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    e-Clippings 10.31.01 Happy ^Belated^ Halloween! & All Saints Day! Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. --Albert Einstein, 1879-1955
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      e-Clippings 10.31.01 Happy ^Belated^ Halloween! & All Saints Day!

      "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
      --Albert Einstein, 1879-1955

      Potius sero quam numquam.
      It's better late than never.

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      Whew! That was a busy couple of weeks! Let's see, had to get
      ready for my son's 2nd birthday party on the 28th, pack and
      travel to TechLearn 2001 later that day (see below for links to Mike
      Parmentier's Trip Report [also in the `Files' section]
      and Jay Cross's InternetTime Report on TechLearn). Then get back
      and right back into a meeting with the Admiral heading up the
      Navy's very impressive training transformation task, Task Force
      Excel. <br>

      So, please excuse me for missing a week but rest assured that you
      won't be missing a week of news. I have caught up now and I
      thought about how to do this – do I send two parts or one huge
      email? I went with the one huge email thinking that it would be
      better to occupy one space vice two in your Inbox.<BR>

      While this does make for a rather lengthy issue, I URGE you to forge
      through. There are items in here from Vint Cerf, Peter Drucker, e-
      Learning stock news, some great new training programs, new US federal
      and EU legislation, some interesting new journals and a 40 foot
      alligator and research into `skunky' beer. So please read on
      and remember some of those pesky URLs wrap to the second line
      requiring you to cut and paste them into the address bar.<BR>

      V/R Mark Oehlert, Editor<BR>

      TechLearn 2001: Blended Learning Forum & The World e-Learning
      Congress "Trip Report" by Mike Parmentier
      http://www.techlearn2001.com/tripreport/Trip_Report_2001.htm

      TechLearn 2001 Report (w/ photos) from InternetTime
      http://www.internettime.com/itimegroup/conferences/techlrn2001/techlea
      rn2001.htm
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      NEWS

      CIO: DESIGNING WORLD CLASS E-LEARNING
      As this book will make clear, we learn by doing, failing, and
      practicing until we do it right. Because most organizations can't
      afford massive on-the-job failure and most people don't learn when
      they fail in public, we need to create a safe place to fail and
      learn. The virtual reality of computer simulations and role-playing
      scenarios serve that purpose.
      http://www2.cio.com/books/book.cfm?ID=248

      Booz Allen Hamilton Develops Learning Management System: SPYGLASS is
      a Web-enabled learning management system currently operational on
      seven U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and at six on-shore training sites,
      servicing over 2,000 Navy users…
      http://www.elearningmag.com/news/booz1024.asp

      PricewaterhouseCoopers to Implement The Army Distance Learning
      Program: The company will build and maintain a Web-enabled enterprise
      learning management system to train soldiers in their military
      specialties…
      http://www.elearningmag.com/news/pwcoopers1024.asp

      VCampus Shift Hurts Revenue
      http://www.washtech.com/news/software/13342-1.html

      STATE OF MISSISSIPPI UNVEILS E-UNIVERSITY INITIATIVE
      The Mississippi e-University initiative was announced last week at an
      e-Town Meeting held in the town of Jackson. Intended to target adults
      who want to further their education or enhance their corporate
      skills, the e-university was designed by members of the state College
      Board and staff of the University of Mississippi and the state
      community college system. The e-university will continue to offer
      traditional correspondence courses while emphasizing Internet
      learning, says Pam Smith, an assistant commissioner for higher
      education in Mississippi and a spokesperson for the College Board
      http://www.djournal.com/djournal/site/articles/news/691916.htm

      VIRGINIA OFFICIALS PLAN NEW STATE-RUN VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY
      Virginia education officials are planning to create a new, state-run
      online university based on the state's private and public colleges
      and universities. Dubbed Virginia Virtual University, or V2U, it
      would allow students to link credits from different schools, as well
      as certification courses offered by Microsoft and other businesses.
      V2U would not create any of its own courses, but help expand the
      opportunities for the rapidly growing number of university students
      in the state. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
      hopes the bare-bones infrastructure will help V2U keep costs low.
      http://www.washtech.com/news/software/13184-1.html

      RESEARCH: ELEARNING HEATS UP:(Source: eBCA) According to a recent
      study conducted by the e-Business Communication Association,
      eLearning is the preferred method of skill development for e-business
      professionals as they plan for the future and confront their fears.
      http://click.idg.email-publisher.com/maaadXgaaQvaka9ndSPb/

      INTEREST IN E-LEARNING RISES IN WAKE OF SEPTEMBER 11: Providers of e-
      learning software and connectivity are experiencing a surge in new
      business and inquiries. The Sept. 11 attacks will "have an immediate
      and undeniable" positive effect on the e-learning sector, says
      Cushing Anderson, program manager of research firm IDC. Centra
      Software has experienced a 20 percent increase in calls from clients,
      says Ellen Slaby, a company representative. Representatives of
      PlaceWare, a Web conferencing firm, say inquiries doubled within two
      weeks of Sept. 11.
      http://www.interactiveweek.com/article/0,3658,s%253D604%2526a%
      253D16965,00.asp

      FREE ONLINE COURSES BOOST SALES AT BARNES&NOBLE.COM: At
      Barnes&Noble.com, free online courses have increased the company's
      Web traffic and increased sales. The company says that almost 400,000
      people have enrolled at Barnes & Noble University since its June 2000
      launch. Over that time, class offerings have grown from 30 courses a
      month to between 50 and 60. Students typically enroll in the fall or
      in January and take two or more courses at a time.
      Read full story at iMarketing News
      http://www.imarketingnews.com/cgi-bin/artprevbot.cgi?
      article_id=17501&dest=article

      PONDERING PC GAMING: As the hype over video game consoles builds,
      with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Nintendo launching their long-
      awaited Xbox and GameCube machines, respectively, in November, I
      think now is a good time to say that PC games aren't dead.
      http://www.redherring.com/index.asp?
      layout=story&channel=10000001&doc_id=420020442&rh_special_report_id=

      SYLVAN FINDS PROFITABILITY IN INTERNATIONAL MARKET: Sylvan Learning
      Systems announced strong third-quarter results last week as it
      broadened its international offerings. The firm reported net income
      of $8.4 million for the third quarter, compared to a loss of $1.4
      million in the same period last year. The numbers point to a new
      direction for Sylvan, which has been acquiring universities in Europe
      and Latin America. Overseas and online higher education currently
      provide 65 percent of the firm's revenue, and the figure could go to
      about 75 percent in a year, says Sylvan CEO Douglas L. Becker.
      http://www.sunspot.net/technology/bal-bz.sylvan26oct26.story?coll=bal%
      2Dbusiness%2Dheadlines

      Pentagon Has a 3-D View to a Kill (Conflict 2001 2:00 a.m. PST): The
      U.S. military is using high-resolution 3-D maps so troops can view
      battlefields before a mission. By Wired News' Declan McCullagh.
      http://www.wired.com/news/conflict/0,2100,48018,00.html?tw=wn20011031

      Visualization supports special forces: U.S. fighter pilots and
      Special Forces operations are preparing for missions in Afghanistan
      and elsewhere using advanced visualization technologies that provide
      accurate virtual models of cities, towns, buildings and terrain.
      http://computerworld.com/nlt/1%2C3590%2CNAV47_STO65362_NLTPM%2C00.html

      WEBCT TRACKING FEATURE IRKS CANADIAN STUDENTS: Students at Montreal's
      McGill University are up in arms over a feature included in WebCT
      software that allows professors to view numerical data summarizing
      individual students' participation in online courses. The tracking
      feature has raised privacy concerns among the students, many of whom
      believe that they should have been told about the feature. WebCT is
      used in over 800 classes at McGill.
      http://www.mcgilltribune.com/main.cfm?
      include=detail&storyid=130620&CFID=1618373&CFTOKEN=71077005

      Bill extends 'no cookies' rule to all federal Web sites: By Teri
      Rucker, National Journal's Technology Daily : The House on Wednesday
      is expected to adopt the compromise version of a fiscal 2002 Treasury-
      Postal Service bill, H.R. 2590, that would expand privacy protections
      for people visiting federal Web sites and provide funds for crime-
      fighting technology. The legislation would prohibit federal agencies
      from collecting and distributing personal information on computer
      users who visit federal Web sites. Agencies also would be barred from
      working with third parties to collect such information. The ban would
      not apply to data that does not identify individuals or to
      information submitted voluntarily.
      http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/1001/103101td3.htm

      Defense officials ponder technology's role in warfare: By Maureen
      Sirhal, National Journal's Technology Daily : Technologies that can
      provide information and "decision superiority" are increasingly
      critical to the future of U.S. defenses, but the branches of the
      military still face challenges in adapting to the demands of 21st-
      century warfare, a panel of experts said Tuesday. The defense and
      intelligence communities "must invest in technological capabilities
      and people to meet the information and knowledge needs of our armed
      forces and the nation's decision makers," Lt. Gen. James King, former
      director of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, said during a
      keynote speech. http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/1001/103101td2.htm

      EUROPE PARLIAMENT TO VOTE ON BANNING COOKIES: (Source: ITworld.com)
      The European Parliament is to vote Nov. 13 on whether to make cookies
      illegal
      http://click.idg.email-publisher.com/maaad9paaQypga9n1Ozb/

      PUBLIC SCHOOLS CONTINUE TO BUILD OUT THEIR NETWORKS: Spending on
      servers by U.S. public schools will climb 8.5 percent to $153 million
      for the 2001-2002 academic year, according to a recent report by
      International Data Group.
      http://click.idg.email-publisher.com/maaadYhaaQvB4a9ndSPb/

      The Browser Wars are back: Opera smacks MSN: Think Personal
      http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/22618.html

      IBM promotes self-healing systems: Have you the brain of a lizard?
      http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/53/22620.html

      Poking Holes in Microsoft's Copy Protection
      Software program spreading on the Internet allows users to bypass
      controversial activation feature in Windows XP.
      http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,69203,tk,dnWknd,00.asp

      Peer-to-Peer Enables Windows XP Swaps: Hundreds of illegal copies of
      Microsoft's new Windows XP operating system - and instructions on how
      to bypass its copy-protection scheme - are already floating around
      the Internet's peer-to-peer networks.
      http://eletters1.ziffdavis.com/cgi-bin10/flo?y=eMMD0DPscz0E470bEm0Aj

      ANHEUSER-BUSCH EXPANDING ONLINE TRAINING EFFORT
      http://click.idg.email-publisher.com/maaaebpaaQyUca9nGBIb/

      Brief: GM launches world's largest employee portal: General Motors
      Corp. formally launched its employee intranet site mySocrates
      yesterday and will offer inexpensive Internet access to its
      more than 180,000 employees in the U.S.
      http://computerworld.com/nlt/1%2C3590%2CNAV47_STO65420_NLTAM%2C00.html

      WR Hambrecht + Co: INDUSTRY UPDATE: LOSSES SEASON OVER... ALMOST FOR
      GOOD Reversing what had become an alarming trend, the e-learning
      index outperformed the Nasdaq last week, though it wasn't pretty.
      Our basket of e-learning stocks in the corporate, post-secondary, and
      K-12 sector dropped 13% versus a 28% decline in the Nasdaq. There
      were few discernible trends in the index this week...
      http://www.wrhambrecht.com/research/elearning/ir/index.html
      **Now here is what I am thinking – while the report does cover
      the latest deals, i.e. contracts won by the various companies, I
      wonder what tracking goes on as it relates to those companies. We all
      know that a widespread reaction to bad economic times is to cut the
      training budget, so what kind of terms are in these contracts and do
      they allow for the purchaser to bak out in whole or in part due to
      unforeseen events like 9.11.01?

      Technology Source: EFFECTIVE STUDENT PREPARATION FOR ONLINE LEARNING
      Much anecdotal information abounds on distance learning listservs and
      in interviews regarding high dropout rates in online courses and the
      lack of student re-enrollment following participation in an online
      course. During 1999 and 2000 I studied this phenomena in a small,
      private, urban university composed of roughly 5,000 students. This
      article presents my findings and provides one perspective on how
      effective creation and implementation of a required online student
      orientation course made a significant difference in student success
      and re-enrollment in Web-based learning.
      From November-December issue.
      http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=901

      Training Journal: COMPLIANT OR CERTIFIED; THAT IS THE QUESTION
      Experience has shown that compliant content may still be difficult to
      integrate into a chosen management system and that vendors often have
      to have integration groups that focus specifically on this issue. For
      the vendor, the standard is relevant if customers think it's
      relevant - that is, does it affect their sales? While standards
      compliance has become generally accepted as a good thing, standards
      certification is more limited and often treated as a marketing nice-
      to-have.
      http://www.trainingjournal.com/columns/1101dw.htm

      Economist: THE NEXT SOCIETY
      Peter Drucker: Information technology, although only one of many new
      features of the next society, is already having one hugely important
      effect: it is allowing knowledge to spread near-instantly, and making
      it accessible to everyone. Given the ease and speed at which
      information travels, every institution in the knowledge
      society—not only businesses, but also schools, universities,
      hospitals and increasingly government agencies too—has to be
      globally competitive, even though most organisations will continue to
      be local in their activities and in their markets. This is because
      the Internet will keep customers everywhere informed on what is
      available anywhere in the world, and at what price.
      http://www.economist.com/surveys/displaystory.cfm?story_id=770819

      E-Learning Market Expanding Beyond IT Training: The current economic
      climate could be good news for firms in the e-learning market, as
      companies are looking to control costs while at the same time e-
      learning broadens from IT-related training to more general skills.
      http://cyberatlas.com/markets/education/article/0,,5951_914901,00.html

      New Army Soldiers: Game Gamers (Conflict 2001 2:00 a.m. PST)
      The U.S. Army and USC are joining forces to design commercial PC
      games that will be used to train the next generation of soldiers. By
      Noah Shachtman.
      http://www.wired.com/news/conflict/0,2100,47931,00.html?tw=wn20011029


      TRENDS SECTION

      "The great paradox of the 21st century is that, in this age of
      powerful technology, the biggest problems we face internationally are
      problems of the human soul." -- Ralph Peters, former U.S. Army
      lieutenant colonel and author of "Fighting for the Future"
      http://robin.fastcompany.com/cgi-bin/nph-t.pl?U=1780&M=61055&MS=3242

      FATHER OF INTERNET OFFERS FORECAST: (Source: PCWorld.com) IP
      addresses can keep up with Net's growth, but the infrastructure may
      need a boost, Cerf says.
      http://click.idg.email-publisher.com/maaadXaaaQu4Fa9nkbob/

      Why Mobile Is Different? (The Economist)For a start, people are used
      to paying for it.
      http://www.economist.com/surveys/displayStory.cfm?Story_id=811984

      THE PERSISTENCE OF PRINT: (Source: CIO) 550 years later—still no
      paperless office. CIO looks at the role of print in the era of DTP
      and digital distribution.
      http://click.idg.email-publisher.com/maaad9paaQypha9n1Ozb/

      Understanding tech and terror: Sir Arthur C. Clarke, author of "2001:
      A Space Odyssey," speaks his mind about the use and abuse of
      technology and about lowland gorillas in Central Africa, threatened
      by miners of tantalum--a key element in cell phones.
      news.cnet.com/news/0-1014-201-7586905-0.html

      TaskZ: REAL VS. PERCEIVED PROBLEMS
      This essay asks the reader to consider some subtleties and
      abstractions in dealing with interface design. By using examples of
      real vs. perceived problems, the notion is developed that many
      problems call for a solution but are false because they are problems
      of perception rather than reality. Solving problems of perception do
      not solve the underlying problem.
      http://www.taskz.com/ucd_real_vs_perceived_indepth.htm

      KMWORLD 2001: IBM EXEC CAUTIONS AGAINST KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT PITFALLS
      As corporations implement technology and organizational structures
      for knowledge management within their organizations, knowledge-based
      communities must be allowed to form and develop naturally in order to
      cultivate innovation, said David Snowden, director of IBM's Institute
      for Knowledge Management.
      http://click.idg.email-publisher.com/maaaeaNaaQyKUa9ndSPb/

      INFORMATION IS A WEAPON: DARWIN'S GUIDE TO MILITARY AND THE IT
      Once soldiers are armed with the power of information, how will
      traditional military hierarchies adapt?
      http://click.idg.email-publisher.com/maaad5yaaQxGxa9tT0ib/

      NEW DEFENSE DEPARTMENT POLICY PUSHES TELEWORK
      A policy and guide are meant to reflect the departments commitment to
      increase the employees who work outside department offices, officials
      said.
      http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news/17368-1.html

      Features of State and Federal Web Sites (Brown University)
      http://cyberatlas.com/markets/professional/article/0,,5971_887581,00.h
      tml#table

      Paper Still Rules Paperless World (Technology 2:00 a.m. PDT)
      So much data, so few ways to print out a good copy. Not anymore.
      Introducing PrintMe, a worldwide network of servers connected to a
      worldwide network of printers. Farhad Manjoo reports from Foster
      City, California.
      http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,47785,00.html?
      tw=wn20011023

      Nokia knocks Palm off Euro PDA biz top slot: Symbian takes platform
      lead, despite collapsing Psion sales
      http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/53/22606.html

      Brint: THE ONLINE BOOK ON KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
      This online book contains articles drawn from our research, practice
      and thought leadership in advancing knowledge, practices and
      performance of worldwide corporations, governments, institutions and
      knowledge professionals.
      http://www.kmbook.com/

      Palm drops price of high-end handheld
      http://cgi.zdnet.com/slink?159255:9649913

      PALM CUTS PRICE ON M505, OFFERS SD CARD WITH OTHERS
      The price cut on the m505 is the latest in a long series of cuts by
      Palm and competing Palm OS device maker Handspring in a battle to
      sell handheld devices in an ailing economy.
      http://click.idg.email-publisher.com/maaaeb3aaQy3ya9nkbob/


      EMERGING TECH SECTION

      UNIVERSAL MAY KEEP PCS FROM PLAYING CDS
      (Source: PCWorld.com) In an effort to protect its copyright material
      for digital distribution, Universal Music Group is preparing to
      incorporate technology that may keep consumers from
      playing their legally bought CDs over their PCs at work or at home as
      soon as next month.
      http://click.idg.email-publisher.com/maaad9faaQyfLa9nkbob/

      CONSOLE CLAIRVOYANCE: WHICH GAME MACHINE SHOULD YOU BUY?
      (Source: GamePro.com) Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony are about to butt
      their collective heads in the biggest video-game playoff ever.
      http://click.idg.email-publisher.com/maaad4yaaQxoAa9nkbob/

      Linux PDA reference guide: To profile the emergence of embedded Linux
      as an alternative to Palm OS and Windows CE/Pocket PC,
      LinuxDevices.com offers this overview of current Linux-based PDAs.
      http://cgi.zdnet.com/slink?158353:9649913

      CompactFlash hits 1GB: Camera users smile
      http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/54/22664.html

      iMeet Releases Corporate Meeting Center 5.0: Areas of increased
      functionality within this newest version include the ability to
      enable multiple security access levels, maintain
      fully-integrated registration and evaluation functionality, and to
      share content with other users…
      http://www.elearningmag.com/news/imeet1024.asp

      "ACCESS GRID" BUILT FOR SCIENTISTS LINKS CLASSROOMS
      Students at the Universities of Alaska, Montana, and New Mexico are
      participating in an online parallel computing course using the Access
      Grid, a system developed under the aegis of the National
      Computational Science Alliance. The grid, which was originally
      created as a collaborative tool for scientists, is part of a system
      that uses the high-speed data network created by the Internet2
      consortium
      http://chronicle.com/free/2001/10/2001101901u.htm

      Groove modifies P2P underpinnings of its products: With today's
      release of a centralized enterprise server, Groove Networks Inc. has
      moved away from the pure peer-to-peer approach the company took when
      it launched its collaboration software a year ago.
      http://computerworld.com/nlt/1%2C3590%2CNAV47_STO65038_NLTAM%2C00.html

      Sun's P2P Project: Baby Steps: Sun Microsystems' initiative to
      provide an open source set of building blocks for peer-to-peer
      computing is gaining some traction, but it still lacks enthusiastic
      support of large enterprises, according to industry executives. To
      read the story, click here:
      http://eletters1.ziffdavis.com/cgi-bin10/flo?y=eMMD0DPscz0E470bEp0Am

      IS YOUR PC WATCHING YOU? FIND OUT! (Source: PCWorld.com) Spyware,
      snoopware, violations of all kinds, and Britney Spears.
      http://click.idg.email-publisher.com/maaaeaHaaQyFPa9nkbob/

      PDAS FOR ANY BUDGET: (Source: PCWorld.com) We review new handhelds
      from Casio, Handspring, and Toshiba.
      http://click.idg.email-publisher.com/maaaeb3aaQy3za9nkbob/

      Crazy Norsemen Forge 3-D for PDAs (Games 2:00 a.m. PST) A small
      company from Finland has resurrected the lost art of demo coding to
      create a 3-D gaming environment for handheld PDAs and smart phones.
      By Mark Baard.
      http://www.wired.com/news/games/0,2101,47850,00.html?tw=wn20011106

      File Trading Instantly Is Easier (MP3 Rocks the Web Friday) Who
      needs file-sharing applications when you have instant messaging.
      Yahoo, AOL and Microsoft are set to become bigger than Napster ever
      was. By Brad King.
      http://www.wired.com/news/mp3/0,1285,48071,00.html?tw=wn20011103

      Monsters, Inc. Used Monster Tools (Hollywood Tech Friday) The new
      software behind Pixar's Monsters, Inc. is unbelievably detailed: It
      simulated each of the three million hairs on one of the lead monsters
      individually. By Robin Clewley.
      http://www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,48052,00.html?tw=wn20011103

      Wayback Goes Way Back on Web (Culture 2:00 a.m. PST) It used to be
      that defunct Web pages would simply disappear. A new tool allows
      people to surf archived versions of the Internet as it was in the
      past. By Kendra Mayfield.
      http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,47894,00.html?tw=wn20011029


      SECURITY SECTION

      FROM: Vmyths.com
      A true "virus war" would force us to look at the very concept of
      warfare, where a defensive army struggles against an aggressor army.
      But guess what? The U.S. doesn't rely on armies to protect citizens
      from computer viruses. We hire private security guards to defend our
      sovereign PCs. You know them as antivirus vendors. A virus war
      would pit an aggressor army against the antivirus industry...
      Part 1: the U.S. military is a NON-combatant
      http://Vmyths.com/rant.cfm?id=416&page=4
      Part 2: nationalize the cartel?
      http://Vmyths.com/rant.cfm?id=417&page=4
      Part 3: 'there can be only one'
      http://Vmyths.com/rant.cfm?id=418&page=4

      NEW NIMDA VARIANT HITS NET, USERS URGED TO PATCH
      A new variant of the Nimda worm has appeared on the Internet, though
      exactly how it is different or whether it will be more or less
      serious than the original worm is so far undetermined, antivirus
      firms said Tuesday.
      http://click.idg.email-publisher.com/maaad9faaQyfKa9nkbob/

      IBM UNWRAPS FIRST SELF-HEALING, SELF-MANAGING PRODUCTS: IBM on
      Wednesday delivered the first self-managing, self-healing products
      that are part of its Project eLiza initiative, along
      with a new management service that monitors corporate IT systems
      around the clock providing real-time alerts of potential risks.
      http://click.idg.email-publisher.com/maaaeaNaaQyKSa9ndSPb/

      SECURITY GROUP: HUMANS ARE WEAKEST LINK: (Source: IDG.net) A panel
      during the Computer Security Institute conference's Wednesday morning
      session was dedicated to examining the role that people play in
      securing digital information.
      http://click.idg.email-publisher.com/maaad5yaaQxGva9tT0ib/

      **What an idiot.**
      Hack Breaks Security Site's Back (Culture 2:00 a.m. PDT)
      With no ad revenue and a staff of one, a malicious hack is one attack
      too many for SecurityNewsPortal. The popular security news site has
      called it quits. By Jeffrey Benner.
      http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,47836,00.html?tw=wn20011025

      Update: CERT finds one problem while searching for another
      The CERT Coordination Center said a number of printers contain
      vulnerabilities that intruders could exploit. CERT encourages all
      systems administrators to check their printers to make sure they
      aren't affected.
      http://computerworld.com/nlt/1%2C3590%2CNAV47_STO65424_NLTAM%2C00.html

      MAKE ROOM FOR CYBERWARRIORS
      To pinpoint the identities, strategies, habits and even locations of
      known and suspected terrorists, Americas cyberwarriors are using
      Internet-derived technologies to track financial transactions, e-mail
      exchanges, satellite-borne transmissions and telephone records.
      http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news/17367-1.html


      HUMOR AND MISC. SECTION

      HOW TO TAKE OVER THE CLASSROOM
      (Source: CIO) If CIOs want better graduates, they're going to have to
      step up to the chalkboard to get them.
      http://click.idg.email-publisher.com/maaad9oaaQyoia9ndSPb/

      Applied Intelligence
      http://www.wkap.nl/journalhome.htm/0924-669X
      The International Journal of Artificial Intelligence, Neural
      Networks, and Complex Problem-Solving Technologies. The international
      journal of Applied Intelligence provides a medium for exchanging
      scientific research and technological achievements accomplished by
      the international community. The focus of the work is on research in
      artificial intelligence and neural networks. The journal addresses
      issues involving solutions of real-life manufacturing, defense,
      management, government and industrial problems which are too complex
      to be solved through conventional approaches and which require the
      simulation of intelligent thought processes, heuristics, applications
      of knowledge, and distributed and parallel processing. The
      integration of these multiple approaches in solving complex problems
      is of particular importance.

      Archives and Museum Informatics
      http://www.wkap.nl/journalhome.htm/1042-1467
      Archives and Museum Informatics is an international forum for the
      representation of knowledge and the management of information
      relating to the world's cultural heritage. The journal aims to
      present timely and technical contributions to cultural informatics
      including theory, case studies of implementations, and reviews
      standards, print and electronic publications, software, network sites
      and conferences.

      Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
      http://www.wkap.nl/journalhome.htm/1387-2532
      The emergence of autonomous agents and multi-agent technology is one
      of the most exciting and important events to occur in computer
      science during the 1990s. It is widely believed that this technology
      will play a central role in the development of complex distributed
      systems, networked information systems, and computer interfaces
      during the twenty-first century. The aim of the Journal is,
      therefore, to provide a forum for disseminating significant new
      results in the foundations, development, analysis, and applications
      of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems.

      YAHOO! INTERNET LIFE MAGAZINE RANKS TOP 200 WIRED COLLEGES
      Yahoo! Internet Life magazine has issued its annual list of most-
      wired colleges, this year expanding the list from 100 to 200 schools.
      The top five colleges, in order of ranking, are Carnegie Mellon
      University, Stanford University, Georgia Institute of Technology,
      Dartmouth College, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The
      rankings are based on scores in six broad categories including e-
      Learning, which accounts for 12 percent of the total score.
      Download .pdf file at Yahoo! Internet Life
      http://yil.com/features/feature.aspFrame=false&Volume=07&Issue=10&Keyw
      ord=colleges

      Bill Gates Films "Frasier" Episode - (Forbes)
      http://markets2.forbes.com/rpt/Company_news_full_story.asp?
      id=N23265158&Symbol=MSFT

      **Let's see the croc hunter go after this one!
      PALEONTOLOGISTS UNEARTH COLOSSAL CRETACEOUS CROCODILE IN NIGER
      Paleontologists working in Niger's Ténéré Desert have
      unearthed the fossilized remains of a crocodile that might give even
      Steve Irwin pause. Indeed, according to a report published in the
      journal Science, this bigger, badder cousin of modern crocs measured
      up to 40 feet long and weighed in at eight metric tons. Dubbed
      Sarcosuchus imperator, the Cretaceous beast may have preyed on
      dinosaurs.
      http://sciam.rsc03.net/servlet/cc?lJpDUWEhLosLkmFHKsgLmDhknE0EVYY

      WHAT CAUSES THE NOISE WHEN WE CRACK OUR KNUCKLES?
      Raymond Brodeur in the Ergonomics Research Laboratory at Michigan
      State University responds.
      http://sciam.rsc03.net/servlet/cc?lJpDUWEhLosLkmFHKsgLmDhknE0EVXA
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