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[[Apple Computer]]'s attempt at becoming an ISP in the mid-1990s. Service launched in June 1994 and shut down in 1996.
 
[[Apple Computer]]'s attempt at becoming an ISP in the mid-1990s. Service launched in June 1994 and shut down in 1996.
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eWorld, Apple's electronic information service for Macintosh and PowerBook computers, is an innovative, informative, easy-to-use on-line service that combines a global electronic-mail system with information, entertainment, and popular subscription services -- including Reuters America Inc., Tribute Media Services, ZiffNet/Mac, and Inc. Magazine Online. It features:
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* ''Real-world metaphor.'' eWorld is modeled on the metaphor of a community. It's an electronic neighborhood of colorfully illustrated buildings, plazas, and pavilions, each representing a specified area of the on-line service -- for example, a Library for research, a Newsstand for current events, a Computer Center for assistance and software, and a Community Center for chatting with other members and viewing a listing of events.
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* ''Advanced electronic-mail system.'' eWorld users can easily communicate with one another, as well as with users of the Internet and other electronic-mail services through mail gateways that simplify addressing. eWorld also offers a range of real-time interactive communications capabilities, such as lectures, forums, and Town Meetings, which allow up to 250 users to participate simultaneously. Smaller groups can chat and collaborate electronically in both public and private forums. And in the future, the service's communications capabilities are expected to incorporate Apple's Open Collaboration Environment ([[Apple Open Collaboration Environment|AOCE]]) technologies, to provide integration with [[PowerTalk]] services.
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* ''Cross-platform support.'' eWorld services will be available on a range of devices, including Windows software-based computers and Newton MessagePad communications assistants, with common features available across platforms.
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* ''Publishing tools.'' eWorld dramatically simplifies the creation and maintenance of on-line publications. Publishing tools allow publishers to design and prototype new products, and then update them cost-effectively by moving information from their existing files to eWorld's global servers.
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* ''International appeal.'' eWorld is designed to support multiple languages for both content and applications. It also supports network services from multiple vendors, providing local access points around the world. Native-language versions in German, Japanese, and French are planned for subsequent release.
    
=Overview=
 
=Overview=

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