a thousand years ago, humans came across a novel idea: instead of
singing a single note, they decided to combine two, or several different
notes to create a whole new range of sounds. The result was polyphonic
sound, which changed the landscape of music altogether, enabling rich
sounds that were to be the foundation of modern music as we know it.
women fall for the Net
ASIAN women were full of
festive cheer on the Internet in December with a huge surge in the use
of e-mail and electronic greeting cards, NetValue has declared in
Singapore. The proportion of Hong Kong women who used e-mail doubled
between October and December to top the survey of four Asian markets,
the Internet measurement firm said in a statement.
children know the future
are two ways of predicting the technological future. One is to buy a
crystal ball. The other is to watch what kids do with technology. The
second is by far the more productive approach. Consider mobile phones.
the garbage out
is a very old concept in the computer world, "garbage in, garbage
out." This signified that in programming if you fed in wrong
information and syntax, then the output you got would be wrong. Though
today with user-friendly application-based programs available there is
not much scope for programming at the user level, this concept still
Be heard in
voice over Internet
is going to be the next call in the IT world, which will possibly signal
the next wave of IT revolution. Client-based programming careers are
nowadays seeing a downtrend. However, careers in convergence are hot and
have a promising future.
languages get their due
number of initiatives have been taken under the Technology Development
for Indian Languages programme of the Ministry of Information Technology
for the development of Indian languages processing tools, human-machine
interface systems, translation support systems, corpora and lexical
phone shields that don't work
CERTAIN shields touted as
protecting cell phone users from radiation don't work as advertised and
may cause the wireless devices to emit even more energy, the US Federal
Trade Commission has announced.
music piracy pact gets into swing
A GROUNDBREAKING international
pact to protect musicians and the multi-billion dollar recording
industry from Internet piracy will finally go into force in May, a
United Nations agency announced in Geneva on February 21.