husband lives in Liberia, her daughter is studying in college in the
USA, and she is now in Chandigarh. How would Balreet keep them in touch
with whatís happening? Through e-mail of course, you would say. Right, but in addition
to that she wants to convey so many things that canít quite be
described through wordsóher sonís smile after he got admission in
his fatherís alma matter, for example. Thatís when she turns to a
opening new vistas for women
is a potential gold mine for women in the developing countries, but to
seize those opportunities they will have to overcome lack of
education, infrastructure and finance, says a new UNCTAD report.
not safe. Am I?
messaging (IM) refers to the capability to send an immediate,
text-based message to another user on a computer network. As instant
messaging use grows, so do business concerns about security,
authenticity, and encryption. Business users will make up nearly half
of the 506 million IM users expected online by 2006, say IDC
is considering a controversial scheme to surgically implant electronic
tags in convicted paedophiles amid fears that the extent of children
abuse has been massively underestimated. Documents obtained by The
Observer newspaper in London reveal the UK Government could track
paedophiles by satellite, with a system similar to that used to locate
who grows data
the farmersí organisations mount their agitation against
globalisation and as policy makers tax their brains for solving the
crisis in the farm sector, one man has been trying almost
single-handedly for the last five years to collect information on
various aspects of farming from diverse sources and explore a path for
the state to emerge unscathed out of the WTO maze.
visit raises hopes
is an air of cautious optimism in the realm of information technology,
two years after the dotcom bust followed by 9/11. The announcement by
Microsoft honcho Bill Gates that his company will invest $ 400 million
(Rs 2000 crore) in India over the next three years has been applauded.
Going by the indications in Bangalore where IT is the lingua franca
after Kannada, new openings, online jobs, new training centres
linked with universities abroad will beckon the trained
Hello, A to Z Computers? The cup holder in the PC you supplied to me goes in every time I put my coffee cup on it.
and acquisitions may be the way out
and acquisitions, or M&A, could become the way out for several
mid-sized and small companies as the clones of the biggies get
clobbered in a possible shakeout in Indiaís IT industry. Mascot
Systemsí planned acquisition of US-based eJiva and Hyderabad-based
Aqua Regia to drive business growth is being seen in industry circles
as a logical step towards meeting the demands of the uncertain global
stalkers active, IT Act silent
understanding of the virtual world is woefully slim; and of cyber
crimes, even less. But, as law enforcers are finding out, their effect
on the real world is devastating; preventing and detecting cyber
crimes is now being given a priority. Economic offences dog the $1.2
trillion electronic commerce industry worldwide. Even as law enforcers
struggle to cope, other ó and newer ó violations loom large, the
victims falling into an anonymous abyss. The Internet can, and often
has, become the space for predators seeking women and children.
it, wonít it?
wireless technology becomes more affordable, new applications are
being discovered daily that were not economically feasible in the
past. One of these is Wireless in Local Loop (WiLL) which represents
one of the most exciting growth opportunities in the communications
set to storm hi-tech world
world today is on the brink of a technological revolution it cannot
fathom. In the near future, a supercomputer will be as big as a human
cell, a four-person, and surface-to-orbit spacecraft no larger or more
expensive than a family car. Soon, every person on the planet will be
introduced to a new, more powerful industrial revolution capable of
bringing wealth, health and education without pollution. This is the
promise of the new emerging technology called nanotechnology.