This article from PC World was published in June, 2000 but it is, unfortunately, still valid and perhaps more necessary than ever with the recent introduction of the iPhone.,17190-page,1/article.html


Tennis Anyone?

August 29, 2007

If you’re a tennis fan then you already are glued to your TV and are enjoying the exquisite pleasure of the US Open taking place down in New York right now. Even if you’re not a big fan, John McEnroe usually has something interesting and candid to say.

Get Your Facts Straight

August 28, 2007 is a ” nonpartisan, nonprofit, “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.”

2007 Web 2.0 Awards

August 27, 2007

First of all, here’s a link to an explanation of what web 2.0 is, and what purpose it serves in the universe… Next, here’s the link to the awards page where you can find out who won in each of 41 categories. If nothing else is served by browsing through these awards, at least you’ll be able to look your teenage children in the eye and say: “I challenge you to Panda Golf 2 on Arcaplay!” Seriously though, there are some very “robust” tools that have won awards here and are worthy of attention if you’re not already familiar with them.

Movie Locations Guide

August 24, 2007

The Essex Steam Train was the setting this summer for some on-location filming of the upcoming Indiana Jones movie so we thought you might like to check out some other famous film locations. The site provides maps and directions to the locations used for movies such as Borat, Elf and The Matrix.

Check out the US House of Representatives’ site for information on what’s currently going on down on the Floor (Congress is in recess until Sept.4th), on laws, bills, amendments and how the Congress has voted. There are also links to all the House Committees, House Rules, a House Directory, educational resources and tourist information for visiting Washington. In addition, there is a link that allows you to write your Representative directly from the website.

“Each August for the past decade, as faculty prepare for the academic year, Beloit College in Wisconsin has released the Beloit College Mindset List. Its 70 items provide a look at the cultural touchstones that have shaped the lives of today’s first-year students, most of them born in 1989. It is the creation of Beloit’s Keefer Professor of the Humanities Tom McBride and Public Affairs Director Ron Nief.”

You can click on the links in the left-hand column for each year’s list.