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Written By: Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. http://www.doi.org/ The DOI Foundation has unveiled the DOI-EB (EB stands for e-books) Initiative in the Book Expo America Show 2001, to, in their words: “Determine requirements with respect to the application of unique identifiers to eBooks Develop proofs-of-concept for the use of DOIs with eBooks Develop technical demonstrations, possibly including [...]

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Written By: Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. http://www.doi.org/ The Internet is too rich. Even powerful and sophisticated search engines, such as Google, return a lot of trash, dead ends, and Error 404′s in response to the most well-defined query, Boolean operators and all. Directories created by human editors – such as Yahoo! or the Open Directory Project [...]

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Written By: Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. “The free communication of thought and opinion is one of the most precious rights of man; every citizen may therefore speak, write and print freely.” (French National Assembly, 1789) I. What is a Book? UNESCO’s arbitrary and ungrounded definition of “book” is: “”Non-periodical printed publication of at least 49 pages [...]

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Written By: Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. The Net was supposed to dissolve anachronistic national borders and cultural boundaries. It was expected to vitiate distance – both physical and mental. It was hailed as the invention that will unify Mankind and harmonize (though not homogenize) civilizations, east and west. Yet, this was not to be. As dot.coms [...]

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Written By: Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. http://www.enfish.com/ The hype over ubiquitous (or pervasive) computing (computers everywhere) has masked a potentially more momentous development. It is the convergence of computing devices interfaces with web (or other) content. Years ago – after Bill Gates overcame his misplaced scepticism – Microsoft introduced their “internet-ready” applications. Its word processing software [...]

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Written By: Sam Vakninhttp://www.enfish.com/ The hype over ubiquitous (or pervasive) computing (computers everywhere) has masked a potentially more momentous development. It is the convergence of computing devices interfaces with web (or other) content. Years ago – after Bill Gates overcame his misplaced scepticism – Microsoft introduced their “internet-ready” applications. Its word processing software (“Word”), other [...]

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Written By: Sam Vakninhttp://www.everymail.com/ The Internet started off as a purely American phenomenon and seemed to perpetuate the fast-emerging dominance of the English language. A negligible minority of web sites were in other languages. Software applications were chauvinistically ill-prepared (and still are) to deal with anything but English. And the vast majority of net users [...]

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Written By: Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. http://www.ideavirus.com The recent bloodbath among online content peddlers and digital media proselytisers can be traced to two deadly sins. The first was to assume that traffic equals sales. In other words, that a miraculous conversion will spontaneously occur among the hordes of visitors to a web site. It was taken [...]

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Written By: Sam VakninF. The Transport of Information – Internet News Internet news are advantaged. They are frequently and dynamically updated (unlike static print news) and are always accessible (similar to print news), immediate and fresh. The future will witness a form of interactive news. A special “corner” in the news Web site will accommodate [...]

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Written By: Sam Vaknin 3. The Internet as a Collective Nervous System Drawing a comparison from the development of a human infant – the human race has just commenced to develop its neural system. The Internet fulfils all the functions of the Nervous System in the body and is, both functionally and structurally, pretty similar. [...]

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