The Internet Geography Project
maps various fundamental attributes of
the Internet to geographical regions,
providing some much-needed perspective
on who is really wired in and where the
fastest Internet-related growth may be
Napster certainly raises some thorny
issues, but what other alternatives are
there to the traditional music
distribution system? A company called
Fairtunes.Com is offering one: pay the
artists directly at your discretion.
An article on Music Dish provides some
Jakob Nielsen, web design guru (rated
number 6 on ZDNet AnchorDesk's list of
The Web's 10 Most Influential People)
weighs in on WAP (the technology being
used on these newfangled cell phones to
allow you to browse the web from anywhere),
and the forecast is not good.
Frustrated by the endless deluge of
unsolicited commercial email (aren't we
all?), Walter Dnes has come up with a
pretty effective solution, at least for
those with the technical know-how to
put it in place.
It looks like some of the class space
opera devices like force fields and
plasma shields may actually become a
possibility, as a researcher at Old
Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia
demonstrates a very early prototype.
Robert X. Cringely delivers a startling
new view on the FBI's Carnivore Internet
surveillance effort. If you read this,
read it all the way through to understand the
full import of what he's saying.