11.0348 gleanings

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Mon, 20 Oct 1997 21:58:39 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 348.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 12:54:11 -0400
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: Re: 11.0338 gleanings

Edupage, 16 October 1997. Edupage, a summary of news about information
technology, is provided three times a week as a service by Educom,
a Washington, D.C.-based consortium of leading colleges and universities
seeking to transform education through the use of information technology.

GTE Joins BT And WorldCom As Rival Suitors For MCI
Intranet Use Exploding
Cyberchic Hits The Fashion Runway
British Cybersquatters Head For Court

Tapscott Calls N-Gen "Unprecedented Force For Change"
Australia Sees New Revenue Source In Online Gambling
Blair Wants All U.K. Students Wired To "National Grid"
Zundel's Site Exposes Jews To Hatred
IBM's Power Drive
BMI Creates Robot To Protect Copyrights On Web


In his new book "Growing Up Digital: the Rise of the Net Generation,"
best-selling technology guru Don Tapscott says: "The Net-Generation is here.
The baby boom has an echo and it's even louder than the original. Eighty
million strong in the U.S. alone, they are combining their demographic
muscle with digital mastery to transform every institution in society. They
are the first generation to come of age in the digital age. They are an
unprecedented force for change and they will dominate most of the 21st
century." Tapscott argues that "There is no issue more important to
parents, teachers, policy makers, marketers, business leaders, and social
activists than understanding this new generation, their culture, psychology,
values and what they intend to do with their digital expertise." Tapscott
worked with 300 "N-Gen-ers" on the Net over a one-year period and combines
survey research to show how the Ne(x)t Generation is changing learning,
marketing, the family, the nature of the corporation and society. ("Growing
Up Digital," McGraw-Hill 1997)

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