‘Worming’ up the new millennium
good got better and the bad became ugly. PCs have become better
and virus that bedevil PC users have become uglier. Both these
computing aspects parallel each other but the last five years of
the millennium will be remembered more for virus than major PC
breakthroughs. Virus celebrated their
20th birthday in November 2003. Malicious programmers, riding the WWW
wave, have done their best to make surfing a pain in the neck.
In fact, such malicious programs have gone more sophisticated
and now there are almost 60,000 viruses in existence.
Some Pretty Amazing
Mail (SPAM) facts
OECD report prepared for an OECD-EU hosted workshop on the problem
provides many facts and figures in an attempt to measure the extent of
make reading better!
firm Philips Electronics said it was preparing to mass-produce a slim,
book-sized display panel onto which consumers could download
newspapers and magazines — then roll up and put away. The 5-inch display, which
can show detailed images, can be rolled up into a pen-sized holder. If
connected to a mobile phone, it can also be used to download Web pages,
a book or e-mail.
Okay, I am online! Now which Website were you talking about?
hits Web voyeurism
Internet piracy has devastated the music business, threatened the
movie industry and may now undercut one of the most ‘successful’
corners of the Web — pornography.
problem of small things
Brinkerhoff & D. Hamilton
according to its fans, will jumpstart a new industrial revolution with
molecular-sized structures as complex as the human cell and 100 times
stronger than steel. The new technology transforms everyday products
and the way they are made by manipulating atoms so that materials can
be shrunk, strengthened and lightened all at once.
drain: India’s loss is world’s gain
A woman to her friend: Hello
ji, kya haal hai? Beta kya kar raha hai aalkal?
Friend: IT kar raha hai.
is an oft-heard piece of conversation in this part of India. And just
ask them to expand the term ‘IT,’ they would be point blank.
Mouthing IT instead of the lowly ‘computer course’ seems classy to
them. Even in such a fast growing technology market like India, the
general public is not much awakened towards the real value of
a pearl hunt
enable myself for the best possible survival, I thought it prudent to
equip myself with a wonderful electronic wizard called PC, which I
feel has become mandatory for one and all. I applied for a computer
course and was quite excited upon being selected for it, with the
apprehensions of usefulness of such a refresher course prevailing on
firms feel good
Government has encouraged private consumption through a reduction in
customs duty on cellphones, computers and electronic goods. With an
attempt to woo the urban middle-class to spend more, the Finance
Minister has announced a combination of import and excise tariff
reductions in computers, cellphones, electronic goods and consumer