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Monday, July 28, 2003

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Chatroom cautions
Roopinder Singh
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HE last thing that parents who have just bought a computer for their childrenís need, want to do is to worry. They have just invested a lot of money in an effort to keep their children abreast with the latest technology. But, soon they find out, as the German philosopher, Immanuel Kant, discovered two centuries ago, there is nothing that is good in itself. Computers are not intrinsically good or bad. It is how you use them that makes them so.

Digicamís odyssey since 1976
Tobias Wiethoff
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LMOST everyone has an analog camera, but the same isnít true for the digital cameras yet. Those looking to jump into the world of film-free photograph often still feel a little like pioneers, even if millions upon millions of the devices were sold last year.

Advantages outweigh disadvantages
Sukhpreet Bedi
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ENDING and receiving messages, letters, etc in the modern society is no longer dependent on the postal system. As electronic medium has ushered in a revolution, computer has become a necessity instead of luxury. The Internet has gifted us e-mail too besides e-commerce, EDI and surfing.

Overcoming e-mail tampering
Deepak Bagai
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-MAILS have become an integral part of the modern business world. E-mail tampering has made sending and receiving them dangerous. E-mail tampering refers to altering of contents of real e-mail to make a fake e-mail containing damaging material.

Cellphones ring in Baghdad mysteriously
Cynthia Johnston
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OBILE phone roaming services were mysteriously available in Baghdad last week, bringing cellular service ó banned under Saddam Hussein ó to ordinary people in the Iraqi capital for the first time. Yet officially, a tender for three mobile phone licences the US-led administration plans to offer across Iraq has yet to take place.

IT WIT
by Sandeep Joshi

IT WIT
This PC needs complete bed rest because it suffers from slipped Ďhardí disk.

Multimedia modules make them self-dependent
Shruti Gupta
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AAZMA Parveen, a resident of the Muslim dominated Seelampur slum colony in east Delhi, was married off when she was just 17. Her in-laws and husband abused her physically, and one day drugged and abandoned her in a town close to Delhi.

...the mouse will play
Dharminder Singh Ubha

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OUSE is an important input device used in a computer. It is a device that is quite helpful in selecting various utilities on the PC and has made the computer operations easy and versatile. When I got a computer installed at my house some years ago, my wife asked me why a mouse was so named. I was not so sure about it so I replied casually: "Because it looks like a mouse".

This professor could have been richer than Gates
George Nishiyama
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E could have been as rich as Bill Gates, but Ken Sakamura says heís fine earning enough to lead an "ordinary life." For in the world of computers the obscure Japanese engineer stands in the top rank along with Gates, having developed an operating system that is more widely used than even Microsoft Corpís Windows.


COLUMNS

Dr Tribune
Your questions on computer-related problems are answered here.

Guest Speak: Hear what the news-makers have to say
Slowdown boosts IT retail
R. Manikandan

Web Jingle: An ear lent to the music on the World Wide Web
She sang bhajan for radio and Choli ke peeche for silver screen
Amit Puri

Book Review: IT in print
Authorís reassurance sets this book apart
Ali Hasnain

Cryptography and Network Security by Atul Kahate. Tata McGraw-Hill. Price Rs. 250. Pages 435

ITerminology
A glossary of new IT terms

Cyber Humour: A choice of IT humour culled from the Net
Tech support
Sunil Sharma

Dotcom World: Sites visited
August 3 ó International Friendship Day
Vinod Kumar

Downloads: Free downloads reviewed
Manage e-mails; Create thumbnails
Raman Mohan

Newsscape: A quick glance at what's happening on the news front

  • Pak hacks 734 Websites

  • Net boom in China

  • Kidney seller convicted

  • Mind-controlled wheelchair

Companyspeak

  • Softspec-VUE pact

  • Aptech@Yemen

  • Cindy Awards

  • DLTSage

IT Click: A view of IT events through the lens

Latest offerings: The latest in prices on the Chandigarh market
This time we take a look at various LCD Monitors.