Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Attention Economy "There is more information coming at us than we have the ability to absorb," said Davenport, who recently co-wrote "The Attention Economy: Understanding the New Currency of Business."

Saturday, October 26, 2002

For Richer The concentration of income at the top is a key reason that the United States, for all its economic achievements, has more poverty and lower life expectancy than any other major advanced nation.
Vanderbilt University Television News Archive The collection holds more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from the major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, and more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including ABC's Nightline since 1989.
Which MBA Critical guide to the world's best MBAs
WORLDBEAT - What's the name of that tune? When you hear a song you like but can't identify, you simply dial a short code (2580 in the U.K.), hold your handset up to capture the music, wait 15 seconds while Shazam's patent-pending technology listens to the music and then receive an SMS (short messaging service) identifying the track and artist.
FCIC National Contact Center - Federal Toll-free Numbers From the Federal Citizen Information Center
Eldis - Country Profiles Our quick-links guide to country level information: news, statistics, organisations and sectoral information.
Ohio State University Libraries: net.TUTOR Guide to understanding the Net
Series and Sequels We've done our best to identify as many series written for or enjoyed by teens as possible.
The PowerPoint Anthology of Literature Too busy for Cliff's Notes? Welcome to The PowerPoint Anthology of Literature: Great books distilled to their essence and presented in the most efficient form of communication ever devised.
TechNews.com Google, the Internet's top search engine, said "sniper" has zoomed to the top of its list of fast-rising search terms. Lycos said "Washington sniper" was its 10th most common search query last week, and that searches pertaining to "sniper rifles" had tripled. More people also are entering "bulletproof vest" into the query box at Lycos.com.
Boomers slow to embrace MP3s “WE’RE A GENERATION that has lived through so many modes of experiencing music — from vinyl to 8-track to CD to cassette and reel-to-reel,” said Melissa Easton, 38, an industrial designer who lives in Manhattan’s Chinatown. “We’re sick of changing our modes of listening.”

Tuesday, October 22, 2002

USATODAY.com - Do U Luv Me? Wireless gadgets taking art of flirting to new level In the age of wireless communication, flirting has gone mobile via such devices as cell phones and two-way pagers.
Survey Reveals Computer Technology More Important Than the Library or Tutoring For Student Success In Higher Education An independent survey sponsored by McGraw-Hill Ryerson found that web-based technology is considered by higher education faculty to be the most effective institutional resource in encouraging student success, outweighing traditional resources such as the library and tutoring
Yahoo! News - Most Popular Most popular, most viewed, and rated news

Monday, October 21, 2002

Diagrams - SkyscraperPage.com Now over 5010 illustrated structures in our database!
Language Sites For those of you who, like me, are heels over head in love with the English language, there are many places on the Net your love may be requited. This is not a definitive list, and it will continue to grow as I unearth more sites.
OurDocuments.gov - 100 Milestone Documents from American History These documents reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and mostly our commitment as a nation to continue to strive to “form a more perfect union.”
Remarks before the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST) I told my staff: "I no longer have any encyclopedias, any dictionaries, or any reference materials anywhere in my office, whatsoever, I don't need them. I've stopped using all reference materials because you don't need it. All you need is a search engine.

Saturday, October 19, 2002

Shark "Photo of the Year" Is E-Mail Hoax A photograph that has been circulating on the internet showing a shark leaping out of the water to attack a helicopter, is a fake.
EMusic: Download, Play, Burn MP3s. EMusic is a revolutionary new music discovery service that offers an easy and inexpensive way for avid music fans to download and enjoy over 200,000 high-quality MP3 songs from established musicians. For as little as $9.99 a month, you can download as much music as you desire from EMusic's catalog. All of the music is legitimately licensed from record labels and artists, so you can feel comfortable knowing that songwriters, musicians and other copyright-holders are being fairly compensated for their work.
Prescription Refill Home Our online service lets you refill any prescription currently on file at your Publix Pharmacy. It's quick and easy; all you need is your pharmacy and prescription numbers and an Internet connection. Order refills any time of the day or night, from work or home. You don't even have to enter a password or credit card number - just pay when you pick your prescription(s) up.
Business Plan Software and Sample Business Plans Start Planning Your Business Now!
The FTC's Proposal to Create a National "Do Not Call" Registry ). If the FTC decides to adopt the proposal and implement a national "do not call" registry, it will be months before it takes effect.
Web Sites to Find Statistics On-Line Sports, government, war, vitals, environment, population, entertainment, wealth and salary, other countries, misc.
The NYPL Picture Collection Online It is a collection of 30,000 digitized, public domain images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923.
Web shoppers worry about online security Majority of people don’t trust that their personal information is secure when they make an online purchase.
Google Glossary Find definitions for words, phrases and acronyms

Monday, October 14, 2002

America's Library The site was designed especially with young people in mind, but there are great stories for people of all ages, and we hope children and their families will want to explore this site together.
World Newspapers World newspapers online and news sites in English by region
NewsSeer news and current events; latest breaking news news search engine and an adaptive tool that's constantly learning your interests so it can provide you with more relevant material

Sunday, October 13, 2002

The Sacramento Bee -- sacbee.com -- Wired Life: Use of public libraries grows with Internet "Anybody who's looked at it knows that the Internet is a mess," Turner says. "The vast majority of people need help."

Friday, October 11, 2002

SeatGURU.com To find the seat that best suits your needs, simply select the aircraft you're flying using the above menu.

Tuesday, October 08, 2002

Careers From Home - Find the Job of Your Dreams and Work In Your Own House! CareersFromHome.com is an online career website that specializes in connecting companies and/or organizations with individuals seeking work from home opportunities.
FreeLunch.com Home Page FREE access to over 900,000 economic and financial data series
September/October 2002 The next week, the students made their reports. They had spent most of their time researching on the Internet. Some had spent hours. They had accumulated some general information — much of it from online genealogies — but its reliability was questionable. More frustrating to me was the discovery that only three students had used their Internet searches to find real people to talk with. During the class discussion, several students said they were not sure how to use archives, while others said that using actual libraries was burdensome
[ www.100000watts.com ] -- US Radio & TV Directory 18,748 stations are tracked and listed
The Chronicle: Daily news: 10/03/2002 -- 01 An expansive study of the information-gathering habits of students and faculty members has found that they first turn to online materials, although most view print as a more reliable source of information.
Google Poetry Enter a query and Google will make you your very own poem.

Sunday, October 06, 2002

SearchDay - The Truth About Big Brother Databases - 3 October 2002 Two public records experts describe exactly what is -- and is not -- included in "big brother" databases.