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The Polyglottal Internet
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. http://www.everymail.com/ The Internet started off as a purely American phenomenon and seemed to perpetuate the fast-emerging dominance of the English language. A negligible minority of web sites wer...
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Bright Planet, Deep Web
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. www.allwatchers.com and www.allreaders.com are web sites in the sense that a file is downloaded to the user's browser when he or she surfs to these addresses. But that's where the similarity ends. Th...
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The Miraculous Conversion
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. http://www.ideavirus.com The recent bloodbath among online content peddlers and digital media proselytisers can be traced to two deadly sins. The first was to assume that traffic equals sales. In o...
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The Medium and the Message
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. A debate is raging in e-publishing circles: should content be encrypted and protected (the Barnes and Noble or Digital goods model) - or should it be distributed freely and thus serve as a form of vi...
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Will Content Ever be Profitable?
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. THE CURRENT WORRIES 1. Content Suppliers The Ethos of Free Content Content Suppliers is the underprivileged sector of the Internet. They all lose money (even sites which offer basic, standardiz...
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The Future of Electronic Publishing
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. UNESCO's somewhat arbitrary definition of "book" is: ""Non-periodical printed publication of at least 49 pages excluding covers". The emergence of electronic publishing was supposed to change all...
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The In-credible Web
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. http://www.webcredibility.org/ People are conditioned to trust written words, not to mention images. "I read it in the paper" or "As seen on TV" are worn out but still effective clichés. The Interne...
Tags : Better Business

The Territorial Web
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. The Net was supposed to dissolve anachronistic national borders and cultural boundaries. It was expected to vitiate distance - both physical and mental. It was hailed as the invention that will unify...
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A Brief History of the Book
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. "The free communication of thought and opinion is one of the most precious rights of man; every citizen may therefore speak, write and print freely." (French National Assembly, 1789) I. What is a ...
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The Affair of the Vanishing Content
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. http://www.archive.org/ "Digitized information, especially on the Internet, has such rapid turnover these days that total loss is the norm. Civilization is developing severe amnesia as a result; inde...
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Revolt of the Scholars
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. http://www.realsci.com/ Scindex's Instant Publishing Service is about empowerment. The price of scholarly, peer-reviewed journals has skyrocketed in the last few years, often way out of the limited m...
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The Internet And The Library
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. "In this digital age, the custodians of published works are at the center of a global copyright controversy that casts them as villains simply for doing their job: letting people borrow books for fre...
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The Fall and Fall of the p-Zine
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. http://home.wuliweb.com/index.shtml http://www.pshares.org/ The circulation of print magazines has declined precipitously in the last 24 months. This dissolution of subscriber bases has accelerated d...
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An Embarrassment of Riches - Part II
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. http://www.doi.org/ The DOI Foundation has unveiled the DOI-EB (EB stands for e-books) Initiative in the Book Expo America Show 2001, to, in their words: "Determine requirements with respect to t...
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An Embarrassment of Riches - Part I
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. http://www.doi.org/ The Internet is too rich. Even powerful and sophisticated search engines, such as Google, return a lot of trash, dead ends, and Error 404's in response to the most well-defined qu...
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Jamaican OverDrive - LCDs in LDCs
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. OverDrive - an e-commerce, software conversion and e-publishing applications leader - has just expanded an e-book technology centre by adding 200 e-book editors. This happened in Montego Bay, Jamaica...
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Maps of Cyberspace
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. "Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts...A graphical representation of data abs...
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The Idea of Reference
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. http://www.britannica.com There is no source of reference remotely as authoritative as the Encyclopaedia Britannica. There is no brand as venerable and as veteran as this mammoth labour of knowledge ...
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E(merging) Books
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. A novel re-definition through experimentation of the classical format of the book is emerging. Consider the now defunct BookTailor. It used to sell its book customization software mainly to travel a...
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Deja Googled
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. http://groups.google.com/ http://groups.google.com/googlegroups/archive_announce.html The Internet may have started as the fervent brainchild of DARPA, the US defence agency - but it quickly evolved ...
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The Disintermediation of Content
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. Are content brokers - publishers, distributors, and record companies - a thing of the past? In one word: disintermediation. The gradual removal of layers of content brokering and intermediation -...
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Invasion of the Amazons
by Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. The last few months have witnessed a bloodbath in tech stocks coupled with a frantic re-definition of the web and of every player in it (as far as content is concerned). This effort is three pronge...
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Beware of the Newest Activity Online… Phishing.
by Tamara Baruhovich. No. I’m not talking here about the outdoor activity enjoyed by many. And no again; I did not misspell it. Phishing is the name given to the latest online scam where millions of unwary Americans are g...
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Your Fingertips and a Phone-line, perhaps.
Topic : Power of the Internet
by Seamus Dolly. Never, before the Internet and its components, did a regular person have such cheap access to such a wide database. With it comes an opportunity. To download music or play games, if that is what you ...
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Television on Your Schedule with a Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
by Becky Jacobs. The introduction of the VCR changed so much for the television viewer. Before the introduction of the VCR, you had to watch the show when it was broadcast by the network – that was your only option. ...
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