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HISTORY OF THE INTERNET
Release 4.0 of Hobbes' Internet Timeline, an authoritative Internet history, is now available by e-mail from timeline=AT=hobbes.mitre.org or on the Web at the Internet Society site (http://www.isoc.org/z akon/Internet/History/HIT.html)
An online emergency medical encyclopedia.
The following three items were recently added to the database and will be of particular interest. Don't forget that there are over 2,200 other valuable resources in the database:
Arctic Winter Games Economic Impact Study
Peak Performers - Staff Recruitment (presentation, given at the
1998 PRO Aquatics Conference on November 5, 1998)
Nepean Parks and Recreation PRICING GUIDELINES FOR PROGRAMS AND
Leisure Information Network
Tel: 416 426 7176 Fax: 416 426 7421
Are You Sagging? Are you in danger of contracting that new malady known as PC Rear (otherwise known as enlarged rear), you need to think about your health. Even if you are on your feet all day, you ought to think about how to keep your body fit and healthy. Luckily, there are lots of web sites to help you whether you are interested in desk exercises or eating right.
Check out Women's Wire five-minute workout tips at http://www.womenswire.com/work/takefive/
Try the American Heart Association's Just Move website at http://www.justmove.com/
Or the American Health for Women site at http://americanhealth.com/
Visit Dr. Koop's comprehensive health site at http://www.drkoop.com/
Silicon Valley is looking to the future and it sees... plastics. Within five years, silicon-on-plastic technology will be commonplace, with companies reserving more durable straight silicon chips for some of the heavier computing tasks. "Silicon on plastic was inevitable," says MIT professor Akintunde Akinwande. "This technology could be used to create foldable computer displays." Initial uses will be for the military, because that's where the money is, says Akinwande. "The military can pay prices of $100,000," for sophisticated flexible computer screens, while "the consumer market needs prices of under $1,000... Sheets of this material could be put on a wall to create a (constantly changing) environment." (Investor's Business Daily 23 Dec 98)
IBM TOPS PATENT LIST
IBM Corp. was granted the most U.S. patents for the sixth consecutive year in 1998. With 2,682 U.S. patents, the company topped its 1997 numbers by about 40%. The No. 2 receiver of U.S. patents was Canon Inc. of Japan. (Los Angeles Times 11 Jan 99)
COMPUTING TO GET A BOOST IN 2000 BUDGET
The federal budget for fiscal year 2000 will include a 6% raise for the National Science Foundation -- the largest percentage increase of any basic research agency. The $200 million increase will go a long way toward funding the administration's as-yet-unnamed computing initiative, which initially will involve NSF, NASA, the Department of Energy and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The initiative was first conceived in response to an August '98 report issued by a White House task force that recommended an additional $1 billion over five years be spent on information technology research. Computer scientist Ken Kennedy of Rice University calls the new budget proposal "a very positive start" in fulfilling the recommendations of the task force. (Science 15 Jan 99)
CIVIL LIBERTARIANS WARY OF PENTIUM III's SECURITY FEATURE
A new feature of Intel's forthcoming Pentium III chip intended to facilitate electronic commerce has civil libertarians worried because it will allow a person's moves to be tracked throughout cyberspace, unless s/he turns the feature off. Every Pentium III chip will have a unique serial number that will, unless turned off, be automatically transmitted whenever the computer is connected to a network. Barry Steinhardt of the American Civil Liberties Union says, "It's the computer equivalent, if you will, of Social Security numbers, which in this country is a common identifier. It will follow you through cyberspace." But Forrester Research analyst Josh Bernoff says there are times when you simply can't be anonymous, on the Internet or anywhere else: "You can't buy anything anonymously... You can't get the most personalized sites anonymously." (Washington Post 22 Jan 99)
The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released the results of a recent poll that concluded that the makeup of the online world was starting to parallel the makeup of the real world.
As they state:
Online Newcomers More Middle-Brow, Less Work-Oriented
THE INTERNET NEWS AUDIENCE GOES ORDINARY
The Internet audience is not only growing, it is getting decidedly mainstream. Two years ago, when just 23% of Americans were going online, stories about technology were the top news draw. Today, with 41% of adults using the Internet, the weather is the most popular online news attraction.
A few findings:
The full report:
IBM HOME DIRECTOR IS WIRED FOR SOUND
Bell Atlantic customers soon will be able to link their TVs, VCRs, and eventually PCs together to control remote appliances and share Internet signals. The IBM Home Director "will allow interplay between all these devices," says the general manager of enhanced services for Bell Atlantic Communications & Construction. In addition, the Home Director will enable music downloaded from the Internet to be piped into any room in the house via stereo speakers installed in the walls. Bell Atlantic is working with 100 building contractors to install the Home Director in new houses, and will be offering a retrofit package for existing homes later this year. The company plans to have Home Director in 200,000 households by the end of 2000. (Broadcasting & Cable 8 Feb 99)
MEDICAL SMART CARDS GET CHECK UP AT WASHINGTON U
Researchers at Washington University are testing a "smart card" capable of accessing a patient's complete medical records stored on a secure Web site. Each card requires a confidential password to gain access to the cardholder's record. Alternatively, a physician would use a card that supplies access to the records of all of his or her patients. A test of the system is planned, involving 250 pregnant women at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Half will use the electronic record system, and half will use paper records. If successful, the electronic record system, which relies on an Internet connection and a $75 card reader, could be implemented in other medical settings. (Chronicle of Higher Education 29 Jan 99)
MICROTUNE'S TV TUNER ON A CHIP
Startup company Microtune Inc. of Plano, Texas, has developed a TV tuner on a chip, an achievement long sought by giant electronics firms. A TV tuner -- the part of the television that selects a channel and filters others out -- typically is made of a few dozen components, so reducing that function to a single computer chip eventually could significantly simplify TV manufacturing. "To a lot of companies that make chips for TV, the silicon tuner is the holy grail to complete their portfolio of components," says an engineer at a major TV-set maker. Microtune plans initially to market its chip to makers of cable set-top boxes. (Wall Street Journal 26 Jan 99)
Moving Together is not an official publication of Maharishi University of Management. It is nothing other than a personal try to share/create a collective wisdom in the area of technology as it impacts professional Kinesiologists.
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Maharishi University of Management
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