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Newstand - January 1999

By Sabrina I. Pacifici, Published on January 31, 1999

(Archived February 15, 1999)


Washingtonpost.com

All-Knowing Amazon
Should you switch to Barnesandnoble.com?


Information Today, January 1999

What's Ahead for 1999?
Six information industry leaders share their predictions for their sector.

Web Center Tames the Web
Web Center, from Dow Jones Interactive, is a services that allows the researcher to search through hundreds of business/corporate Web sites.


AmLawTech, Winter 1999

Toy Story: the long and short of small and tiny computer.
Palm III, Nino, Cassiopeia, Vaio 505...Which one, if any, is right for you. This article tells you how some lawyers are using these tiny tools.


Fortune

Microsoft Diary: Muddied, but Unbowed, 1/14/99.
The author concludes that the government has not "landed the knockout blow."

City Seeks Dismissal of Library Filtering Case, 1/14/99.
Livermore, California is fighting a lawsuit regarding eliminating access to the Internet at the public library due to the provision of harmful materials to minors.

New York Times, CyberTimes

Whoosh! the next Pentium chip is on its way, 1/14/99.
Still laboring with a 486MhZ computer? Don't have a Palm III yet? The soon to be released new Pentium chip promises the moon and the stars, as well as increased speed, improvements in graphics, audio and video, and other multimedia apps. 

City Seeks Dismissal of Library Filtering Case, 1/14/99.
Livermore, California is fighting a lawsuit regarding eliminating access to the Internet at the public library due to the provision of harmful materials to minors.

Rare Books You Can Maul, 1/7/99.
Looking for rare and scholarly works by the great authors, in a digital format?  Octavo, a company founded in 1997, is selling reasonably priced CDs of first editions from Milton, Shakespeare, Chaucer and other masters.  This company has exclusive contracts with the New York Public Library and the Library of Congress, among others, to digitize their rare book collections.

For Help With Benefits Packages, Help Yourself, 1/7/99.
Major corporations are increasingly offering human resources information directly to their workers through web sites that provide
benefits information, account balances, health-care plan info, etc.

For Help With Benefits Packages, Help Yourself, 1/7/99.
Major corporations are increasingly offering human resources information directly to their workers through web sites that provide
benefits information, account balances, health-care plan info, etc.

Where the Lions Stand Guard, A Mouse Can Explore, 1/3/99.
Take a look at the recently unveiled New York Public Library Web site.  After 16 months of work and a $15 million investment, the site has a great new look and content well worth the visit.

Major Court Decisions Will Shape the Internet in 1999, 1/1/99.
A panel of legal experts make their predictions about Internet law and policy issues for 1999.

U.S. Plans New Internet Privacy Sweep, 12/29/98.
The FTC is conducting a survey, to be completed in March '99, concerning compliance regarding disclosure of information collected by Web sites on their visitors.

Computers and Year 2000: A Race for Security (and Against Time), 12/27/98.
Tens of thousands of programmers proficient in Cobal and other languages used to run main frames, are hunkered down in a race again the clock. Hundreds of billions of dollars are being sucked into the Y2K vortex. Will it be enough, and will the systems work?

Behold the Technology Patents! Behold the String of Lawsuits! 12/27/98.
Companies in increasingly competitive technology industries from communications and software to drugs and biotechnology are relying on law suits to protect their turf.

Greed Dot Com, 12/27/98.
For those who own the domain names, a vast fortune can be earned by selling them to companies that are eager to have the "right" name for their products and services.


Washingtonpost.com, 12/28/98

President: Social Security Killed Y2K Bug.
Clinton announced that the 48 million recipients of Social Security benefits can rest easy, as their checks will continue uninterrupted.  One agency down, how many to go?


DATABASE - December 1998

They Said What? - Transcripts Online So where do you go when you want to know exactly what Hilary said on Good Morning America?  This article includes a section on finding transcripts online, as well as on the Internet.


ONLINE - January 1999

This issue has a special Intranet section including such articles as Lessons Learned Designing a Second Generation Intranet, and On the Net  - Minimal Intranets for Libraries, plus more.


PC Magazine Online

Your Last Modem? V.90 modems are surging onto the market, but the last modem we'll ever need to buy...I doubt that.

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