Apple Owners' Computer Net
The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 1988 -- Apple Computer Inc. and Quantum Computer Services Inc. are starting an information network for owners of Apple II and Macintosh computers.
The service, known as Applelink - Personal Edition, will let computer users do such things as read stock quotes, check airline schedules and hold electronic discussions with other operators.
Users of the new service will be charged $15 an hour during peak times and $6 an hour off-peak. Software will sell for $35, which includes a one-year subscription. Subsequent yearly subscriptions will also cost $35.
Quantum, a privately held company in Vienna, Va., already operates a similar network for users of home computers made by Commodore International Inc.
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