Easongate

Recently at the “World Economic Forum(World Economic Forum)”:http://www.weforum.org/ at Davos, Switzerland, “Eason Jordan(Eason Jordan)”:http://www.cnn.com/CNN/anchors_reporters/jordan.eason.html of CNN made some “remarks(An Abbreviated Timeline of Events)”:http://billroggio.com/easongate/archives/2005/02/an_abbreviated.php while on a panel. There is no “consensus(Eason Jordan, Quote, Unquote)”:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6490-2005Feb7.html on what he said. Seemingly this whole issue could be potentially resolved by releasing the videotape, which the WEF is “refusing( Help: Why the WEF Video is Important to Me)”:http://sisypheanmusings.blogspot.com/2005/02/help-why-wef-video-is-important-to-me.html to do.

Technology Generation Gap

bq.The cliché of Web-savvy teenagers clicking circles around their parents is simply not a reality, according to a new study by the Nielsen Norman Group that challenges Internet stereotypes of teen “technowizards.” The study showed that teens quickly succumb to Internet ennui and, unlike their parents, give up quickly on sites that are difficult to navigate.

Library on a Train

bq.Do trains encourage reading habit which is sliding worldwide? Yes, says a highcourt lawyer who has approached Railway Minister to introduce lending library in long-distance trains. – “P. K. Surendran(Lalu urged to launch library in trains)”:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/783491.cms It certainly isn’t your typical bookmobile, but it could make a lot of sense in areas where people rely on mass transit.

Hitting the Mark

Hello from the Adam’s Mark in Downtown Jacksonville. The hotel does not have wireless access, but it does have a red cable in every room marked “Free High Speed Internet.” Of course, I just did a speed test at Cnet and it measure a blazing 16.8 kbps.

Internet Management

So far this week I have had the opportunity speak with librarians from Montana and Broward County, Florida. And you know what we spoke about both times: how we manage the use of Internet stations. That is so depressing to me that that is where the overwhelming concern of the profession is right now.

Computer Security Tool

I hadn’t looked at the “Public Access Computer Security Tool(Public Access Computer Security Tool)”:http://www.pacomputing.org/PACTool/ that the Gates Foundation created in a while. It looks like there are capabilities worth investigating. And I found a link to “WebJunction(WebJunction)”:http://www.webjunction.org/do/Home, which I don’t recall visiting before.

E-Mail Machine 3.0

I have completed the “latest version(Creating an E-Mail Only Machine)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2002/08/20/email of the instructions (clarified a few things) and it now includes a .zip file with everything you need. The new web page should alleviate the problem I have been having of people trying to use web2mail to check their one of their web-based accounts.

Creating Internet Content

bq.Despite the potential of turning every Internet user into a publisher, relatively few have created Web journals called blogs and even fewer do so with regularity, a new study finds. Some bloggers indeed update their journals often, in some cases several times a day.

Servicing Consumers

I complained a few months ago about sites requiring things like “Flash(Flashing Random House)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2003/07/flashing that can limit accessability to those who do not have it available Today, I was working on a project and was trying to find some consumer information at the Florida Division of Consumer Services and ended up at this introduction to “Service Point(Welcome to Service Point)”:http://www.fldfs.com/consumers/sp_redirect.htm.

Online Licenses

If you were looking for a silly solution to a serious problem, you can find it “here(Should licence be required to go on-line?)”:http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20030912.gtlicencesep12/BNStory/Technology/.