What is Cyber Space

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 02/03/2000 - 16:30
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A good read from Boston.com discussing just what this thing called Cyberspace is. I\'m not sure what or where it is, but I know I\'m there an awful lot.

No one had even heard of cyberspace until William Gibson coined the term in his 1984 cyberpunk novel NEUROMANCER. Now just about everyone in the industrialized world seems to know about it. But even scholars who have spent years studying it can\'t agree on what it really is.

Malicious HTML

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 02/03/2000 - 15:55
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CERT has issued a Report warning internet uses of malicious HTML.
They also posted a Solution Here
A web site may inadvertently include malicious HTML tags or script in a dynamically generated page based on unvalidated input from untrustworthy sources. This can be a problem when a web server does not adequately ensure that generated pages are properly encoded to prevent unintended execution of scripts, and when input is not validated to prevent malicious HTML from being presented to the user.

Sarasota library debuts e-mail reading club

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 02/03/2000 - 11:34

The Sarasota FL News has a very interesting Story on the first Email Book club.Certainly a great idea that promotes the library, and makes it easier for patrons to find great books.

This is not your traditional reading club, with a handful of people discussing a work of fiction. Rather, it\'s a new kind of library outreach aimed at time-challenged, tech-savvy book lovers.
\"Monday through Friday, a chapter of a new best-selling book will be e-mailed directly to you,\" Burns said. \"Over the week you get the first two or three chapters of the book.\"

Books are not just for reading now

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 02/02/2000 - 19:13
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I almost wanted to put this in Humor.

The Lansing State Journal Has a Story on the newest home decorating trend, Books!

They\'re books, but they\'re not just for reading anymore.

\"Sometimes we have interior decorators buy books by the yard for customers,\" said Ray Walsh, owner of Archives Book Shop and the Curious Book Shop in East Lansing. \"It really does add a personal touch,\" he said.

\"Every once in awhile we get someone who has model homes who buys books for display so the house doesn\'t look empty,\" Walsh said.

Old library embraces the age of automation

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 02/02/2000 - 19:04
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A story on two local NY libraries moves to upgrade outdated sytems.Actually, the future\'s here in most libraries, but in Sullivan County, automation has taken awhile to catch on. For these and many rural libraries the move into the 21st century has been costly, with additional hardware, maintenance and staff time required to get books in the system.