Eva Pascoe | Digital Retailer

Independent

Tuesday, September 30th, 1997

Denying Internet access to women in the workplace only helps men to maintain their powerbase

Women area as interested in computers as men, and would play more games if there were more female-friendly plots, claims Brenda Laurel in a recently published study, conducted at UCLA and based on American females. The study attempts to break the generally held view that women deal with computers reluctantly and use them only as

Tuesday, September 16th, 1997

The browser war needs a Geneva Convention: do not harm civilians

Something fishy has been going on with electronic commerce Web site for the past few weeks. I have been bombarded with complaints from the people who are having trouble completing purchases on retail sites that were once...

Tuesday, September 2nd, 1997

A lot of hardware manufacturers seem to be forgetting why we use computers

Imagine that you live in Hawaii. You spend most of the days surfing and sunbathing, and in the evening you work for a London-based Internet consultancy on the biggest Web project in town. Outrageous? Well, perhaps, but...

Tuesday, August 19th, 1997

The knowledge gap between us and the US could be solved if our universities provided online short courses

Some 300,000 jobs were created in the US last month, according to the US Department of Labour. Many were in computing, management and engineering. Often when an American IT company expands, the benefits are felt in Britain,...

Tuesday, July 22nd, 1997

It’s time Microsoft took all of us-individual software consumers and corporate It buyers-seriously

Yes, the Dark Force is back in town, to bring a new level of atrocity to the browser wars. Darth Vader (Bill Gates to you and me) wheeled out the heavy intergalactic artillery for lest week’s launch...

Tuesday, July 8th, 1997

Gizmo lovers are likely to play a substantial role in product development as well as act as agents of social change

Do your own an electronic personal organizer? If you do, then you are one of a staggering 1.3 million gadget-oriented UK professionals who have gone from Eighties Filofax to Nineties Pilot or MessagePad. We are spending more...

Tuesday, June 24th, 1997

The Royal Family Web site could provide the Queen with a new way to bring the monarchy closer to the public

Summer is upon us, and with it hordes of family visitors from overseas. Inevitably, this means endless questions about the latest doings of the Royal Family, visits to Buckingham Palace and procurement of mugs with royal faces...

Tuesday, June 10th, 1997

forget the cottage in Wales, think global and find the sunniest spot in the world with a solid Internet service provider

Imagine that you live in Hawaii. You spend most of the days surfing and sunbathing, and in the evening you work for a London-based Internet consultancy on the biggest Web project in town. Outrageous? Well, perhaps, but...

Tuesday, May 27th, 1997

Computers in schools simply mean more and better engineers, scientists and programmers in future

It’s official: the youth of today has finally disowned the book. A recent poll conducted by CNN and the National Science foundation found that 77per cent of American teenagers prefer to use Internet for school projects instead...

Tuesday, May 13th, 1997

The most frightful traps, monsters and sneaks are waiting for the innocent cybercustomer

Virtual shopping is not what it seems. It’s not a convenience, a cost-saving or modern procurement method. It is anew religion, a passion, a mission for the Internet community. Evidence for this new cult movement is aplenty....

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