Show of 4-13-2002

  • A Look at the Future
    • Self Organizing Networks
      • Wireless Connection of Household devices
      • Not hub and spoke, but self-organized peers
      • Wireless connectivity (Bluetooth, 802.11)
      • Lighting, ventilation, motions sensors, air-conditioning ducts, sprinkler systems, data storage bricks
    • Grid Computing
      • Teragrid, an NSF Project to network supercomputers
      • National Center for Supercomputing Applications at Univ. of Illinois
      • US Department of Energy?s Argonne Laboratories near Chicago
      • Caltech in Pasadena
      • San Diego Supercomputer Center at Univ. of California
      • 13.6 trillion floating point operations per second (teraflop)
    • Nanobiotech
      • Nano-devices tuned to detect large molecules
    • Human Computer Interaction
      • This is where the action will be
      • Top Labs for 1990s
        • Bell Communications Research
        • Apple Computer Advanced Technology Group
        • Xerox PARC
      • Top Labs for 2000-2010
        • Microsoft Research
        • Xerox PARC
        • Canegie Mellon University
  • Pancake Technology Rundown in Honor of DB’s pancake batter swim for charity
  • Napster Dumps 30 More Employees
    • Down to 58 employees
    • Third round of layoff in six months
    • Feud between Bertelsman CEO and John Fanning (uncle of Steven Fanning ), and Mummer Winblad, a VC firm
  • Online Filing for the Tardy
  • Security
  • Sharing the Airwaves
    • A new approach is needed
    • FCC Take Heed
    • Spread spectrum technologies rather than allocating fixed bands
  • Internet Fraud Complaint Center 2001 Statistics
    • 42% Identity Theft
    • 20% Web Auctions
    • 15% Nigerian 419 e-mail scam
    • Balance Credit Card Fraud and Confidence Fraud
  • National ID Cards Questions to Blue Ribbon Panel
    • National Academy of Sciences Committee
    • Constitutional issues
    • Technical issues
    • Economic issues
  • WiFi Lite Proposal by Microsoft
    • Another bad idea, like WinModem
  • Mail Bag
    • Improper Program Removal — Reinstall and then remove with Add/Remove Wizard
    • File association brings up wrong program — Go to Windows Folder Options and reassign program association
    • Readers for visually impaired — One reader likes the Pronto Reader instead of Galileo Reader
    • Love Tech Talk MP3 Files — Thanks for all the love
  • Stratford News
    • Next Start April 22, 2002