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An age-old art with many modern twists

by Prashant Bakshi

CRYPTOGRAPHY — the art of secret writing — is nearly as old as the art of writing itself, and goes back at least 4,000 years in history. From the handwritten ‘Caesar Cipher’ used by Julius Caesar, to the contemporary ‘PGP’ (Pretty Good Privacy), a freely available cryptographic system on the Internet — the fascinating evolution of this art (some call it science) has transformed it into a key technology of the information age.

Patrolling cyberspace is a legal maze
by Ali Hasnain
ELCOME to Cyberland, which along with a ruined Russian economy was a fall out of the cold war! A unique instance of a war creating rather than destroying. The idea was born out of the fear of a nuclear strike. Bruce Sterling spoke of the Internet as "a post apocalypse command grid."

IGNOU tele-learning centres in region soon
by Peeyush Agnihotri
GNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) tele-learning centres (TLCs) are to come up very soon in this region. One would be in Chandigarh and another in one of the major cities of Punjab. Right now the nearest one is in Delhi," Dr Umesh Chander Pandey, Regional Director, IGNOU regional centre, Khanna, told Login Tribune.


Scientific calculator on PC
by Vipul Verma
OST commonly, the users feel that over a period of time, their computer has grown slow. There could be many factors responsible for this kind of problem, but one of the factors is the regular usage of resources. Though the regular usage of resources does not mean that the resources get old or incapable through constant use.

Career cavities in Bluetooth
by Sumesh Raizada
LMOST everyday, we come across news of an advanced microprocessor chip, hardware device or new software, getting introduced in the market. By the time existing product gets established, its own modified version or that of competitor comes into the market making the previous one obsolete.

ERP vendors emerging as major e-business enablers, says IDC
HE ERP software market has been estimated to be of the tune of Rs. 321 crore in the year 2000-01 and is expected to reach Rs.507.5 crores by 2005-06, exhibiting a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.6 per cent. This has been revealed in a recent report published by IDC (India) titled 'ERP Market in India, 2001'.

New processor from AMD stable
MD (Advanced Micro Devices) launched the new AMD Athlon XP processor 2000+ last week. Systems featuring the AMD Athlon XP processor 2000+ are expected to be immediately available from Compaq in the USA.


iMac design resets the Apple cart

PPLE Computer unveiled a radical new design for its most popular desktop computer - the iMac - that squeezes the guts of the machine into a domed base sprouting a futuristic flat-screen monitor.

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