Getting off the superhighway
- Never, ever do this on the Internet. Breeck, Karen // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;07/01/97, Vol. 157 Issue 1, p67
Discusses the basic rules of etiquette on the Internet. How the guidelines include electronic mail security; Replying; Cross-posting; Newsgroups; Forwarding e-mail.
- CONTROL & CREATIVITY. Lessig, Lawrence // American Spectator;Jan/Feb2002, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p42
Speculates the influence Internet will have on society and human creativity. Ability of digital technology to replicate reality; Illustration on the impact of the Internet on the way humans communicate.
- Caught in the Net. // Christian Science Monitor;8/15/97, Vol. 89 Issue 183, p20
Opinion. Discusses the power of the Internet. The commencement speech falsely attributed to author Kurt Vonnegut; The ability of the Internet, or Net, and the World Wide Web, to entangle information and spread disinformation; The importance of the message as opposed to the importance of the...
- 'Wired churches, wired temples' Regan, Tom // Christian Science Monitor;1/4/2000, Vol. 93 Issue 28, p12
Discusses the ability of the Internet to strengthen spiritual and social bonds between people, in light of a study on the subject.
- Making the best connection in a virtual world. Griffin, Marie // Drug Store News;10/6/97, Vol. 19 Issue 16, p8
Editorial. Reflects on the impact the Internet has on the way people connect to each other. Author's reunion with a long-lost friend via the 'net; Dialogue the author enjoys through electronic mail with the readers of `Drug Store News'; Potential problems from the 'net.
- A support group at your fingertips. Hise, Phaedra // Health (Time Inc. Health);Mar/Apr95, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p38
Discusses the benefits of a support group on the Internet computer network. Help in coping with fears about illness; Personal experience with ankylosing spondylitis. INSET: Mental notes..
- `Earthquake! Here! Now!' Benedikt, Claire // Odyssey;Mar95, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p32
Gives examples of how the Internet served as a link between people and information after the Northridge, California earthquake. How Toby Koehler, in Germany, kept connected with his sister in Los Angeles through FurryMuck, a recreational text-based virtual-reality system on the Internet; How...
- Ghosts in the machine. Turkle, Sherry // Sciences;Nov/Dec95, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p36
Examines the cast of characters on the Internet. Users' grafting of various aspects of their personalities onto distinct characters; Impersonations of real people by robot-sentence-parsing engines.
- Bridging the gap between the haves and have-nots. Blanchard, Robert // San Diego Business Journal;02/07/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p41
Comments on the existence of the Digital Divide phenomenon in the United States, where people with computer and Internet access are delineated from those who do not have access. Need to bring Internet access to people of all races and status; Importance of computers for educational advancement;...
- Dangerous assumptions. Kinnaman, Daniel E. // Technology & Learning;Apr97, Vol. 17 Issue 7, p72
Opinion. Comments on the assumption that computers and the Internet stops the average individual from thinking. Reference to a graphic in a `USA Snapshot' in `USA Today' newspaper on student achievement using computer technology and Cliff Stoll, author of `Silicon Snake Oil'; Belief of author...