Real Virtuality

Real Virtuality

The reasons for cyberspace. Computers are often criticized for being too virtual, having too little to do with the real world. There’s some substance to these criticisms. The virtual world doesn’t automatically have anything to redeem it. Yet it’s...
Pondering the Web

Pondering the Web

In a lot of different ways! The Web is an invention in its infancy. The ideas behind it have been around for decades, but only recently has the technology existed to support its explosion. There are many angles from which to think about it, and there are a million...
Cyber Rights Now!

Cyber Rights Now!

Some Good Organizations – Electronic Frontier Foundation – The flagship organization working towards civil liberties in cyberspace. CCRI – Cyber Civil Rights Initiative is a non-profit organization providing support, advice, counseling, and legal...
Create Your Audience

Create Your Audience

The pros and cons of Web writing. Anyone who ever wanted a public soapbox knows that the Web is a huge temptation. But with the appeal of a (potentially) global audience comes the anxiety… am I interesting enough? Because on the Web, if no one browses you, you...
Backlinks

Backlinks

The road not yet taken on the Web. Backward Links Links on World Wide Web pages contain a destination address; when clicked, the target page is loaded. These are “forward” links; they provide passage from the current page to some other page on the Web....
The Truth is Out There

The Truth is Out There

Applied websurfing 101 Here are the most useful web resources I’ve found: www.hotbot.com, the first search engine I turn to. No news, but really good relevance ranking and lots of sites indexed. www.infoseek.com, the first engine I really liked. It still does...
A Guide to 1995 Cyberspaces

A Guide to 1995 Cyberspaces

What’s out there? And which will win? “Cyberspace” is a key concept for the future of the computer industry. Yet cyberspaces are already all around us. This survey analyzes many already-working (and some vaporware) systems, and suggests which ones...