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  • 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
  • 3959 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
  • 3821 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
  • 4235 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
  • 3953 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
  • 3648 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
  • 3729 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
  • 3853 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
  • The Independent
  • 3735 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
  • The Independent
  • 3719 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
  • The Independent
  • 3952 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 ]

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