Search Inside the Book Now instead of just displaying books whose title, author, or publisher-provided keywords match your search terms, your search results will surface titles based on every word inside the book
Saturday, October 25, 2003
Is Wi-Fi Bad for Your Health? According to a lawsuit filed in a suburb of Chicago, continued exposure to 802.11 signals might be causing damage that could result in memory loss or other neurological harm, at least in relation to children. The suit, filed against the Oak Park school district by some concerned parents, may well be the first ever to contend Wi-Fi could be a physical danger.
Google Further 'Defines' Search Users type the word "define," then a space, and the word or phrase they want defined into the Google.com search pane. If Google has seen a definition on the Web, it retrieves and display it on a results page. The commands "what is" and "definition" also work.
Sunday, October 19, 2003
ConsumerReports adds 'buy' button The Web site, which like the magazine offers independent reviews of everything from cars to washing machines to mobile phones, has introduced a pilot program to allow consumers to make purchases online through comparison shopping site Bizrate.com.
The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies Access official statistics collected and published by more than 100 Federal agencies without having to know in advance which agency produces them.
Bubble bursts for electronic books But the reader's love affair with the printed word is far from over because, as Chris Barnard, technology analyst at IDC consultancy, concluded, "One problem is that e-books are up against a very established technology, namely books. And most people are very happy with that technology".
Monday, October 13, 2003
Sunday, October 12, 2003
Transition to the 13-Digit ISBN for U.S. Publishers There is concern in the U.S. publishing community that the transition from a 10-digit to 13-digit ISBN will be a costly endeavor that must be completed by January 2005
Monday, October 06, 2003
How Librarians Can Manage the Unintended Consequences of the Internet The Internet has unquestionably been a "Good Thing" for libraries, allowing them to offer a collection of news and documents and art and music no single library could ever have afforded. It has allowed librarians to deliver magazines, newspapers, books, catalogs, and even virtual reference, 24/7/365. Yet I still notice that virtually all the difficulties librarians have experienced in the last few years were unintended consequences of this Good Thing.