Lifestyles Showcases “Real People” Who Benefit From Technology

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 16, 1999 — Microsoft today published the first issue of Lifestyles , a quarterly newsletter written especially for consumer and lifestyle editors who don’t regularly cover technology news. is designed to take the mystery out of technology and to provide editors at consumer publications with news, information and story ideas that illustrate the increasing role computers and the Internet are playing in the everyday lives of
“real people.”

In the first issue of Lifestyles , editors will learn how streaming media technology from Microsoft helped 21-year-old James Dispoto, better known as “DJ New York,” turn his love for music into a promising career path as the founder of a 24-hour Internet radio station that broadcasts from the Florida home he shares with his parents. They will learn how home networking, connecting PCs and other computing devices at home, will one day simplify many household tasks and enhance everything from home security to at-home health care. And just in time for the holidays, editors will have a chance to explore the growing phenomenon of e-commerce with MSN eShop, and to understand why online shopping is becoming so popular.

The stories we focus on in Lifestyles show how passionate and enthusiastic people are about their experiences with technology,”
said Tom Laemmel, product manager for Microsoft’s Consumer Windows Division.
“At Microsoft, we’re just as passionate about providing all consumers with the best possible computing experience.”

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