Yahoo has agreed to pay $10.50 per
HotJobs share in a cash and stock
deal, valuing the company at $436 million.
TMP Worldwide, operator of No. 1 job website
Monster.com, had agreed
to buy HotJobs in a stock deal initially valued at
$460 million. But that offer had declined in value
to about $355 million due to a drop in TMP's stock
Yahoo! Press Release]
[Extra] America Online Inc., the world's largest Internet services provider announced that its worldwide subscriber base has surpassed 33 million.
A former Intel employee upon
losing their job sends a crap load of email to the remaining
Intel employees. Intel pursues legal action against the
former employee and wins.
Sending Email is Like Trespassing]
I have a bunch of people/companies trespassing by sending spam to my in-box. If I had Intel's money, then I'd go after them, too.
[Extra] Taliban Fooalker was a Usenet user when he was 14. His posting handle was email@example.com
Google now has twenty (20) years
of Usenet archived. They are
creating a webpage that contains a time-line of hyperlinks
to some of the more memorable postings (e.g. first mention
of Microsoft in 1981, early reference to emoticons in 1982,
Stallman's GNU announcement in 1983, first mention of the
term 'search engine' in 1988, first warning of the Morris
Internet Worm in 1988, Torvald's Linux announcement in 1991,
Andreessen's Netscape announcement in 1994, fist mention
of Google in 1998 and so on).
20 Year Usenet Archive on Google Groups [hyperlink from KevinO]
[Side-bar] I first introduced Google to my students when its URL was google.stanford.edu.
Amazon.com Does Egghead.com
Amazon.com announced that it bought some of the assets of Egghead.com. These assets included the Egghead.com domain name, some intellectual property and almost all business documents, product information and website data. The acquired assets included the Egghead.com customer data, but Amazon said they weren't going to do anything with this data. [How will we know?]
About Forwarding Email
It's UMD.edu Versus TerpIdiots.com
The Internet is Good, Bad, and Ugly
Amazon.com is an amazon
when it comes to selling stuff online. Amazon does about
$3 billion in annual sales and sells not only books but
also stuff like toys, music, software, tools, DVDs, health
and beauty aids, and so on. The company's homepage claims
it has the "Earth's Biggest Selection."
At an investment conference held in Phoenix, AZ, Bezos (Amazon's founder, president and CEO) announced that his company "had a great October." Wall Street liked Bezos' enthusiasm and sent the company's stock upward to $11.50 per share (post-911 low was $5.51). [ AMZN chart]
[Extra] They may be having a party at iParty.com given the fact that iParty.com stock has moved up to $0.60 (that's sixty cents) per share from a post-911 low of $0.09 (that's nine pennies) per share. iParty.com is a website that helps with party planning and supplies. [ IPT chart]
[Extra] Good news for online retailers like Amazon.com and iParty.com: U.S. President George W. Bush signed into law a two-year extension of the ban on Internet-related taxes. He claims the ban will "ensure that the growth of the Internet is not slowed by additional taxation." [The topic of taxing the Internet is huge.]
Trying to maintain the Internet Observer is an impossible task because the Internet is so huge. I have nothing to post this week, yet I have all kinds of stuff that could be posted. In some cases when these events occur I do a smorgasbord or a potpourri, but in other cases I write YAATI (Yet Another About The Internet).
Owen Cargol, the ousted President
of NAU (Northern Arizona University), needs to take the CSC185
(Introduction to the Internet) class at SCC. In that class he
would learn that email is archivable. Even though he
may delete email messages from his in- and sent- email boxes,
they probably are not physically deleted from servers. More
importantly, the recipients of the email can save them, print
them, and even edit them.
Inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison cannot receive email electronically, nor can they receive printed email messages delivered via the U.S. mail. Websites such as Inmate.com facilitate the sending of email to prisoners. [This was a pre-911 ruling. More...]
Ecommerce is a tool of the 1990s and 21st Century, but its success is strongly dependent on the effective use of the 30 year old email application. [ Survey: Email Marketing Important to Ecommerce]
Dot-biz domain is up
and running. According the Domain Name industry,
dot-biz is dedicated to the business community.
According to Register.com
"simply put, .BIZ means business."
Dot-museum allows museum institutions worldwide with the opportunity to have a consistent, identifiable TLD (Top-Level-Domain) name. Up to now, some museums have dot-org names, while other have dot-com and dot-net names. [The Getty has the dot-edu name getty.edu.] To date, approximately 1000 museums have registered for dot-museum names.
[Extra] It was suppose to open on 15 September 2001, but due to world events the opening of the SPAM Museum was postponed.
I am still amazed that an industry has been formed
that deals with nothing more than names (i.e. Domain Names).
Prices that some domain names have sold for.Does anybody want to buy AzFoo.net?Business.com................ $8.0 million AsSeenOnTv.com.............. $5.1 million Altavista.com............... $3.3 million Wine.com.................... $2.9 million Autos.com................... $2.2 million
It appears it will be easier for us to get dot-us domain names and that the dot-us domain names will have a simplified syntax. NeuStar to Administer dot-us Domain
As observed earlier in the year, dot-edu domain names are going to be more freely available. To date, community colleges (at least a majority of them [Maricopa County Community College District is an exception]) have not be able to get a dot-edu. This is first order of business. Educause to Administer dot-edu Domain
You can now register dot-info domain names. In addition, dot-biz domain names are on the horizon.
In the future, you may have to prove you are an organization in order to get a dot-org domain name.
There is a Bill in our House of Representatives to introduce the dot-kids-dot-us domain name. This Bill is a result of the Internet community's refusal to add the dot-kids domain to the system. The dot-kids-dot-us domain would be administered the federal government.
Numerous countries have made lots of money by giving up their two character country codes. The country of Tuvalu was given $50 million ($50,000,000) for their two-character Internet country code (dot-tv). This was done so websites could have dot-tv domain names (e.g. http://www.tv). Sadly, Tuvalu's domain name money cannot save it from becoming history.
Tuvalu has publicly conceded defeat to the sea rising around them. Appeals have gone out to the governments of New Zealand and Australia to help in the full-scale evacuation of Tuvalu's population. The dot-tv domain names live on, but it is Farewell Tuvalu.
The Internet-based email application, which is
the one of the oldest and most popular applications
in use today, has played a major role in the writing
"The way that people use e-mail reflects their own lives, with some people using it to create a sense of community, with others using it to fan the flames of destruction."Full story from BBC News: Email Goes to War
Extra from the LA Times: Email Capability Changes Lives of Sailors Far Away
I never thought there would be an Internet
Observer posting that dealt with Anthrax, but
never say never.
There are many people out there who believe the
dot-com industry is going belly-up (i.e. it is dying).
I don't believe this to be true.
The dot-com industry is transitioning from a speculative, hyper-growth, industry to an industry that is more in touch with reality. [Should a domain name be worth a million dollar? Should somebody who has a dot-com idea, but no practical business or computer experience, be able to raise millions in venture capital money? Should a public dot-com's market value be based upon approximated hit counters? Should there be any value attached to spam emails, banner advertisements and marketing-oriented popup windows?]
Regardless, there are numerous resources on the web that are doing a good job documenting the history of the dot-com industry. Here are some hyperlinks.
The dot-com industry has made mistakes and it will continue to make mistakes. But I have to remain bullish on the Internet. The Internet has allowed me to connect with Dylan Tweney. He wrote the following.
For years we've been hearing about how the Internet was designed to withstand nuclear attacks. Well, at least we know it can resist terrorist bombardment, as was proven on Sept. 11 when the World Trade Center's collapse took out a massive chunk of Manhattan's telecommunications capability. The Internet Emerges as the Most Reliable Way to Communicate by Dylan Tweney.
Ray Tomlinson is considered the father of email. This year (2001), the email application turns thirty (30) years young. Today, email is the most popular Internet-based application. [I first used email in 1980 and my email program was the Unix mail command. Today I use pine.] [ DailyNews.Yahoo.com article]
When posting information to the Internet, it
is important to remember that the information
can become available to everybody who uses
the World Wide Web (WWW). Here is a snippet
of a message that was posted to the
AZIPA mailing list [2600+ members].
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 09:36:12 -0700 From: "Jason Harris" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Updated resume for a friend of mine looking to do sales, cust serv, admin Kristal K. Foo 1234 E. Foo Ave. Foo, AZ 85236 (480) 555-9876 OBJECTIVE: To work in a fun and energetic company in a sales or sales support role. I like to be challenged and to learn new things. I have always been a hardworking, punctual and dedicated individual. I pride myself on being able to get the job done and tackle tasks with a positive "can do" attitude.[Note] Name, address, and phone number were changed to protect Kristal.
Typically, a message is posted to AZIPA using email and in turn the message gets emailed to all Members of the mailing list group. But every sent message also gets posted to the YahooGroup website that supports the mailing list. In other words, this message can be located on the WWW at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/azipa/message/15330 [And now it can also be found on ThurmUnit.]
In a nutshell, we know where Kristal lives along with her phone number.
When entering data into a webpage, I do not click
I would not trust a URL like the following:
Last week we dicussed the 404 HTTP status code.
This week 404s are insignificant. The following
are a small number of items that have ended up
in my in-box since America was Attacked.
Linkrot is a term used to describe a
hyperlink that when clicked results in a
When it comes to searching for stuff on the
is our favorite search engine. To some extent,
we are a Google-ite.
Google has set a level of performance that
some new search engines are trying hard to beat.
For us Google-ites this is hard to accept, but there are Search Engines Other than Google. [source::WiredNews]
The hardest part about maintaining the
Internet Observer is that the Internet is so interesting
to observe. There is so much good stuff to be found. For some,
the Internet is filled with bad stuff. I guess this balance
helps to Keep The Internet Fun.
This week's postings were obtained from the Arizona Internet Professionals Association [AZIPA] YahooGroup.
AT&T -- This is CoolAZIPA.org | AZIPA YahooGroup
[2699 Members as of Fri Aug 24 14:31:51 MST 2001]
The following quote does a good job describing
"The Internet is a dumb network with smart terminals. The network itself functions automatically through pre-determined algorithms of routing and formatting. Once the network is built, there is no internal intelligence required for each transmission. The intelligence of the network is concentrated at the endpoints, the personal computers and servers at the terminus."The End of the Internet as We Know It from Dismal.com [The Internet Observer contains a couple of Internet 2 postings.]
[extra] The Industry Standard was launched in the spring of 1998 and I have enjoyed its website for the last couple of years. It has been a leading -- and respected -- source of Internet news. It makes one wonder how good you have to be in order to be a dot-success. I am sad to see The Industry Standard become a dot-failure. [ More... from the Washington Post]
Websites have been created by people who
call their eating habits a lifestyle choice
rather than a disorder. Many other people
disagree and want these websites off the
has decided to disallow these websites to be
hosted on their servers. Poor Yahoo -- it
is like George W. Bush on stem cell research
-- no matter what you do, you are damned.
Yahoo is a leading
Internet company and its actions weigh heavily
with those having money. If Yahoo bans something,
then other Yahoo-like websites may follow their lead.
"These sites can be life threatening to people with eating disorders. It was a real challenge to get them removed because we're up against free speech."Observing the Internet is so interesting.Holly Hoff, of the National Eating Disorder Association
Many people take computers with them when they go on vacation.
I cannot fathom taking a computer on a road trip, but that is
a personal decision. For some, vacations are something they
do because the company requires them to use their vacation
time, but for others, a vacation is a chance to disconnect
from the Net and reconnect with Mother Nature. From
NewsBytes.com comes this common sense article
Checking Work Email on Vacation Fuels Burnout.
[Email Etiquette] Many people use an auto-responder to send email replies when they are not able to process received email in a timely fashion (e.g. they are on vacation). If you use such a feature, then be concerned about the mailing lists to which you are subscribed. For example, assume you belong to the [cszero] mailing list and member Joe posts a message. If you have an auto-responder enabled, then Joe will get email from you telling him you are gone. For Joe, this will usually be spam [i.e. they don't care you are gone]. Here is a tip: If you use an auto-responder, then suspend or un-subscribe your membership on your mailing lists and resume or re-subscribe upon your return.
of information about Google.
Congress may pass a Bill that would prohibit
ICANN (which is
overseen by the U. S.
Department of Commerce) from adding
any other ICANN-selected domains to the
The legislation includes rules that the dot-kids
domain operators would have to adhere to in order
to ensure content on the domain is appropriate
for children (i.e. domain names ending with
From ICANNWatch.org comes Congress May Require ICANN to Create .kids.
Images.Google.com can be used
to search for images. Here is a search for images of
Thurman. [Note: this
only works if the Mature Content filter is off. When it is
on, no images are found.]
Don't forget that Groups.Google.com provides nice access to the Usenet newsgroups.
[Extra] Google has announced that they are thinking about going public.
This is old news, but still relevant.
ISPs [Internet Service Providers] Juno and NetZero have announced plans to merge their operations, creating a new ISP called United Online that will be second only to AOL Time Warner in its number of subscribers. The new ISP will have around 7 million customers. Isn't there a saying that goes two wrongs don't make a right? SatireWire.com announces Juno, Netzero merge to create hugely unsuccessful company.
Last week we reported that Suck.com
has decided the web business sucked so they discontinued posting
new material to their website.
On 31 May 2001, after six years of operation, Cyber-Seuss announced it will no longer be a functional website.
A quote from Dr. SeussCyber-Seuss says goodbye.
|We have posted previously to the Internet Observer about the Suck.com website. It appears, however, that the day of observing Suck.com have ended. This sucks!|
The problem with running the
Internet Observer is the volume of good
stuff to observe. Here are a couple of news
items reported this week.
The Domain Name System (DNS)
allows machines on the Internet to be accessed by
domain name rather than IP address. DNS
was initiated in 1985 and the following table lists
the first ten domain names entered into the system.
The last command the Introductory Unix class at SCC
saw this semester was the |
After eight incidents of network-related stalking on its
Ann Arbor campus in the last three years, the University
of Michigan has discontinued using
U. of Michigan Deactivates Internet Program Linked to Stalking Incidents from The Chronicle of Higher Education.
[Example] I've used
$ finger email@example.com [azdot.net] Login: gthurman Name: G.D.Thurman Directory: /home/gthurman Shell: /bin/bash Last login Tue May 22 11:08 (MST) on pts/1 from csnet.sc.maricopa.edu Mail last read Thu May 3 05:39 2001 (MST) No Plan.Note: if I had a
What is finger? from the Jargon Dictionary.
If you are a long term ThurmUnit member, then you
know I like a guy named
David Weinberger. Weinberger writes
JOHO (Journal of the Hyperlinked Organization)
and is one of the people behind the Cluetrain
Manifesto which deals with web ethics. Weinberger
published an interview with
David Reed. Weinberger referred to Reed
as an Internet graybeard. Reed was an MIT
Professor at the time the Internet was invented.
Reed was Chief Scientist at the company that created
VisiCalc (the first killer application for the
PC). Reed has worked for Lotus. Reed is now an
entrepreneur and consultant [that's nice]. Weinberger
says Reed is a nice guy who works with non-profits.
Reed has a computing law named after him and it is
called Reed's Law. Reed's law has to do with
the Internet's power to enable the formation of
groups. Here are some quotes from the interview.
"Group forming is the technical feature that most distinguishes the Internet's capabilities from all other communications media before it." "The Internet's architecture also supports group-forming networks whose members can assemble and maintain persistent communicating groups." "Anyone who is serious about the Net must learn to Get the power of group-forming communities." "As a student at MIT, I learned that the number of distinct subgroups that can form in a set of N members is 2-to-the-N, which means that the number and value of group-forming options grow exponentially as N increases."
At the start and end of the interview, David Reed gives credit to two guys named J.C.R. Licklider and Bob Taylor. He shares a great quote from these guys and you should read it for yourself.
Google has integrated the full
Usenet archive to provide complete
access to Usenet data since 1995. The archive contains more than
650 million messages (over a terabyte of human conversation).
It is always good to remember that stuff posted to the Internet is archivable. I've posted to the Usenet newsgroups a handful of time since 1995 and a Google Usenet search proves it.
On 16 May 2001, Timothy McVeigh
is going to be deleted and he wants his deletion broadcast
nationally and prosecutors want a closed-circuit telecast
to an invitation-only audience of his victims' family members.
The Internet community is claiming if you can see McVeigh's
removal via TV, then why not broadcast it on the Web.
I found the following paragraph by Paul Burns [HTML Goodies To Go] something to ponder.
"What I do care about is someone seeing the execution after the protected feed is finished. My main concern is that once the pay-per-view broadcast is over, then just about anyone will be able to see the execution. Many who paid the fee will capture it. Once the feed is captured, I can easily see animated gifs and copies of the actual death scene popping up all over the Web."
If a data stream of McVeigh's execution is transmitted, then it will be copied and some people will make money off of their copies. The Internet will allow McVeigh to live and continue to cause collateral damage. Let's Keep The Internet Fun and keep McStupid off of it.
YAYA::Yet Another Yahoo Annotation
[YAYA] Front page attention was given to the fact that Yahoo offers hard-core pornography on the Internet. It was old news because Yahoo has been doing this for sometime. But the report was issued at the same time the Company reported better-than-expected first quarter results and a 12% reduction in its workforce.
[YAYA] The following was posted to the Arizona Distance Learning Association [http://azdla.org] mailing list concerning Yahoo's porn business.
I can think of no organization better positioned to offer a STRONG VOICE of protest. If Yahoo is driven out of the market in less than a week by the strength of actions by boycott or other steps, it will speak well for our nation and its people. Your suggestions regarding how best to express this will be appreciated.I don't think the AZDLA can take sole credit, but it happened: Due to public pressure, Yahoo is going to close their porn business. [Earlier this year Yahoo stopped the auctioning of Nazi stuff.]
[YAYA] Having a job at Yahoo is no guarantee that you will always have a job. Yahoo has more than 3,200 employees. What do all those employees do? A 12% reduction in the work force may be appropriate.
[YAYA] Yahoo! Japan is Japan's dominant Internet portal and its net profit hit a record 2.97 billion yen ($24.49 million) in 2000/01, up 158 percent on increasing advertising revenues. [Yahoo owns 38% of Yahoo Japan]
[YAYA] The SEC requires companies to provide shareholders with a performance graph that compares investment in the Company with other investment options.
YHOO NASDAQ Market JP Morgan H&Q Index Internet Index --------------------------------------------------------- 4/12/96 $ 100.00 $100.00 $ 100.00 12/31/96 $ 130.77 $117.53 $ 96.11 12/31/97 $ 799.04 $142.96 $ 128.98 12/31/98 $ 5,467.79 $199.61 $ 300.27 12/31/99 $19,970.19 $370.45 $1,041.13 12/29/00 $ 2,775.00 $224.91 $ 400.59
[YAYA] Yahoo hired a new CEO. He is Terry Semel and he comes from Hollywood where he was Chairman of Warner Brothers. [Semel purchased one million shares of Yahoo! common stock from the company in a private placement transaction.] [ Yahoo Press Release]
Email from Chronical.com:
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE announced on Wednesday that it intends to hand over management of the ".edu" Internet domain to Educause, the academic-technology consortium. The group's first order of business will be to extend ".edu" addresses to two-year colleges. [ Article]
I've been on the EDUCASE mailing-list for at least of a couple of years and it distributes good stuff. Lots of material about computing and its roll in education, work, and life. I am confident they will do an excellent job controlling the dot-edu domain name allocations.
The Maricopa Community College District (MCCD) is one of the largest Community College Districts in the country and it is highly respected. I suspect because of its size, MCCD was awarded a dot-edu domain name. To me, Community/Junior Colleges rule and every valid Community College deserves a dot-edu domain name. If a dot-com can have a dot-edu because they provide educational services, then a Community College must qualify. Object-oriented students should notice that a Community College is-an education provider, and education providers receive dot-edu domain names; therefore, by inheritance, Community Colleges should receive dot-edu domain names.
[Extra] Eric Schmidt Becomes Chairman of Google's Board Eric Schmidt is highly regarded in computing circles. Schmidt is currently Chairman and CEO of Novell and prior to that he was Chief Technology Officer at Sun Microsystems. Dr. Schmidt [Ph.D. in Computer Science from Berkeley] has also worked at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and Bell Labs. He is 45 years old.
About Sex.com |
The former operator of Sex.com has been ordered by a Federal judge to pay $65 million in damages for fraudulently taking control of the website. The domain name was obtained in 1995 using a forged letter. Don't believe it? From WiredNews comes Cost of Sex.com: $65 Mil.
Teen Internet User Helps Prevent School Shooting
Prove It or Lose It
It is hard to believe this not a joke, but it looks valid to me:
Frowny Emoticon :-( Trademarked to
Despair, Inc.. The Company, which uses the frowny
emoticon as a their logo, claims it filed suit in a U.S. District
Court in Dallas, alleging trademark infringement against over 7
million individual Internet users. The company has requested separate
injunctions granted against each. It is believed to be the largest single
trademark dispute in history.
In my Internet classes we have always preached that emoticons should not be used because they may not be understood by the reader, but now maybe we should avoid using them to keep from being sued.
Not sure what an emoticon is? ThurmBit::Emoticons [ASCII faces]
It's March Madness time! There is so much to observe
when it comes to the Internet.
To help reduce the length of my items-to-be-posted
queue, I resorted to doing another smorgasbord type posting.
Better Business Bureau: Don't Hyperlink To Us
The front page of the 02 March 2001
Arizona Republic had the following story.
Internet misuse is found at IRSThe article contained some interesting statistics.
The primary non-work related Internet usage was financial stuff (getting stock quotes, banking, etc.) [26%], personal email and chatrooms [23%], and miscellaneous stuff (sports, sexually explicit and gambling websites [14%]. On the positive side, only 7% of the Internet accesses were shopping related.
If I'm producer of music, then I want my music heard. Yes, I need and require money; but if the whole wide world is listening to my music, then the money will be free flowing and we will never have to worry about money ever again.
A few days ago Napster offered the RIAA (Radio Industry Association of America) a billion dollars [$1,000,000,000] to cover copyright issues and the RIAA said no. Now, I hear that a Roy Orbison "clan" is claiming that there have been over one million copyright violations committed. Do you think they smell easy money? money.
I confess -- I used Napster to find and download Roy Orbison and KD Lang doing a live version of Crying. It is a pleasure to listen to. I thank Roy and KD for their talents and for sharing those talents with us; I'm envious.
Coming sometime this summer -- we think -- Napster is going to charge for usage. Pricing numbers have been published, but they are subject to change.
The following was quoted from today's (02 March 2001) WiredNews Posting.
"A district court judge could issue an injunction that would force Napster to monitor activity on its network. Napster will plead that such a ruling would force it to shut down."
My Napster ThurmBit is old [last updated 04 August 2000] and needs to be updated badly, but it still provides a decent introduction to Napster.
Napster Begins to Block Songs
The Internet Observer
is experiencing information (i.e. buffer) overflow.
As we sit typing stuff in, my IN-BOX continues to
get larger. We end the week with a box containing
over 100 messages, many of which have not been read
but I know they have good content. A few of the
messages I've read require a response, but the
response requires effort on my part. Our blanket
excuse is that we are lazy, but that is not true.
Instead, it is wanting to do everything now in
I decided to pull out some archive material as a filler for this week's Internet posting. What's a URL? explains what a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is. We are coming a society of URL givers, but are we sure we understand what a URL is?
Now (16 Feb 2001),
Goggle is attempting to
Google Press Release
Thank You Google.
Holy Cow... not all dot-com's are losing money.
, the second largest registrar of Domain Names, posted a profit for
its 4th quarter [quarterly revenues were $28.9 million and earnings
were $0.06 per share; analysts had been excepting the company to
report $0.02 per share loss]. The company registered about 655,000
new and transferred domain names in the 4th quarter of 2000. That
sure seems like a lot of domain names.
[Extra] I discovered that AZReporter.com has a copy of ThurmRecipe::Spaghetti Omelet in the food section of their website.
A federal appeals court on 22 January 2001, backed a ruling
by a lower court that ordered a company to relinquish the
vw.net domain name to carmaker
Volkswagen, which laid claim to
the URL because of company trademarks. The 3-0 opinion delivered
by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, says that
Virtual Works, an ISP, violated the
1999 Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) by registering
vw.net in bad faith and with the hope
of one day profiting from Volkswagen's "VW" trademark. Virtual
Works registered the URL in 1996 and operated its business for
two years before the trademark conflict arose. Here is a
copy of the court's opinion. [Source: Declan McCullagh]
It appears as though |
I think Yahoo! has done an excellent job merging other websites into theirs. Yahoo and eGroups integrated nicely from an end-user perspective. I'm sure they used the merge to improve their internal structure to make these type of tasks easier in the future.
Do you know what YAHOO stands for? If no, then click here. [The dreaded "click here" phrase. It's use should be avoided.]
Yahoo! provides the following special announcement for eGroups users.
The old eGroup URLs will continue to work for a while, but I'm going to start using the new ones. Here they are.
The state of Virginia has a law that bars state employees from
using their state computer to access websites containing sexually
explicit content. The 12 Feb 1999 Internet
Observer posting was about six professors whose legal
challenge to the Virginia law was denied by an Appeals court.
Here is an update: On 08 Jan 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court
also rejected their challenge.
High Court Upholds Speech Limits from WiredNews::Politics
The Internet Observer is a blog
related to the Internet. It is updated on a weekly basis
and covers a wide array of Internet topics such as privacy,
security, browser usage, server usage, domain name speculation,
ecommerce, and so forth. The following blurb summarizes the
goal of the Internet Observer.
Because of the constant evolution of the Internet this document could be updated every minute of every day, but that would result in too information overflow. The primary objective of the Internet Observer it to open our eyes to just how powerful the Internet is and to help us realize that the Internet is here to stay. We are becoming a "networked" society and if you use the Internet, then you are a member of the cyber-community. If users of the Internet are Internet-literate, then the Internet will be a better place for all of us to work and live.
The Internet Observer was started August of 1998 and as of 01 January 2006 it contained 376 postings. Reviewing archived Internet Observer postings is an one way to get an Internet related history lesson.
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