Sunday, November 30, 2003
Government Information Locator Service An effort to identify, locate, and describe publicly available Federal information resources, including electronic information resources.
OCLC and The Library Hotel settle trademark complaint Under the settlement terms, The Library Hotel will receive permission from OCLC to use the Dewey Decimal Classification® trademarks in its hotel and in its marketing materials, with an acknowledgment that OCLC is the owner of the Dewey® trademarks.
Saturday, November 29, 2003
Amid complaints, Dell closes overseas call centers U.S. customers have complained that support operators are difficult to communicate with because of thick accents and scripted responses.
Posted by JCK at 29.11.03
Sunday, November 23, 2003
Google No. 1 search site in the world according to OneStat.com Google's global usage share has reached an all time high and has risen from 55.2 percent to 56.1 percent. Google's global usage share has increased 0.9 percent the last 6 months . Yahoo's global usage share remains stable. The second largest search engine on the web has a global usage share of 21.5 percent.
Saturday, November 22, 2003
Shhh! People are trying to compute No one's saying the books should be set on fire or anything. In fact, they ought to be made reasonably available to the two dozen or so contrarian throwbacks who still get their kicks opening up crusty volumes of outdated prose. Let's just get all them the hell out of harm's way so the building can be put to some real use.
Dipping Into Books Online: Is It Stealing? A few weeks ago, typing "pumpkin cheesecake" or "Cancún hotels" into the search box at an online bookstore would turn up only books with those keywords in their titles or subjects. Now, Web surfers can unearth, read, and even print recipes, travel tips, or anything else mentioned in the 120,000 books whose publishers have let Amazon make their texts fully searchable.
Sunday, November 16, 2003
Sunday, November 09, 2003
Surprised Google & Microsoft Talked Takeover? You Shouldn't Be! Now that Google appears headed down the IPO path, it seems extremely unlikely that such an acquisition would actually happen. Speculation about it almost seems wasteful, but that's not keeping plenty of people from doing so.