Search Engines: (Source: Decision Analyst,
Inc., Arlington, TX; based on a survey of 658 U.S. Internet users)
Technologies available in a particular geographic region:
Cable Modems - High-Speed
DSL - The List
ISDN - HISDN4Me
on the Web: (Find states, cities and resources
using multimedia at the following locations)
New Jersey Home Page
Guide to Online Video
By Esther Grassian of the UCLA College Library, "Thinking Critically About
Jan Alexander and Marsha Tate, reference librarians at Widener University
offer evaluation checklists and other information at their
These are two extensive guides to finding what you need on the Web available
from the University of Alberta. Kenton Good's
"Finding Information on the Web" is listed above. There is also his "Advanced
Web Searching" at
http://www.atl.ualberta.ca/articles/web/advance.cfm (Thanks to Steve Rossen
of UCLA's FNMC for this reference)
Wide "Wait:" (Top 5 Best-Performing Web sites)
Yahoo - 2.55 (average aceess time, in seconds, to download
a home page)
Apple - 3.13
Lycos - 3.44
AltaVista - 3.53
Federal Express - 3.64
over SONET and ATM
Web as a document sharing and repository medium
"The virus is in the mail"
(according to ICSA.net)
1996 1997 1998
and Fair Use Act
by Kenneth Crews, an authority on the issue of copyright and fair use in
A rather amusing
copyright site is called "Copyright Bay"-- The Dist-Ed Point section
addresses the issue of fair use and other questions as they relate to distance
It provides a clear introduction to recent definitions and discussions
on these issues. Also see the site's Bibliography for
references and updates.
page at UCLA's Faculty New Media site that helps define fair use in different
contexts and also offers links
A site dealing
specifically with web pages.
"Copyright and Fair Use" site is dull but authoritative.
A paper from
the recent Educause conference by Janis H. Bruwelheide, Ed.D., Montana
State University-Bozeman which presents
overview of ideas and concerns concerning "who owns what," discusses issues
relevant to learner support and student
and presents ideas about ownership which institutions might consider. Also
gives overview of copyright changes and
for 1998 and 1999 and links to sources of additional information.
site presented by the University of Texas
Remote Access Tools
Economic, Public Policy and Social Aspects of Telecommunications
Hardware and Software Vendors
High-Speed Wide-Area Networks
General discussions of LANs - comp.dcom.lans, comp.dcomp.lans.misc
General discussion of wireless networks including wireless
LANs - comp.std.wireless
Computer security and encryption - comp.security.misc
ATM and ATM LANs - comp.dcom.cell-relay
Frame Relay Networks - comp.dcom.frame-relay
Discussion group of network management applications, protocols,
and standards - comp.dcom.net-management
TCP/IP protocol suite - comp.protocols.tcp-ip
(Storage Area Networks) Architectures
Top 10 Government Web Sites (unique visitors (in millions)
in June '99): (Source:
Media Metrix, Inc.)
Web collaboration, personal management, and scheduling tools
This is for PC and now also for MAC. This one is usually classified as
WYSIWYG and Quasi. They offer a free trial
version--otherwise it's $79.
Filemaker's Home Page allows both WYSIWYG and plain HTML edit modes, is
available for both MAC and PC, and offers a free
trial software version (otherwise about $99).
HoTMetal Pro 6.0 ($129) has three levels of user editing and includes their
"site-maker" WYSIWYG level which offers a variety of
templates that can be used to make webpages by those who do not know HTML.
Web Express is available for a free 30 day trial and has many easy to use
WYSIWYG features. It retails for about $70.
Microsoft FrontPage offers quasi and code modes, but the 2000 is only available
for PC. About $149
Macromedia's Dreamweaver--this is overkill for most of our instructors.
There is a free trial version available. $299 retail but educator
prices are also available
From May 4th, 1999, a comparative review from Wired's WebMonkey pages of
the major players of the WYSIWYG type. It includes
some discussion of how these editors have recently changed and improved.
Again, every review needs to be taken with a grain of
salt--price, and your own particular webpage creation needs all should
be taken into consideration.
Electronic Journals on Telecommunications
Columbia Journalism Review: http://www.cjr.org
Internet Week: http://techweb.cmp.com/internetwk
Cyberwire Dispatch: http://www.cyberworks.com/networks.html
Daily Digest: http://www.FCC.gov
Internet Voyager: http://www.enews.com/magazine/0.1019.1029.00.html
Journal of Online Law: http://www.law.cornell.edu/jol/jol.table.html
LAN Magazine: http://www.networkmagazine.com
Network Computing: http://techweb.cmp/com/nc/docs/
PC Computing: http://www.zdnet.com/pccomp/
PC Week Online: http://www.zdnet.com/pcweek
Reuter's News Service: http://www.yahoo.com/News/Technology/Daily
Telecommunications Magazine: http://www.telecoms_mag.com/tcs.html
Telecom AM: http://www.telecommunications.com/annex
The Annex: http://www.pcworld.com/annex
Web Developer: http://pubs.iworld.com/wd-online
Web Week: http://www.webweek.com
IMPACTS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
The following web sites contain information to supplement
class discussion of the social impacts of telecommunications.
Center for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia. This page presents
an array of computer and information ethics resources on the World Wide
Web. This includes organizations of interest, on-line publications, on-line
books, cases, and papers, specific computer ethic topical links, and courses
in computer ethics. Overall, this is an extensive and up-to-date site with
many resources on computer ethics.
ISWorldNet Page on Computer Ethics and Cyberethics (editors: David Vance
and Arun Rai). This page contains an assortment of introductory essays,
bibliographies, internet-based resources including many interesting links,
and some case studies. The page is a little out of date and has some broken
http://www.privacy.org/ The Privacy
Page. Many current news items about privacy issues mostly electronic ones.
Contains numerous links to organizations, publications, and resource providers
on privacy. Has a news archive that goes back a year and a half.
The Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR) is located at
De Montfort University in the UK. This is CCSR website. It contains much
information and many links related to the societal impacts of computing
and its technologies. The "Bookshelf" contains many articles and reports
written by members and associates of CCSR. The perspective is from the
UK and Europe.
A series of websites from DePaul University that relate to privacy, ethical
aspects of computing, and societal impacts. Quite varied.
A collection of references on ethics, the law, and privacy. Some is related
to computer ethics.
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility. This public interest
alliance of computer scientists and related people examines the implications
of computer on society. The website contains diverse topics such as "concerning
hackers," "computer privacy," "FBI wiretap bills," etc. It is a site that
confronts current issues, sometimes hard or uncomfortable ones.
http://www.cdt.org/ Center for Democracy
and Technology. A non-profit based in Washington D.C. contains current
news articles and releases on topics related to data privacy, wiretapping,
free speech, encryption, and censorship. It is up-to-date with current
http://www.eff.org/ Another non-profit
organization. This one focuses on the rights of users of on-line technologies.
Has focus on the privacy and social impact issues of expanding Internet
usage. Current news reports mostly.
Wired Magazine. One of the original magazines focusing on the issues and
challenges of expanding web and internet usage. Broader than computer ethics,
you may have to look around on this site to find relevant ethical information
and items. At the minimum, it's fun to look through.