Subject: Gleanings: election day
AMERICANS: DON’T FORGET TO VOTE
back from holland. ha. The pickled herring did not kill me. This one’s short though, still playing catch-up.
Today’s first gleaning was sent by Andi, and it’s a hoot!
Great conference in La Jolla! Readup on the many presentations…
Are we all thinking “acessibility”
Blind customers want to touch club lapdancers
SF Examiner: Quantifying the Internet.
If you ask Hal Varian of UC-Berkeley, he’ll tell you the Net consists of 2.5
billion documents, growing at a healthy clip of 7.3 million pages a day.
Across the Bay, Net archivist Brewster Kahle simply points to the basement of
his Presidio office space. The whole Internet fits in there.
USA Today: Panel: Yahoo! can block access to Nazi items.
Yahoo! has the technical means to prevent French Internet users from accessing
its U.S. auction sites that trade Nazi-era items, a panel of experts including
Vinton Cerf, the man widely regarded as the ”father” of the Internet, told a
Wired News: From May 22, 2000; France Gags Yahoo on Nazi Bids
NY Times: V.C. Forsaking the Internet.
Indeed, for hundreds, maybe thousands of Internet companies founded with big
ambitions, it is becoming time to go home. The trickle of failures that has
steadily accompanied the growth of the Internet is now turning into a
Inside: Drudge Vows No Surrender on Posting Exit-Poll Results.
During primary season this past winter, three Web sites broke ranks with their
media peers by revealing exit-poll winners before the voting booths had
closed. But come next Tuesday, only Matt Drudge will risk the wrath of the
journalistic establishment and possibly of the courts…