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Taylor Kreinces

HowStuffWorks Videos "What is the future of libraries?" - 2 views

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    Video about one person's take on what libraries will be used for in the future. Very interesting opinion.
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    Hmm, interesting. The service she describes where libraries sell books is fairly rare, still, although it's made possible by a thing called an Espresso Book Machine that prints copied of ebooks: http://www.ondemandbooks.com/ I hate when I can't figure out the date of things. I even looked at the source code to try to find out when that video was recorded, but I couldn't. I did discover that the girl in the video (I love her sweater!) is one of the co-hosts of another How Stuff Works podcast called "Stuff You Missed in History Class" at http://shows.howstuffworks.com/stuff-you-missed-in-history-class-podcast.htm -- that might be useful! Certainly relevant. :) Their latest episode is about an 18th-century "Vampire Panic" in New England. Sign me up.
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    I listen to that podcast all the time!
cmarion2

HowStuffWorks "Internet vs. World Wide Web" - 0 views

  • The Web isn't the only system out there, but it's the most popular and widely used. (Examples of ways to access the Internet without using HTTP include e-mail and instant messaging.)
  • The World Wide Web, on the other hand, is the system we use to access the Internet
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    This article explains the difference between the internet and the WWW by describing the internet as a network of computers and the WWW as one of the modes we use to access certain files within this network. It also states that-- as we had discussed in class-- though the WWW is probably the most widely-used mode of accessing the internet, other ways, such as through email and instant messaging, are also available.
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    This article explains the difference between the internet and the WWW by describing the internet as a network of computers and the WWW as one of the modes we use to access certain files within this network. It also states that-- as we had discussed in class-- though the WWW is probably the most widely-used mode of accessing the internet, other ways, such as through email and instant messaging, are also available.
Taylor Kreinces

HowStuffWorks: "10 Differences Between Macs and PCs" - 0 views

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    This is a slide show about the differences between Apple computers and computers that are deemed "PCs". It compares everything from design to software. I thought it was interesting to see how people see these computers and what the actual difference between them were.
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    I see that both you and Marion have shared links from HowStuffWorks.com -- that site usually has pretty good information, especially for basic stuff. I find it interesting that they're classified as an "entertainment" site; they pay people a little (not much) to write the articles, and then they sell ads on the content. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_stuff_works I know a guy who works there -- Jonathan Strickland. Great guy and great podcaster.
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    Interesting, Taylor, although I wish that article had a date on it. I bet it's a couple of years old: both Macs and PCs change a lot. Still, those differences still apply. Technically, of course, Macs are PCs, since PC stands for "Personal Computer," which a Mac is. But what can you do -- language is slippery.
Ellie Cattle

HowStuffWorks "10 Worst Computer Viruses of All Time" - 1 views

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    The presentation on the first computer worm on Monday made me want to check out other cases of major computer viruses.
Amanda French

http://www.howstuffworks.com/bytes.htm - 2 views

Brittney, can you please delete this and post it as a Bookmark, not a topic? Thanks. I've given you credit for this, but it'll keep the group neater.

Paola Torrico

The Oldest Book in the World - 1 views

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    I found this article to be pretty interesting. It is about what scientists believe is to be the first book ever written (about 2,000 years ago!). I thought it was pretty cool!
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