Monday, February 24, 2003

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Welcome to ChooseBooks Hundreds of Independent Booksellers from around the world offer millions of New, Used, Rare, Out-of-Print Books and Ephemera Items for sale on our site.
Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage The Stephen King novella "Riding the Bullet" is headed for the big screen three years after it was released as an e-book.

Saturday, February 22, 2003

ABCNEWS.com : Student Hacker Teaches School Security For a school project, something his high school calls an Exhibition, he told his teachers he could break into the school's computer system. He wanted to show just how weak its security really was.
The Seattle Times: Editorials & Opinion: Investing in libraries connects us to the future I am excited about what's happening in my hometown and in libraries across the country. But I worry about whether our society will support public libraries so they can sustain this critical community service. In my view, investing in public libraries is an investment in the nation's future.
Wired News: Why Did Google Want Blogger? Google's acquisition of Pyra would, quite simply, help Google create a more accurate search engine by adding rich new sources of data gleaned from weblogs.

Monday, February 17, 2003

Gimpsy Web Directory Unveils Improvements, Teams With ExactSeek Unlike other Internet directories, which categorize sites according to their subject, Gimpsy is concerned first and foremost with the service that a site provides.
Research News for 11 February 2003 Q: What Is Amazon.com's Customer Service Phone Number? [top]
A: I'll confess that this was my question a few days ago. Since it took me several minutes to locate the customer service phone number -- and because I did not find it at the Amazon site, I'll share it. I hope it saves you time, if you ever need it. 1-800-201-7575.
SearchDay - Wikipedia - A Collaborative, Multilingual Encyclopedia - 10 February 2003 Wikipedia is an ambitious project to produce a free and complete encyclopedia in every language, written by hundreds of volunteers working collaboratively together.
LEtters the new version of LEtters has been released!

Sunday, February 16, 2003

booktrade.info : news : web and e-book news Overstock.com, a Salt Lake City online retailer best-known for selling, well, overstock electronic goods, is discounting Amazon.com's prices on 100,000 books by 20%.
BookTech the Magazine (1/1/03): ISBN Changes Could Cost Publishers After 30 years, the ISBN might be getting a facelift.

Saturday, February 15, 2003

digital stater | stories With advanced networking systems and dorm room Internet access, library use has changed, but it has not become obsolete. Instead of walking over to the library, students do a great deal of work from their dorm rooms via the Internet, where the library comes to them.
Google as Big Brother Google Watch home page
Simpson, James B., comp. 1988. Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations The Most Notable Quotations: 1950–1988
CRN : Breaking News : Broadband Over Power Lines? Technology Spurs Optimisim : 8:32 AM EST Mon., Feb. 10, 2003 Coming to a home or office near you could be an electric Internet: high-speed Web access via ubiquitous power lines, of all things, making every electrical outlet an always-on Web connection.
TechTV | Digital Library Comes to Life It's the work of the International Children's Digital Library, a $4.5 million project launched in December by researchers at the University of Maryland's Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and the team behind the Internet Archive.
USATODAY.com - Consumers could get one number for phone, faxes, Net access The Department of Commerce said it will support an electronic-numbering system, known as ENUM, which would allow consumers to specify a single identifier for their telephone numbers, e-mail and Instant Messaging addresses, fax numbers, and mobile phone numbers.

Saturday, February 08, 2003

Wired News: Fake CNN Website Taken Offline The Fake CNN News Generator was online only a week, but generated a lot of controversy after ersatz news stories were picked up by local outlets and reported as real.
WEBCITE.CNS In this world of instant Internet information, the use of scholarly documents in writing term papers at U.S. colleges and universities has plummeted and the use of undependable Web resources has soared
The Graduate Education Program Web Site from The Dialog Corporation Here are a series of modules intended to enhance your understanding of basic Dialog.
Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/06/2003 | tech.life@school | For teachers, ERIC overcomes Google's limits "The information that teachers need, the stuff that talks about the classroom and how to teach, isn't available through standard search engines."
Googlert Googlert will automatically keep track of your searches and contact you whenever new results appear
ASAE ------ Gateway to Associations Online Search Directory of Association Web Sites This directory service takes you directly to many of the associations currently operating on the World-Wide Web.
Federal News Service - Congressional Transcripts Online Federal News Service was founded in 1985 in response to an urgent and growing need for immediate verbatim transcripts of government briefings, speeches, press conferences and other newsmaker events
ITworld.com - NASA servers hacked Making a tragic day even worse, several servers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) were broken into on Saturday by a group of hackers protesting U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Report: Bush Considering Cyber Warfare President Bush secretly signed an order last July directing administration officials to develop the parameters for possible cyber-attacks against enemy computer networks, according to a report in Friday's Washington Post.

Tuesday, February 04, 2003

NAIC Online - Favorite Books Of NAIC Members Here is a look at the investment texts attracting the interest of NAIC investors.

Sunday, February 02, 2003

Imagination at Work! Draw, write, send
SpellCheck.net Free Online Spell Checker
Regulations.gov On this site, you can find, review, and submit comments on Federal documents that are open for comment and published in the Federal Register, the Government’s legal newspaper.
COUNTER - Online Usage of Electronic Resources The use of online information resources is growing exponentially. It is widely agreed by producers and purchasers of information that the use of these resources should be measured in a more consistent way. Librarians want to understand better how the information they buy from a variety of sources is being used; publishers want to know how the information products they disseminate are being accessed. An essential requirement to meet these objectives is an agreed international Code of Practice governing the recording and exchange of online usage data. COUNTER has developed just such a Code of Practice.
Advisor Op-Ed Some measure of librarian enthusiasm is valid, for digital reference does have merit. Much of the hyperbolic praise, however, is overdrawn and wrongheaded. The hype stems primarily from the profession’s longstanding infatuation with technology––a fascination with gadgetry. Librarianship has yet to meet a technology it doesn’t like.
IFILM - Super Bowl Bud ads, movie trailers for the upcoming Matrix 2, Terminator 3 and The Hulk among others, Ozzy Osbourne with the Osmonds and more!
Yahoo! News - Survey: Internet More Important Than Ever "When you need real information you always go to the library. But (for) easier stuff, and you're too lazy to go to the library, you can find it from Google (news - external web site)," the Internet's leading search engine, said Yale University junior Ralph Byrd, 20.
Google-Opoly: The Game No One but Google Can Play - The strange Google lawsuit over its page-ranking monopoly. More than anything, the suit proves that when you pit the questionable virtue of an Internet parasite against the dubious integrity of an Internet monopolist, you're left with a case that makes everyone just a little bit nauseous.

Saturday, February 01, 2003

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing As a thinking guide, Nuts and Bolts offers not just a bunch of rules to memorize but a framework for how to analyze essays, from their overall structure down to individual words.
ZDNet: Story: Ready to toss that old PC? Read this first It is still foolish to think that data on your discarded hard drive can't be read by someone else. In fact, doing so isn't always illegal.
Love Poems on the Web Here are links to poems expressing every permutation of love.
OFFSTATS Free and easily accessible statistics from official sources