Newspaper Readings for

Social and Cultural Impact of Information

IS 246,  Fall 1999

taught by Howard Besser

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for week of October 6

  • Key Topics
  • Reliance on Technology:Simple Error Doomed Mars Polar Orbiter/Computer confused pounds, grams when determining its course, SF Chronicle, Oct 1, 1999
  •     Shortcomings Surface at Nuclear Site, LA Times, Oct 3, 1999
  • Internet Commerce Critique
  • One TV Nation, Divisible, NY Times, Oct 3, 1999
  • Media Messiah: Douglas Rushkoff's holy war on cyber-commerce, SF Chronicle SF Gate, Sept 21, 1999
  • Related to our Core Fields
  • Dialog Offers Pay-Per-View Database, NY Times, Oct 4, 1999
  • Internet Rating System Plans to Globalize, NY Times, Sept 25, 1999
  • Senate Campaign Data Trapped in the Microfilm Era, NY Times, Sept 29, 1999
  • Exploring the Aesthetics of Plain Old Text, NY Times, Sept 30, 1999
  • Changing Landscape
  • Mergers & Hi-Tech Growth
  • Intellectual Property Issues
  • The Internet and Education
  • Local control over Telecom Issues?  Taxing the Internet?
  • In honor of Banned Book Week (Sept 25-Oct 2, 1999)
  • Technological Developments
  • Other Topics
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  • Storm Is Brewing in Seattle Over Trade, LA Times, Nov 14, 1999 (pro-WTO site) (anti-WTO site)
  • Web Search Group Loses Grant, NY TImes, Nov 11, 1999
  •  University Cracks Down on MP3 Trade, NY TImes, Nov 10, 1999
  • Distance Learning and Online Education
  • Online Course Problems at U of Iowa, Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov 16, 1999
  • Author Warns Students -- and Colleges -- to Avoid On-Line Education, Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov 3, 1999 (thanx to Vinicio)
  • A Top-Drawer Education Online, Wired News, Nov 12, 1999
  • Julie Hooke, Distance Education: The Perils of the Virtual Student in Cyberspace, Journal of Electronic Publishing, 5:1, Sept 1999
  • At Iowa, an Experimental On-Line Course for 1,900 Students Runs Into Trouble, Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov 16, 1999 (thanx to Vinicio)
  • Distance is no obstacle to learning, UCLA Today, Nov 9, 1999 (thanx to Vinicio)
  • Media Production
  • Privacy
  • Privacy Issue Bubbles Beneath the Photo Op, Robert Scheer, LA Times, Nov 16, 1999
  • The End of Privacy, Forbes, Nov 29, 1999 (thanx to Vinicio)
  • Do You Know Who's Watching You? Do You Care?, NY TImes, Nov 10, 1999
  • New Tools to Protect Online Privacy, NY TImes, Nov 11, 1999
  • Internet Engineers Reject Wiretap Proposal, NY TImes, Nov 12, 1999
  • Consumer Profile Exchange: CPEX Gets Personal, Reuters/Wired News, Nov 15, 1999
  • Intellectual Property
  • Woman sues Yahoo! claiming copyright infringement, SF Chronicle/AP, Nov 11, 1999
  • Setback for a Web Site in Copyright Case, New York Times, Nov 15, 1999
  • Injunction Blocks Disney Use of 'Go' Logo, New York Times, Nov 15, 1999
  • Cybersquatting Measure Attached to Satellite-TV Bill, NY TImes, Nov 11, 1999
  • Online Journalists Keep Their Eyes on Daily Numbers, NY TImes, Nov 11, 1999
  • Picking the Right Data Superhighway, NY TImes, Nov 11, 1999
  • Is Cyberspace a 'Public Accommodation'?, NY TImes, Nov 12, 1999
  • The V-Chip Arrives, With a Thud, NY TImes, Nov 4, 1999
  • Boxed In: The Television V-Chip Puts Up Electronic Fences, NY TImes, Nov 4, 1999
  • Broadcasters and Internet Groups in Showdown Over Television Licenses, NY Times, Nov 13, 1999
  • Wells Fargo, BofA Limit Use of ATMs Santa Monica first to feel pinch, SF Chronicle, Nov 11, 1999
  • House passes bill to privatize satellite networks, SF Chronicle/AP, Nov 11, 1999
  • Lobbyist Turns to Internet to Influence Policy Makers, NY Times, Nov 15, 1999
  • Toward a Click-and-Pay Standard, Wired News, Nov 3, 1999 (thanx to Vinicio)
  • NY Times Book Review of Neil Postman's 'Building a Bridge to the 18th Century', Nov 14, 1999
  • Dot-Coms Hitch Their Sites to a Star, NY Times, Nov 16, 1999
  • The Sociology of Schmoozing A Darwinian Look at the Modern Mating Dance, SF Chronicle, Nov?, 1999
  • for week of November 24

  • Buy Nothing Day, Adbusters 1999
  • for week of December 1

  • Turmoil in Seattle Streets; Protesters force cancellation of trade summit's opening session, SF Chronicle, Dec 1, 1999 (includes links to lots of other WTO-related articles and sites


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