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View Resource RCCS: Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies

"Cyberculture is a collection of cultures and cultural products that exist on and/or are made possible by the Internet, along with the stories told about these cultures and cultural products." This working definition is put forth by the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies (RCCS), a not-for-profit organization directed by David Silver. RCCS hopes to foster a web community where students,...

http://mith.umd.edu/research/rccs-resource-center-for-cyberc...
View Resource Losing Ground Bit by Bit: Low-Income Communities in the Information Age

Losing Ground Bit by Bit: Low-Income Communities in the Information Age by Susan Goslee is a report on the effect of current telecommunication technologies on low-income economies; it was published as part of the ongoing collaborative series What's Going On by the Benton Foundation and the National Urban League. Report chapters cover defining the technology gap, gap barriers, the need for better...

http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED424333.pdf
View Resource Falling Through the Net II: New Data on the Digital Divide: NTIA

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recently published this report commissioned by Vice President Al Gore. The report analyzes telephone and computer penetration rates in the US to determine who is connected, and who is not connected, to the information infrastructure. This report updates the conclusions of an earlier report, "Falling Through the Net: A Survey of...

https://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/net2
View Resource Internet And Society: A Preliminary Report

The Stanford Institute for the Quantitative Study of Society released on February 17, 2000, a 43-page study of the social consequences of the Internet. The study, based on surveys of 4,113 adults in 2,689 households, reaches several provocative conclusions. Among them: up to 25 percent of the "respondents who use the Internet regularly (more than 5 hours a week) feel that it has reduced their time...

http://www2.uca.es/HEURESIS/documentos/Preliminary_Report.pd...
View Resource New Media Studies: Web Culture, Design, and Reviews a Go-Go

Yes, that subtitle is correct. Despite its author's obvious fondness for all things Sixties (there are pastel daisies on the homepage), this is an excellent site to consult for both creators and scholars of Internet culture. The site features reviews (with accompanying links) of Websites and books devoted to Internet culture, economics, and design. The site's creator -- David Gauntlett, Lecturer...

http://www.newmediastudies.com/index.htm
View Resource Cybersoc.com

The brainchild of Robin Hamman a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster's Hypermedia Research Centre, this Website bills itself as "an online resource for social scientists interested in the study of the internet, cyberspace, computer mediated communication, and online communities." The site offers issues of Cybersociology Magazine -- "an e-zine for those interested in the...

http://www.cybersoc.com/
View Resource The Journey Inside

The Web designers at Intel did a tremendous job when designing The Journey Inside, a Web site on computer and Internet-related technologies. Six sections offer interactive lessons, video demonstrations, and interesting stories about fundamental concepts. The first section provides a general introduction to computers. Next is an informative overview of Circuits and Switches, followed by a...

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/k12/the-jo...
View Resource Chess Championship: Humans vs. Computer

This nine-page article, published on May 4, 2003, discusses the capabilities of computer chess programs and examines the possibility "that artificial intelligence is superior to human mind." Beginning with the realization that most chess grandmasters rely on computers for training, the article proceeds to analyze the dynamic of a game involving a human and a computer. The history of such matches...

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/editorial/display/chess.htm...
View Resource Chronology of Personal Computers

This document by Ken Polsson "is an attempt to bring various published sources together to present a timeline about Personal Computers." The author has posted this document online as he continues to work on a book project, for which he has browsed extensively through various sources for historical information related to personal computers. The document provides a brief summary of "the essential...

http://www.islandnet.com/~kpolsson/comphist/