Archive for March, 2006

Out with the Old, In with the New

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 12:00 No Comments

The Internet has changed the way in which society interacts. It is unable to revert back to its former state of mind. Due to this change, its mind set in regards to the way copyrighted media (music, movies, documents, software, etc) is distributed, bought, sold and licensed needs to change as well. There are many […]

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Trusting the Digital Arm

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 12:00 No Comments

Everyday society becomes more dependent on technology. However, this dependency, and at times blind trust, is society’s greatest liability. When technology fails, it can damage and even destroy the data it is entrusted with. The recent incident with MacAfee highlights a prime example of the just sentinel transformed into the blind executioner. People trust their […]

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Genealogy and Computers: Too Much Input

Thursday, March 9, 2006 12:00 No Comments

Computers, coupled with the Internet, have made it easier for people to do their genealogy. In the past, genealogy was done by professionals. Now anyone can research their ancestors and input data into huge genealogical databases. As a drawback, these systems now contain massive amounts of erroneous data and duplicate entries. Of course, these issues […]

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Taxing the Internet

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 12:00 No Comments

How many ways can the government tax the Internet? We pay taxes when we pay our Internet Service Provider bill. We pay taxes when we pay our phone bill. With all these taxes we already pay, I feel that we’ve already been taxed sufficiently for our Internet access. Adding more taxation to the Internet will […]

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Computer Science: A Color that Clashes

Thursday, March 2, 2006 12:00 No Comments

There is no doubt in my mind that women make great computer scientists. My “American” Mother-in-Law and Cousin current living in Georgia are both accomplished programmers and role models. I have no doubt that women face challenges and road blocks when trying to pursue this career. However, interest in the computer arts greatly diminishes in […]

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