From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (32)
Subject: new on WWW
>From the "Online" section of the <cite>Guardian</cite>, for Thursday,
19 December, new or newly noted on the Web:
(1) Global Internet Project, <http://www.gip.org/>, "an international
group of senior executives committed to spurring the growth of the
Internet worldwide". Consists of representatives from 16 major companies,
"primarily from the software and telecommunications segments of the
Internet industry". A history of the Internet, plans for its future, etc.
(2) U.S. National Information Infrastructure awards for 1996, at
<http://www.gii-awards.com.>. "Sponsored by more than 60 industry,
government and community leaders, the National Information
Infrastructure (NII) Awards recognizes and honors superior accomplishment
in applications of the Internet and information highway. The Awards
program seeks out, celebrates and showcases those projects that show the
world the power and potential of networked, interactive communications."
10 winning sites listed, finalists, and semi-finalists.
(3) Live music webcast using RealAudio at 8 p.m. GMT each evening until
Christmas. Details at <http://www.liveconcerts.com/>. Hmm. I think of an
early use of the telephone, when various people were trying to figure out
what it was good for: to transmit music from the concert hall into
people's homes. The invention of the radio quickly made it clear that the
telephone had another destiny. People are now arguing for the idea of
"digital radio", which offers randomly selectable programmes. I keep
wondering why we need to mess with something that does its job
brilliantly already. Perhaps someone would
care to explain.
(4) Historical Speech Archive, at <http://www.webcorp.com/sounds/>.
Chamberlain, Churchill, Martin Luther King, Ruchard Nixon, Joseph
(5) Telematics for Research, invitation for proposals by the European
Commission, at <http://www.scimitar.terena.nl>.
(6) CNet, Newsmakers, with interviews of Bill Gates and Jean-Louis
Gasse/e (formerly of Apple, now developer of the Be operating system, at
Enjoy. Like contributions welcome.
Dr. Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer
King's College London / Strand / London WC2R 2LS
+44 0171 873-2784 / Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk