Virtual world can’t
substitute the actual
desperate mother consults a virtual physician to cure her sick
child. Raghav participates in a Usenet newsgroup to advocate a
spiritual organisation he belongs to. Girish has developed
relationships with other virtual explorers who share his passion
for mountain climbing. Rajesh and Vandana met in a chatroom,
became friends and are getting married this winter. Welcome to
the age of cyberspace relationships. The Internet has reshaped
what we meant by culture and has transformed the way we think,
communicate, and interact. Like it or not, cyberspace has become
the new frontier in social relationships.
is Hi-Tech Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB) launched spot-billing
system through handheld computers for spot billing and cash collection
through laser scanned machines. With this, Himachal becomes the first
state in region to introduce the system of modern management tools
with the latest state-of-the-art technology. Introduced as a
replicable pilot project to be extended to other towns in the state in
due course of time, the above system presently covers Shimla city
attracts IT students from abroad
is destination Pune these days for Japanese and South Koreans wanting
to pick up skills in IT or recruit specialists in the field. Close on
the heels of South Korean students arriving in this western Indian
city for a brush with high-end IT education, the Japanese are here to
scout for software professionals.
is common between Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham, Lagaan, Devdas,
Mohabattein. Obviously, the star-cast was different. The common
bond is the animation and digital effect. In fact, animation and
digital effects have found a new home — Bollywood. In the next three
years, India is projected to receive more than $2 billion worth
animation business. So what is the scope and how is this IT-enabled
catches mouse as Bihar looks at IT
Minister Rabri Devi is anxious to learn her way around the keyboard
and mouse before she hands over computers to legislators in the Bihar
Assembly. A search is now on for a woman instructor to tutor Rabri
Devi. "She has shown keen interest to learn the basics of
computers and how to operate it," says a source close to the
has left the building.
…he’s in cyberspace
Presley may have "left the building," but the "King of
Rock ‘n’ Roll" lives on and on —- and on —- in the
endless corridors of cyberspace. Using the Google search engine alone
to input the popular phrase: "Elvis has left the building"
yields over 68,000 results on the Internet. That
sentence, originally an announcement at the end of a Presley concert
to persuade fans to go home, has come to generally mean that something
— anything — is complete.
in the midst of e-commerce revolution
the series of latest developments that marked the progress of
technology is the World Wide Web (WWW). On par with the earlier
discoveries such as fire, steam engine and the proliferation of
telephone lines, the WWW ushers many revolutionary changes relating to
how human beings communicate, educate, entertain and the way how they
carry on businesses. This marks a new era in the history of human
laptops with wireless bond
owners now need not worry about losing their confidential documents as
a new system can now automatically prevent unauthorised access of all
their data by creating a wireless bond between the owner and the
machine that encrypts the data when he is out of range. Researchers at the
University of Michigan have developed the new system, which locks down
by itself when the master is away, preventing the data from falling into
the wrong hands. Moreover, it should protect data even if files have
been left open on screen, they added.
I asked her to refresh the computer. Look at what she has done!
harassment comes out of closet
harassment at the workplace in India’s IT industry is beginning to
come out of the closet after a top Infosys executive was slapped with a
lawsuit late last month.Officials of several IT companies have begun to
seriously look at the issue, so far swept under the carpet, and appear
to be getting over the ‘denial syndrome’ —- it cannot be happening
in their companies, or in India.
portal piques ‘Dinosaur’ director
director Steven Spielberg’s lawyers have served notice on a Website
in the southern state of Kerala over its name. The Indian Website
design firm has a site called dreamworkzweb.com, similar to the
production company DreamWorks set up by Spielberg and producers
Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen.
change design department
us go down the memory lane and try to recollect the appearance of a
design department of manufacturing unit. We would be reminded of the
office being full of massive drawing boards with drafters attached to
it. However, visit the same design department today and you will find
computers loaded with latest software for product designing.
British government dismissed as ‘utter drivel’ a claim by one of the
country’s top journalists that officials may have hacked into the
computers of the BBC to spy on reports before they were aired.