Sunday, April 16, 2000
The Laptop Ate Y Attention Span
The latest issue on business school campuses? It's not whether to start your own dot-com before graduation, but whether you should be allowed to use your laptop in the classroom as you please.
Cyber Grannies is a fun way to explore the alphabet and basic vocabulary words. The 3D animations are beautifully illustrated and offer an immersive environment for young players. This title is really enjoyable, although players may wish the action games were just a little longer.
NTBugtraq: Had [Microsoft] been given a reasonable amount of time to respond, nobody would have been in a tizzy about anything... Decide for yourself whether we were better served by (more) immediate disclosure or not.
iRights: If you could add up all of the person-hours spent on the processes invoked when you viewed this web page... from the web-browser and network connection you're using down to the silicon itself... how would that compare to the person-hours spent preparing for the invasion of Normandy, which I believe is still the largest military exercise ever.
iCab preview release version 2.0 is now ready for your download.
Bill Gates's Money
Whatever the fallout from the federal antitrust suit, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be one Gates institution left standing. Patty Stonesifer and her colleagues at the foundation have problems of a different kind: everyone wants a piece of them.
MS Security Flaw Called "Pinhole"
Company retracts statements that the so-called "Weenie" security hole is actually a cyberback door.