From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (23)
Subject: curiosities online
>For your profit and delight, from the Guardian Online section for today:
(1) Comune di Roma homepage, <http://www.comune.roma.it>.
(2) The Queen's own website, <http://www.royal.gov.uk>. It was unavailable
when I tried. I actually did think, "I am not amused!"
(3) Intel's connectedpc.com (Exploratory Technologies) site, offering for
download, e.g. The Intel Selection Recognition Agent V2.0, "an experimental
software application that dynamically generates hyperlinks between
information on your desktop and relevant applications... and WWW sites."
(4) International Herald Tribune, <http://www.iht.com/>.
Also note Douglas Rushkoff, "Live but unplugged", on an apparent trend for
big businesses to pull out of Internet advertising, because of the
"painfully small" market. "Here in New York," Rushkoff writes, "college
graduates with Internet skills are now churning out resumes at the speed
they used to produce HTML code" -- because they can no longer find work as
Web designers. Companies are discovering that the Web is not very
profitable. "The safest place to be on the Web is independent," he writes.
Is this not good news?
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