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President Obama, well into the latter half of his first term, is pressing forward with the goals he introduced in his latest State of the Union address. Mr. Obama is striving to bring high-speed wireless coverage to most Americans before the end of his potential second term. During his visit to Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Mr. Obama presented his appeal for linking and developing the infrastructure of the country using wireless broadband access. His plan calls for a $5 billion investment that would net $22.8 billion in the next ten years and reduce the deficit by almost $10 billion.
The internet is our connector. It is our way to communicate, to share, to relate, to understand, to empathize and ultimately inform. What happens when our connector is gone? What happens when there is no way to reach out beyond arms length and express ourselves? What happens when are voices, that could once be heard by the ears of the world are now silenced? We are shut off. The world as we know it goes dark and we feel alone, estranged even. Our rooms grow dim and there is even a stench of fear; nothing more frightening then feeling you’re in it by yourself. The air is cold, abrasive. The world, as we’ve grown to understand and relate to it, has changed and this change couldn’t be more unwelcomed.
Have we really almost run out of space on the internet? These are the types of possibilities that never occur to us common folk as we acquire more and more electronic devices from handhelds, to routers, to desktops, laptops, printers, modems, smartphone’s, Androids, IPads, and all other technological devices used so than we can keep track of Facebook, Twitter and MySpace (if you’re still into that sort of thing) for minute by minute updates on the happenings of our colleagues. We never stopped to think that “hey, since I have thousands (pardon the exaggeration) of electronic devices then Suzie Q may have around the same amount. At this rate maybe one of these days we’ll exhaust our resources?” No, we never stop to think that at all. In fact, we’ve been groomed to believe quite the contrary. We’re groomed to think that the internet offers an infinite supply of information accessed by an infinite array of mediums and we’ll have access to it all forever and ever. Well, the joke just may be on us.
The Consumer Electronics Show of 2011 is going to start on Thursday, January 6. What new and exciting gadgetry can consumers expect to be announced at this year’s show? Plenty of things.
So, you spent too much time reading technology blogs, and now Christmas is just a few days away and you haven’t done your shopping yet. Don’t panic! There are plenty of solutions on the World Wide Web.
Thursday, a 16-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the attacks on online merchants that have spoken out against WikiLeaks. It is the latest drama in an ongoing story that unfolds daily involving WikiLeaks.
The latest version of Internet Explorer is set to debut early next year with some new features in response to the uproar about the way certain websites track their users. To protect user’s privacy, the latest Internet Explorer will feature a way to block those sites from tracking users, and their information.
If you are looking for a specific piece of information on the Internet, you would have to spend literally days sifting through the millions of sites if it were not for search engines. Search engines are simply programs that do the searching for you. They use the words or phrases, called keywords that you have input into their request box to locate websites that contain the information you are looking for. Popular search engines, like Google, Bing and Ask, processes millions of requests every day. They churn out search engine result pages, loaded with websites, in mere seconds. When you consider the sheer amount of data contained on the web, it is easy to understand how truly amazing these programs are.
Unlike a few hundred people in the new Microsoft commercials, fortunately for me, I am not a PC. Even though Microsoft is used on about 90% of the computers in the world, I feel fine being different. New light has dawned upon me about Microsoft within the past few months. It really started when I bought my first Mac. I was always reluctant and resistant to the concept of Macs, but I was in finishing up college, my Dell died on me and I had the opportunity to get a MacBook Pro at a reasonably good price.
On November 4th, we elected a new president which is met with much hope and anticipation. However, much less noted, partially due to the momentous political event of the day was another decision of great import.