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One reason was it cost $50,000 to apply for, another, who would run it? I\'m sure we\'re all looking forward to those exciting new .aero\'s!
[Here...] comes still another Internet study, as if we need one, which attempts to herd users into categories based on \"occasionalization\" (their word not mine or Webster\'s). I wonder how much they charged for that anyway? Try to win that one on Wheel...Vanna, I would like an \"E\" please.
So, which group do you fall under?
With the internet over 550 billion pages, they say much of the most interesting and valuable content remains hard to find, and search engines are just having a hard time keeping up.
I never seem to have any trouble, is it just me?
Meanwhile This Story talks about the The Internet Engineering Task Force and it\'s work to keep things moving.
And the USA Today wonders aloud if the Net\'s free ride is ending. Will we have to pay for Yahoo! in the future?
Charles Davis shares This Story on the ever humble Tim
Berners-Lee. He will receive an honorary degree
\"Doctor of Science (honoris causa)\" from the University
of Oxford at Encaenia. We all owe him a big thanks for
what he did.
In other \'net-news, Bob Cox sent along This NY Post Story on a Brooklyn busboy
who pulled off the largest identity-theft in Internet
history, stealing from more than 200 of the \"Richest
People in America\" listed in Forbes magazine, and he
did it all with the computers in a local library!Here\'s another Story too.
\"Last fall, a French judge named Jean-Jacques Gomez made Internet history, and attracted a flock of critics, when he ordered the Yahoo Web site to prevent French residents from viewing Nazi memorabilia in its online auctions.
To Yahoo, the appearance of Nazi uniforms and other objects was simply an unintended byproduct of the borderless Internet: the items, which were being offered by sellers all over the world, happened to be on French computer screens.\" -- Read More
The focus of the site will shift toward reference, education and learning content, and away from topical features and they laid off 68 of 220 employees
\"Frankly, I was surprised that the company launched as a free site. Britannica.com has killer content and a tremendous brand with a value that is already established,\"
While, Salon has A Story that says the rush to bury Yahoo! prematurely is the latest sign of a manic-depressive marketplace.
Clay Shirkey\'s Take is a bit less gloomy, he says the Internet itself is still a growing force in the business world, and TK stepping down from Yahoo! is a good sign.
Personally, I love Yahoo!, it always helps me avoid Search Rage
Slashdot has a double interview with Michael Hart of the Project Gutenberg and Jimmy Wales of the Nupedia open content encyclopedia project. There\'s alot of talk on on the nature of copyright and online publishing, interesting stuff.
Martin Stone writes... \"Abilene, a high-speed nationwide Internet2 network, said today that state education networks in Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Virginia and Washington will connect to the backbone under a new policy allowing expanded access.
Partnerships with Internet2 universities and regional networking organizations will provide institutions such as elementary schools, secondary schools, community colleges, museums and libraries access to the national high-performance network...\" [more...] from NewsBytes