We started Log in... Tribune on July 31, 2000, in order to bring you
closer to the hi-tech world of information technology and computing.
In the last 100 issues, we have presented varied developments in an
easy-to-understand language. We have discussed topics that impact your
lives and have given you the right input to navigate the increasingly
incomprehensible world of IT. (Note in full)
bacteria for data
a major breakthrough, researchers have edged close to manipulate tiny
bacteria to sub serve drug research by partly replacing living cells.
As envisaged now, the so-called cyber cell project will have a
"profound influence on the way we do life sciences research in
the future," points out Michael Ellison, director of the
Institute for Bio-Molecular Design at Edmonton.
and virtual reality
scientists are using virtual reality to conjure up demons plaguing
schizophrenia patients to help them realise they are not real. By confronting the
psychoses, staff at the Mental Health Research Institute in Melbourne
and the University of Queensland in Brisbane hope patients will be
better able to deal with their hallucinations and ignore them.
|IT happens in
Soundara Rajan N.S.
that received raving reviews - The New York Times hailed it as the
most significant technological innovation of the period and the IT
Ministry awarded it the first Dewang Mehta Award - is all set to go
places, literally. The developers of Simputer, encouraged by the
response received from Chattisgarh, where it has been deplloyed in
educational projects, are working out newer applications.
by school magazine, he is MCSE at 11
Naveen S. Garewal
a hardworking person, age is no bar. Imagine, barely 11 and equipped
with a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification. That
is exactly what Harmanpreet Singh, a Ludhiana student, has achieved
while still being in Class VII at Guru Nanak Public School, Ludhiana.
Harman has achieved this distinguished feat with barely a years
coaching at a local institute, backed by encouragement from his doctor
parents. "My goal is clear. I want to be a computer engineer from
one of the prestigious IITs of the country", says Harman, as his
friends know him.
Dhall & Sachin
competition in the financial services market grows, banks are
facing an increasing need to distinguish their remote banking
services from their competitors. In tandem with the growth in
competition, emerging front end technologies are increasing the
number of delivery channels which customers may use to connect
to the bank. Rapid growth in the
number of Internet connections and users has opened up a large market of
cyber consumers. As more and more useful services are being offered over
the Internet business and home users, Internet use looks set to rise in
popularity to compete with other forms of communication such as
telephone and television.
vision for agro sector
pursuance of the decision of the Union Government to boost information
technology, the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Union
Ministry of Agriculture, has formulated Information Technology (IT)
CPU work faster
the past 15 years, the power of microcomputers has increased
dramatically. When people talk about computing power, they
usually mean the speed with which the computer processes data.
Therefore, more computing speed means faster processing. The
circuitary design of a CPU determines its basic speed, but
several additional factors can make chips already designed for
speed work even faster. You must already be aware of some of
these, such as CPUs, registers and the memory, cache memory,
clock speed, data bus, and math coprocessor affect a computerís
on for NASA hacker
prosecutors said they were searching for a computer hacker believed by
the USA to have penetrated NASA (National Aeronautics and Space
Administration) causing damage reportedly estimated at $1 million. The
search was focusing on Poznan in the west of Poland, a country that
has a tradition of code breaking dating back to helping crack Nazi
Germany's Enigma encryption machine during World War II.
still has miles to go
enterprise services still have some way to go in Asia, as, in fact, in
the rest of the world. Though deployment of services has happened in
some countries, those are mainly trials and pilots tests, rather than
full fledged roll out, and at this stage wireless continues to be very
much an emerging market, analysts from a US-based research and
consultancy firm, IDC, said.
... and I thought cool_rhino was just your screen name!
vacations, prefer offline mode
it sounds too good to be true, the papers say that holidays to the
Mediterranean are going for as little as $ 74 per week - and at that
price I'm keen to get my pale mitts on one. Apparently the cheapest way
to do so is through an online auction.
still prevalent in India
piracy is a growing problem among businesses internationally as well
as in India. Even with a decrease in the software piracy during the
last 10 years, it is still high in India. According to IDC estimates,
the money lost in 2001 from pirated software is estimated to be close
to $ 245 million, which is almost half of the legal packaged software
market. This revenue loss was mainly due to piracy by unauthorised
copying and selling and unauthorised bundling with hardware.
Growth of Indian IT Industry