Online user reviews are a great concept. With Web sites that offer them, you can read the experiences of other consumers with whatever you’re thinking about buying, from a computer to a cruise vacation
In addition to the tremendous amount of good that it has created, the Internet has also created its fair share of bad, along with those only too eager to cross the line and take unethical or unlawful advantage of others.
If the personal computer revolution began with the introduction of the first IBM PC in 1981, the digital camera revolution began with the introduction of Logitech Fotoman, the first commercially available digital camera, in 1990.
If you spend more than a little time in your Web browser, you probably take notice of upgrades. The hottest Web browser, Mozilla Firefox (www.mozilla.com), has again created considerable buzz, and this time only for an incremental upgrade, from version 3.0 to 3.5, released June 30.
Encyclopedias traditionally have been regarded as second-rate sources of information, collections of summaries short on depth and authority, works you’d be embarrassed to cite in an academic paper or business presentation.
The Internet revolution is about a lot of things, not the least of which is video. The changing landscape of how we view video has the old guard nervous, the providers of broadband services trying to profit from it and everyday folks competing with big movie studios in creating and delivering content.
There’s always been a generation gap, more or less, with the younger generation trying to improve on the latter. Seeing things differently and trying for new solutions to old problems can be seen as agents of progress.
People have been trying to cheat and otherwise victimize one another since, no doubt, we learned to walk upright. On the other hand, some people subordinate all or almost all personal goals to help their fellow man, and woman.