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MAJ346BWAY
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MAJ346BWAY,
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3/17/2014 | 12:15:34 PM
Re: The 13%
I remember setting up modem pools with a Shiva LANRover on a NetWare 3.11 network back in the day. People used to fight over who had been connected too long! Ah, the memories!

 
SaneIT
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3/14/2014 | 8:48:03 AM
Re: The 13%
I'm up to get one of those T-shirts.  It amazes me that it was 20 years ago I was setting up a corporate modem pool in Netware 4.1 so we could browse the web from any desktop in the company.  I remember talks about what we could use this new tool for and if it was ever going to be so valuable to us that we would need more than 6 modems.  
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3/13/2014 | 7:50:56 AM
Re: The 13%
It's never too late Rob ... helped a 92 year old get her first e-mail account about 7 years ago ... 99 and still going strong!
mak63
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mak63,
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3/12/2014 | 11:56:00 PM
How healthy is the US Web?
It's interested to point out that the US is 4th in the overall Web Index (measure of the Web's growth, utility and impact).

Nevertheless, it's 12th in Universal Access, 10th in Relevant Content. 1st in Impact & Empowerment though, but 27th in Freedom & Openness; which is the sub-index that assesses the extent to which citizens enjoy rights to information, opinion, expression, safety and privacy online.

It's really worth to take a look at the whole Index and play with the sort by to see how other countries rank

Web Index. Image created by Roxana Torre

mak63
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mak63,
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3/12/2014 | 10:23:40 PM
Re: Bigger Images?
@Somedude8

If you click on the link below the paragraph/description (it says something like image credit), it'll open a new page where the images are. I hope it helps
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matinintoronto,
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3/12/2014 | 8:40:37 PM
Re: Huge advance has come with an unintended cost
Daniel, I think the part that is the largest shift in all of this is the lack of understanding, by many, many users, that the world does not actually revolve around them (personally).  The ME-centre has infantilised many users, lacking (as they seem to do) any understanding that they are merely part of a larger whole (or larger part of something), and that not everything one puts on the net creates value for everyone else.

I am not in favour of a return to a formalised structure that 'kept everyone in their place' (such as religion tries to do, for a non-exclusive example), but it seems we need some sort of much larger, more expansive, education that helps kids and young adults start to seriously find their place as part of a larger whole, and their best efforts and thoughts and work may make things better for all.

At the same time, with care, one of the most wonderfful and democratic developments in society as a result of both the web and the internet is the slow breaking down of caste and class.  The ability to be somewhat, or completely, anonymous has a HUGE advantage in this area.

Best wishes from Toronto on a blowy, snowy, blustery night ...

Martin
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3/12/2014 | 7:20:12 PM
Re: Bigger Images?
How strange. I tried Chrome, FF and Internet Exploder, all the same. Win7.
mak63
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mak63,
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3/12/2014 | 7:10:08 PM
Re: Bigger Images?
@Somedude8

I think it has to do with your browser or perhaps you have something like NoScript going on. Because when I click on the link, it opens a new window (a different website) where the full size image is.

And yes, great article
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rradina,
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3/12/2014 | 5:01:36 PM
Re: Ouch: 'The browser and Web are moving us in the wrong direction.'
In comparison to what?  It has always far exceeded a green screen no matter what anyone says or believes.  In the early days it was no match for local app GUIs but the ease of deployment offered by green screen and matched by the browser was a vast improvement over the local apps.  IMO it was almost a tie because local apps were so darn hard to manage.  (Of course Apple has now taught everyone how to do it.)  

A lot has changed since those days.  While it's still not quite as good as a local app GUI, if folks give Google money for browser-based word processing and spread sheet apps, the browser interface is at least pretty darn capable.  (Personally I find Google's apps very limited compared to local Office but ABMers have a different view.)
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3/12/2014 | 4:22:57 PM
Ouch: 'The browser and Web are moving us in the wrong direction.'
I remember how some people in the computer industry being turned off by the Web browser. It was such a dumb, inadequate user interface. "We're going backwards," they said. The lesson to remember is that the computer industry sometimes moves forward by going backward to an earlier, simpler state and building out again on it. Nothing simple about what goes on in the browser interface today, because it's connected to so many powerful servers on the Internet. Good images, Tom.
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