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Published June 29, 1995
In the latest issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, Donald Katz explores the impact of digital technology on the sporting world, and asks: "Will computer-based technologies someday offer sportslike entertainment so enthralling and convenient and highly customized that games created from bits of the best of real sports and bits of the best sports fantasies render live games obsolete?" (SI, 7/3 issue)...."NBA Live 95" is ranked 8th on the N.Y. POST's "Top CD-ROM List" (N.Y. POST, 6/29)....Anthea Disney, Editor-in-Chief of TV GUIDE, has been named to the same position at Delphi Internet Services Corp....Time Warner has launched Digital Marketing Group to work with companies to create advertising for interactive television. One of its first ventures will be "an electronic shopping mall called DreamShop" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 6/29)....Microsoft "was hit yesterday with rumors that its Windows95 operating system might be delayed" beyond its July 7 shipping date. The company "wouldn't say when the program will reach PC makers," but is "absolutely set" for August 24 consumer availability (N.Y. POST, 6/29).