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Ballot box is past, EVM present and e-voting could be the future
ILLUSTRATION BY SANDEEP JOSHI
by Raman Mohan
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N a few years, voters in democracies around the world may be casting their votes in their pyjamas from their homes. Polling stations and booths, as we may know them now will become extinct. Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) connected to the Internet will record votes and declare results moments after voting closes. Information about parties, issues and candidates will be available online to help voters decide.

 

After Chandigarh, it's going to be Ludhiana and Jalandhar
by Peeyush Agnihotri
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E came, he supervised and he went away. That is how one can sum up the last week's Chandigarh visit of media-shy Atul Goel, Chief Officer of Essel Group of Industries, a $ 300- million business house better known for Zee TV network and Essel theme park. He was here to oversee how the work at multiplex theatre in Mani Majra (where Dhillon theatre once stood) is going on.

Partitioning hard disk
by Vipul Verma
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OST of the users are not aware on how to format the hard disk and make partitions. Normally an average computer user depends on the hardware vendor to format the hard disk and make partitions that is normally considered a difficult task. Formatting and partitioning the hard disk is a simple task involving just a few steps, which can be performed by an average computer user.

Puzzle with proposal
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INDING love has moved from the poetic courtyards of Shakespeare to the smudged pages of personal ads and now to the Internet. Courtship, like commerce, has gone electronic. You can now find romance on the Web, and with the speed of e-mail.

Software solutions for manufacturing firms
by Sumesh Raizada
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s the Internet grew in popularity and spread to different corners of the world, companies started developing several new and innovative software applications to utilise its full potential. The Internet became a source, not only for entertainment, information or chatting but also a medium for commerce and business process improvement. 

Nasscomís Budget proposal
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ASSCOM (National Association of Software and Service Companies), the apex industry association of IT Software and Service companies in India, has submitted its recommendations for the Union Budget 2002 to the Government, for consideration. Nasscom has urged the government to remove certain procedural bottlenecks in order to further growth in the Indian software and services industry.

Sentinel against paedophiles
by Tony Thompson
COMPUTER software that monitors sex offenders while they surf the Internet is being tested by the UK Government to see if it can be used to reduce levels of reoffending.

 

ON HARDWARE
Wear a matching PC
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AOKI Harasawa is a industrial designer, Michie Sone is a fashion designer. The two have pooled their talents to create a range of wearable personal computers embedded in trendy everyday clothes.

Music Beat
From Meri Aawaz Suno to her own album, Sunidhi's come a long way

Cyber Kids
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Kids Chat
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