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  • Posted Nov 2, 1998
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on The wrong answer for Rover: The CBI does not represent the real growth engine of the economy – the IT industry
  • The Independent
  • 4311 Views

ROVER, ONCE the pride of the British car industry, is in trouble again. Despite having sold out to BMW, the anticipated economic miracle did not happen. Rover remains as uncompetitive as it was before the sale to its German owners. Ready for the knife but still kicking, and with a collection of friends in high …[ read more ]

  • Posted Oct 19, 1998
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on The tragedy of interactive fun: Slightly baffled geeks in jeans were given the full celebrity treatment by Bafta
  • The Independent
  • 4066 Views

THE ARRIVAL of autumn weather signals the awards season in the computer industry. The new entrant to the usual round of Very Useful but Rather Boring database awards is the “New Media Oscar”, otherwise known as the Bafta Interactive Entertainment Awards. For a fledgling industry, this new award is being executed in a terribly grand …[ read more ]

  • Posted Sep 21, 1998
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on The things Janet won’t tell you: Is this techno-driven censorship our vision of academic cyberspace?
  • The Independent
  • 3798 Views

The art of censorship is sometimes practised by the most unlikely authorities. Recently, a student at a prestigious British university put up a home page on Janet (Joint Academic Network) promoting the Kurdish Freedom Movement. This didn’t go down very well with his Turkish adversaries, who immediately threatened the university with an e-mail bomb campaign, …[ read more ]

  • Posted Sep 7, 1998
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on Let a foodbot cut the toxins from your trolley: The ability to process complex information will drive the survival of the fittest
  • The Independent
  • 4106 Views

LIKE MANY of the unfortunates who live outside the delivery area for Tesco’s online supermarket, I still have to buy my groceries the old- fashioned way. The new EC legislation on labelling for all genetically modified foods has made my shopping trips a lot more entertaining – albeit longer – since it seems to take …[ read more ]

  • Posted Aug 24, 1998
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on Women reap rewards but prospects look grim: Silicon Goddesses have one thing in common – someone inspired them at a very young age to learn to love maths
  • The Independent
  • 3971 Views

ONE OF the best parties of the summer season in Silicon Valley must be the annual knees-up of the Women in Technology Association, where beautiful Pamela Anderson lookalikes get together to celebrate their love for technology and their wise career choice. This year, some 5,000 women programmers and computer scientists gathered in San Jose, California, …[ read more ]

  • Posted Aug 10, 1998
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on The sites you can’t see at university: The decision to block international Web sites shows a strangely muddled IT strategy in our universities
  • The Independent
  • 4406 Views

BEING A STUDENT is hard work, but at least you get free Internet access. Right? Wrong. As of last Monday, many UK universities implemented the mass blocking of the international Web sites, claiming that students’ quests for information costs them more money than they managed to suck out of the Funding Councils. So from 1 …[ read more ]

  • Posted Jul 27, 1998
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on Network: Is your mobile giving you a real ear-bashing?
  • The Independent
  • 4097 Views

ON A recent visit to Cambridge, I bumped into a famous academic friend who was marching purposefully down the street, talking loudly to himself. A psychologist, Peter has always been considered somewhat eccentric. However, talking to oneself in public is not an accepted behaviour, even amongst our top dons. On a closer inspection, it transpired …[ read more ]

  • Posted Jul 13, 1998
  • Written by Eva Pascoe
  • Comments Off on Digital Sky is far from the limit in the Internet age: Websites have established themselves solidly as the best medium for niche programming
  • The Independent
  • 3796 Views

LIKE A comet preceding the end of the world, the belated roll- out of the digital BSkyB was preceded by many frightening sightings of Elisabeth Murdoch, the newly promoted head of programming. Elisabeth, aka Baby Murdoch, is known as the acceptable face of Daddy Rupert’s empire, and is being deployed to confuse and disarm the …[ read more ]

  • 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
  • The Independent
  • 3872 Views

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
  • The Independent
  • 3994 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 ]

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