Information USA's Computer Data Service, 1984, 6 to 12 pages each, folded newsletters.
Condition: Good to very good overall; 8.5x11 newsletters with gray and red banners and dark blue text, punched-tape illustration as title banner; folds along thirds, probably was mailed in long envelopes originally. Clean and unmarked, shows folds.
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Item DescriptionVolume 1 number 1, the newsletter of Information USA's Computer Data Service; also includes a separate issue, noting - Welcome, this is the premiere issue of The Computer Data Report. Each issue is designed to show decision makers where to find external data and how it can be used for computerized management decision making. Items discussed will either, identify existing unique, free or low-cast computerized data bases which can be accessed directly or indirectly; pinpoint sources of information which can be used to build a computerized data base; or provide tips and helpful hints for designing and managing computerized data bases...
Such as, Free Computer Hook up to Time and Travel data base (computer users can dial directly into the U.S. Naval Observatory's 64 data files on time and travel through telephone hook up. Access can provide such information as, the time of sunrise, sunset, twilight and moon rise on a given day anywhere on earth... and the direction and distance between any two points on earch. Access time is free...) and much MORE
Also includes, volume 1, no. 2, April 1984 -- Sending telegrams via your personal computer (Western Union's new computer service, called The EasyLink allows computer subscribers tothe opportunity to communicate via telex with over 1.5 million businesses...) Center spread includes a table of data vendors, service provided, source of information, connect charge, initial fee, monthly minimum etc. for connecting to weather-related data bases Also, volume 1, no. 8, October 1984, which is the re-named newsletter, Data Base Informer, the newsletter of Information USA's Computer Data Service -- In order to better reflect our objectives and the needs of our readership, we have changed the name or our newsletter... Free On-Line Directory Helps FInd Software -- This free software search service offers help in the following categories... Use your modem to contact ...).