The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Monday that the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) is constitutional.
According to Lynne Brindley, chief executive of the British Library, “the world produces 1-2 exabytes (i.e. 1-2 billion gigabytes) of unique information per year, of which only 0.003 per cent is in printed form.” This article talks about efforts (by DSpace and other initiatives) to store up some of that digital flood for the future. […]
THE SQL SLAMMER WORM began its rampage shortly after midnight on Jan. 25, 2003. Within days, the insidious piece of code had infected more than 120,000 computers, slowed Internet traffic, crashed sites and even disabled ATMs, costing companies an estimated $1 billion in lost productivity worldwide, according to analyst firm Mi2g. The irony? Slammer exploited […]
Tim Bray: “It’s time – Long past time, in fact, to take the worlds’ OPACs, and especially WorldCat, and build a general-purpose research tool for everybody; with this and Google we would really be covering the bases.”
Kazaa and Altnet are creating a secure P2P network that will operate in parallel with the public Kazaa network — and will pay users to host files on the new network.
The Internet is like a huge library with all the books dumped on the floor. What’s the origin of this once-useful phrase? This page has an interesting discussion.