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October 26, 2001

Broadband Future Lies Beyond PC, Says Sony's Ando A good lesson for people developing broadband online learning applications - think beyond the TV. A whole series of net-ready products ill be released over the next few years. By Eric Auchard and Reed Stevenson, Excite, October 25, 2001.[Refer]

Microsoft Tells NZ to Toughen Up on Pirates Microsoft is pressuring the New Zealand government to adopt copyright rules drafted on the model of the American Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA). The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has sent a countersubmission calling on New Zealand to avoid the errors of the American law. New Zealand is currently revising its copyright legislation. By Adam Gifford, New Zealand Herald, October 23, 2001.[Refer]

Free Access to all SAGE Electronic Journals during November and December 2001 Sage Publications are providing free access to all their jorunal articles for the months of November and December (after which, presumably, they will start charging again). By Press Release, Sage Publications, 2001.[Refer]

Core System for National Online Science Library The U.S. National Science Foundation is giving Cornell a $US 1.65 million grant to develop a system that collects source materials in science and presents them to readers in an accessible format. This is a worthy initiative, bt the technology for this has been available for a while. One wonders what new Cornell will bring to this. By Press Release, October 21, 2001, Cornell University.[Refer]

A New Front in the Sweatshop Wars? What moral responsibilities do universities have when they contract overseas firms to digitize their materials? The universities are sounding a lot like Nike, saying that workers are well treated. But opponents point out that conditions for workers in these plants are far below what would be acceptable in the United States. By Elizabeth F. Farrell and Florence Olsen, Chronicle of Higher Education, October 25, 2001.[Refer]

From Novice to Expert: Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition I mention this from time to time in my seminars, so it is practical and useful to add a link. This is a set of Power Point slides and a Real Media presentation of a talk describing the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition. By Glenn P. Fischer, ICOS, April 6, 2001.[Refer]


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