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  • Posted Jun 29, 1998
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on Stop treating us like web dummies: This sudden vote of no confidence in our online IQ is strange
  • Independent
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THERE IS a worrying trend emerging in Internet development. An increasing number of new Internet products are being rejected at the funding stage before the online customer even gets a chance to play with them. “The Internet is now a mass medium so we must dumb it down for the masses” appears to be the …[ read more ]

  • Posted Jun 2, 1998
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on Unlike Internet technology, which has developed a solid electronic commerce infrastructure, interactive TV is still in its ‘blue sky’ phase
  • Independent
  • 2319 Views

Last week, a surprising announcement from Tokyo got all the television folk in Britain hot and bothered. No, it wasn’t that long-awaited apology to British POWs. It was an official decision to delay the launch of digital TV until 2003, issued by the Japanese Ministry of Telecommunications, which spread horror in the British broadcasters’ canteens. …[ read more ]

  • Posted May 12, 1998
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on Don’t feel like going in to the office today? Then get yourself a high-speed Internet connection and join the telecommuter
  • Independent
  • 2216 Views

More than 3 million Europeans are now officially classified as “telecommuters”. This is a small number compared with America’s 11 million telecommuters. However, according to the UK’s top Internet service providers, since September the rise in the number of newly wired households for the first time has surpassed the number of new connections for offices. …[ read more ]

  • Posted Apr 14, 1998
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on Nobody said it would be easy to be a techno-parent, but we shouldn’t make it as difficult as it is today
  • Independent
  • 2203 Views

A bunch of new PC game releases tempted me to the high street recently, with the goal of stocking up on digital entertainment for my nephews and nieces, who were coming to visit. Last year, they spent their time productively in front of my computer, so I thought we would continue this happy trend this …[ read more ]

  • Posted Feb 17, 1998
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on After years of watching Microsoft eating away smaller UK competitors, the City simply gave up trying to keep the local IT industry going
  • Independent
  • 2240 Views

Last week was a joyful time for all of us in the technology industry in the UK. Despite the Prime Minister’s love affair with Rupert Murdoch, it looks as if, thanks to the House of Lords, we will eventually get a Competition Bill worth its name. By voting to outlaw predatory pricing, the Lords gave …[ read more ]

  • Posted Dec 9, 1997
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on It’s shocking that BBC should take its anachronistic, obsolete presence to this new medium, which was building its own content without the help of taxpayers’ money.
  • Independent
  • 2262 Views

The end of 1997 is fast approaching, and, after spending most of it caught in the Microsoft and Netscape crossfire in the electronic commerce trenches, I was quietly hoping for some peace next year. However, every a cursory glance at the technology tea leaves shows that 1998 will be another year of rollercoaster changes. If …[ read more ]

  • Posted Nov 25, 1997
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on When in doubt, a good analyst will focus on a small number of areas, concentrating on selected islands of clarity, while avoiding big picture predictions that are certain to be wrong in six months’ time
  • Independent
  • 2170 Views

Snowstorms and Gigabit routing switches were the hot topics of the recent Forrester Forum in Boston. Rising to their established reputation as the ultimate prophets of digital commerce, the Forresterians put together a line-up of top rank superstars like Java-Queen Kim Polese from Marimba, and Jim Barksdale, chief executive of Netscape, to do some tea-leaf …[ read more ]

  • Posted Oct 28, 1997
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on Given half a chance –and decent Internet connection-many of us would not hesitate to flee from suburbia
  • Independent
  • 2330 Views

By the year 2097, we will have moved to the countryside, leaving cities behind us. Those were the Orwellian predictions that Jonathan Dimbleby made during the last week’s country Life Centenary debate. He fears that millions of ‘refugees’ fro the cities will invade the countryside and concrete it over with car parks, supermarkets and DIY …[ read more ]

  • Posted Oct 14, 1997
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on Modernity means constantly re-evaluating, seeking new gurus and destroying old ones, reinventing the game to fit the new paradigms
  • Independent
  • 2261 Views

The battle for innocent soles of British school children has started, with the opening salvo coming from that well- known specialist in computer-assisted learning, the Princess Royal. Addressing last week’s headmasters’ conference, Princess Ann warned against reliance of computers, preferring instead good old-fashioned teachers, and arguing that face to face teaching by given priority the …[ read more ]

  • Posted Sep 30, 1997
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on Denying Internet access to women in the workplace only helps men to maintain their powerbase
  • Independent
  • 2147 Views

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 …[ read more ]

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