July 20, 2004

Bulk view

“Clique Here”

People are using social networking services such as Ryze, LinkedIn, Tribe, and Friendster to engage in social activities such as dating and making business contacts. Within companies, social networking could enable employees to tap resources that may not be apparent to them in daily office ... http://www.acm.org/technews/articles/2004-6/0716f.html#item18

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“Father of Visual Basic Begs: Stop the Insanity!”

In his book, "The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High-Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity," Visual Basic architect Alan Cooper argues that software has become excessively and unreasonably complicated because programmers and engineers are designing it for their ... http://www.acm.org/technews/articles/2004-6/0716f.html#item5

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“IBM Tool Has an Eye for the Blind”

Available for download on IBM's alphaWorks emerging technologies Web site is aDesigner, a 4.6 MB Java-based application that shows how a site appears and sounds to visually impaired users. ADesigner, which was developed in the IBM Tokyo Research Lab, assesses sites on their colors and font ... http://www.acm.org/technews/articles/2004-6/0719m.html#item9

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