information and ideas spread on the Net
by Karl Hodge
might not think dancing hamsters and the flu have much in common,
other than the ability to irritate. But they do — thanks to a theory
which suggests ideas and information may replicate themselves in the
same way viruses spread.
advertisers who sweated bricks trying to reach a resistant audience of
Net users, "viral marketing" is the Holy Grail. One of the
high profile examples is Hotmail.
degree is just a mouse-click away
Those who sought knowledge
had to move away from home. Gurukuls and the Nalanda University of
ancient times had scholars from China. Each era bears a testimony to
the fact that there is no short-cut to advanced education.
that monkey about in computers
Most of the
computer-users might be amused to get a message flashed on their
screen: "Bandar (monkey) found in the system".
Imagine the user’s plight when he realizes that it’s a virus,
which is responsible for the message. No joking! This bandar
can actually start some monkey business with the system. That’s not
media: the battle over a domain name
by Polly Sprenger
KATIE TARBOX, a young
American writer, has been making headlines since May, when her
autobiographical book, Katie.com, the story of her seduction by
an online paedophile, was published in the US. Her publishers touted
the book by as: "An onest, eye-opening account of a young woman
who was bitterly betrayed by the information age."
A remember-all microchip named RAM
by Vipul Verma
Do you weigh the same
Dancing to the Web's tune
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