Page 3
     gn9401-4.gif <--- Page 4
       ||||
       ||||   <--- Also, the issue year and month are in the filename.
       || \\
     1994 January

     In this archive the following files should be included:
     gn9401.zip [Volume 1  Number 1  Released: Jan 26 1994]

     contest.txt  <--- Information about the "Design My Logo" contest
     file_id.diz  <--- BBS file descriptor
     gn9401.txt   <--- This text file that you are reading right now
     gn9401-1.gif <--- Page 1
     gn9401-2.gif <--- Page 2
     gn9401-3.gif <--- Page 3
     gn9401-4.gif <--- Page 4

  I hope you enjoy reading the premier issue of GFX News.  Your comments
  are greatly appreciated.  Donations gladly accepted to help defray the
  cost of production and distribution.  Here's how to contact GFX News:

                  By Internet E-mail: hsiaoe@rpi.edu
                      Prodigy E-mail: xpjd96b

                       US Snail Mail: Eric Hsiao
                                      35 Davis Dr
                                      Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
                                      USA

                            Fax line: Coming soon...
                          Voice mail: Coming soon...

               Official GFX News BBS: The Bloom-Beacon Picayune
                                      (919) 557-3845 V.terbo
                                      Fidonet: 1:151/106

 Official GFX News Internet FTP Site: 128.113.65.38
                                      /pub/gfx-news
CONTEST.TXT
        Welcome to the first in many GFX News sponsored contests.
    For this contest, we need you to draw a GFX News logo.  The
    logo must not be bigger than a 640x120 pixel box.  The maximum
    number of colors you can use is 256.  
        
        Besides getting your work shown in an issue, you could take
    first place and win Sierra's Freddy Pharkas Frontier Pharmacist
    game on IBM 3.5" disks.  The runner-up will win Mediaclip's MPC
    Wizard 2.0 on IBM CD-ROM.  I know these aren't big budget prizes,
    but hey - GFX News isn't a big budget production (yet).  

        Legal mumble-jumble: Void where prohibited.  Entry deadline:
    April 15, 1994 (Tax time).  You can enter as many submissions as
    you like.  Judges decisions are final.  Not responsible for lost
    entries.  All entries and submissions become the property of
    GFX News.  Winners will be announced in the May 1994 issue.

        To submit your entry, you can do it one of several ways:
    1. Upload it to the official GFX News FTP site: 128.113.65.38 in
                                  the /pub/gfx-news/submit directory
    2. Upload it to the official GFX News BBS: Bloom-Beacon Picayune
                                  (919) 557-3845 v.terbo
    3. UUENCODE it and E-mail it to: hsiaoe@rpi.edu
    4. Mail it on disk to: Eric Hsiao
                           35 Davis Dr
                           Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

 

GFX News - Volume 1, Number 2

March 1992:

A NEW magazine that brings you the latest computer NEWS and REVIEWS in full-screen, Super VGA, high-resolution GraFiX! Truly, a cut above the rest of the 'zines out today!

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    Thanks for taking the time to download the March 1994 issue of
                              "GFX News"
                   (Pronounced "jee-eff-ex News")

     GFX News comes from the same creators as GIF News, another 
  magazine launched back in November 1988.  

     Each page of the magazine is stored in .GIF file format.
  GIF viewers are widespread and freely available so finding one 
  should not prove to be difficult.  This issue of GFX News uses 
  screen resolution of 640x480 pixels in 256 colors.

     Each .GIF file represents one page of the magazine. They are
  ordered in the following way, so you know what page you are reading:

     gn9403-1.gif <--- Page 1
     gn9403-2.gif <--- Page 2
     gn9403-3.gif <--- Page 3
     gn9403-4.gif <--- Page 4
     __         __          __         __
    |gn|       |94|        |03|       |-1|
    |__|       |__|        |__|       |__|
    |          |           |          |
    |          |           |          |
   GFX News   Year        Month      Page Number
              (1994)      (March)    (Page 1)

     In this archive the following files should be included:
     gn9403.zip [Volume 1  Number 2  Released: Mar 8, 1994]

     contest.txt  <--- Information about the "Design My Logo" contest
     file_id.diz  <--- BBS file descriptor
     gn9403.txt   <--- This text file that you are reading right now
     gn9403-1.gif <--- Page 1
     gn9403-2.gif <--- Page 2
     gn9403-3.gif <--- Page 3
     gn9403-4.gif <--- Page 4

  I hope you enjoy reading the March issue of GFX News.  Your comments
  are greatly appreciated.  Donations gladly accepted to help defray the
  cost of production and distribution.  Here's how to contact GFX News:

                  By Internet E-mail: hsiaoe@rpi.edu
                      Prodigy E-mail: xpjd96b

                       US Snail Mail: Eric Hsiao
                                      35 Davis Dr
                                      Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
                                      USA

                            Fax line: Coming soon...
                          Voice mail: Coming soon...

               Official GFX News BBS: The Bloom-Beacon Picayune
                               Node 1 (919) 557-3845 V.terbo
                               Node 2 (919) 557-0645
                               Node 3 (919) 557-0745
                               Fidonet: 1:151/106

 Official GFX News Internet FTP Site: 128.113.65.38
                                      /pub/gfx-news

 Special notice: The GFX News FTP site will be down temporarily from
                 mid-May to late-August for the summer. Meanwhile, I
                 will need to find a substitute FTP site during those
                 months. If you are a system administrator of a site
                 and wish to help out with the internet distribution
                 of GFX News, please contact me ASAP.
CONTEST.TXT
        Welcome to the first in many GFX News sponsored contests.
    For this contest, we need you to draw a GFX News logo.  The
    logo must not be bigger than a 640x120 pixel box.  The maximum
    number of colors you can use is 256.  
        
        Besides getting your work shown in an issue, you could take
    first place and win Sierra's Freddy Pharkas Frontier Pharmacist
    game on IBM 3.5" disks.  The runner-up will win Aris' MPC Wizard 
    2.0 on IBM CD-ROM.  I know these aren't big budget prizes, but 
    hey - GFX News isn't a big budget production (yet).  

        Legal mumble-jumble: Void where prohibited.  Entry deadline:
    April 15, 1994 (Tax time).  You can enter as many submissions as
    you like.  Judges decisions are final.  Not responsible for lost
    entries.  All entries and submissions become the property of
    GFX News.  Winners will be announced in the May 1994 issue.

        To submit your entry, you can do it one of several ways:
    1. Upload it to the official GFX News FTP site: 128.113.65.38 in
                                  the /pub/gfx-news/submit directory
    2. Upload it to the official GFX News BBS: Bloom-Beacon Picayune
                                  (919) 557-3845 v.terbo
    3. UUENCODE it and E-mail it to: hsiaoe@rpi.edu
    4. Mail it on disk to: Eric Hsiao
                           35 Davis Dr
                           Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

GFX News - Volume 1, Number 3

September / October 1994:

A NEW magazine that brings you the latest computer NEWS and REVIEWS in full-screen, Super VGA, high-resolution GraFiX! This issue: Gravis Phoenix flightstick, Turtle Beach Tropez, over 10 soundcards evaluated, US Robotics 28.8K Modem,& more!

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GN9409.TXT
    Thanks for taking the time to download the Sept/Oct 1994 issue of
                              "GFX News"
                   (Pronounced "gee-eff-ex News")

     GFX News comes from the same creators as GIF News, another 
  magazine launched back in November 1988 that followed the same
  format.

     Each page of the magazine is stored in .GIF file format.
  GIF viewers are widespread and freely available so finding one 
  should not prove to be difficult.  This issue of GFX News uses 
  screen resolution of 640x480 pixels in 256 colors.

     Each .GIF file represents one page of the magazine. They are
  ordered in the following way, so you know what page you are reading.
  You can also tell the month and year of the issue you are reading by
  the filename.

     gn9409-1.gif <--- Page 1
     gn9409-2.gif <--- Page 2
     gn9409-3.gif <--- Page 3
     gn9409-4.gif <--- Page 4
     \/\/\/
     |  | |
     |  | |________
     |  |___       |
     |      |      |
   GFX News |    Month
            |    (Sept/Oct)
           Year
          (1994)             

     In this archive the following files should be included:
     gn9409.zip [Volume 1  Number 3  Released: Sept 27, 1994]

     file_id.diz  <--- BBS file descriptor
     gn9409.txt   <--- This text file that you are reading right now
     gn9409-1.gif <--- Page 1
     gn9409-2.gif <--- Page 2
     gn9409-3.gif <--- Page 3
     gn9409-4.gif <--- Page 4

  I hope you enjoy reading the Sept/Oct issue of GFX News.  Your comments
  are greatly appreciated.  Donations gladly accepted to help defray the
  cost of production and distribution.

  ------------------- Advertising Space Available ------------------------

  How would you like to reach thousands of computer oriented business
  people and hobbyists?
  
  ---

  GFX News reaches target audiences through the internet via FTP sites,
  World-Wide-Web, and E-mail based subscriptions. In addition, GFX News
  gets uploaded to major popular bulletin boards around the country. It
  even spreads to some of the major online commercial services.

  ---

  If you are definitely intersted in tapping into the cybernet market,
  please call (919)991-8950 Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm EST and ask for 
  GFX News advertising.

  -------------------- Advertising Space Available -----------------------

GFX News - Volume 1, Number 4

November / December 1994:

A NEW magazine that brings you the latest computer NEWS and REVIEWS in full-screen, Super VGA, high-resolution color GraFiX! ==⇒This issue: Zenon Pentium 90, OS/2 Warp, Mosaic and Netscape internet browsers, and SLIP internet connections.

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GN9411.TXT
    Thanks for taking the time to download the Nov/Dec 1994 issue of
                              "GFX News"
                   (Pronounced "gee-eff-ex News")

     GFX News comes from the same creators as GIF News, another 
  magazine launched back in November 1988 that followed the same
  format.

     Each page of the magazine is stored in .GIF file format.
  GIF viewers are widespread and freely available for all types of
  computer systems. This issue of GFX News uses screen resolution 
  of 640x480 pixels in 256 colors.

     Each .GIF file represents one page of the magazine. They are
  ordered in the following way, so you know what page you are reading.
  You can also tell the month and year of the issue you are reading by
  the filename.

     gn9411-1.gif <--- Page 1
     gn9411-2.gif <--- Page 2
     gn9411-3.gif <--- Page 3
     gn9411-4.gif <--- Page 4
     \/\/\/
     |  | |
     |  | |________
     |  |___       |
     |      |      |
   GFX News |    Month
            |    (Nov/Dec)
           Year
          (1994)             

     In this archive the following files should be included:
     gn9411.zip [Volume 1  Number 4  Released: Nov 30, 1994]

     file_id.diz  <--- BBS file descriptor
     gn9409.txt   <--- This text file that you are reading right now
     gn9409-1.gif <--- Page 1
     gn9409-2.gif <--- Page 2
     gn9409-3.gif <--- Page 3
     gn9409-4.gif <--- Page 4

  I hope you enjoy reading the Sept/Oct issue of GFX News.  Your comments
  are greatly appreciated.  Donations gladly accepted to help defray the
  cost of production and distribution.

                                Thank you,
                                Eric Hsiao

  GFX News
  5304 Blakeley Ln
  Raleigh, NC 27613-5610

  ------------------- Advertising Space Available ------------------------

  How would you like to reach thousands of computer oriented business
  people and hobbyists?
  
  ---

  GFX News reaches target audiences through the internet via FTP sites,
  World-Wide-Web, and E-mail based subscriptions. In addition, GFX News
  gets uploaded to major popular bulletin boards around the world. It
  even spreads to some of the major online commercial services.

  ---

  If you are definitely interested in tapping into a new and lucrative 
  market, please call (919) 991-8950 Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm EST and ask for 
  GFX News advertising.

  -------------------- Advertising Space Available -----------------------