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Sunday, September 21, 1997
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Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, Murfreesboro, Tenn.THE DAILY NEWS JOURNAL 7D Poems Online Poetry DaUy has only been online passed the one million hits mark. The reason? Maybe its because there isn't so much poetry on the Web. The online anthology offers a new poem every day from more than 50 poetry book and journal publishers. "Our goal is to make poetry a part of daily life again said co- founder Don Selby. Investors Dairy Launches investor s Diary is an investment yourself individual investors. The site focuses on long term investment principles, philosophies, and how to invest successfully for die long run, not how to make a quick buck on the market each day. The site includes the personal investment experiences of the publisher and will also answer reader questions. Nutrition For Kids This is a new educational site aimed at students, teachers and par ents worldwide. The Kids Food CyberClub includes activities which teach kids about food, nutrition, and hunger. The goal of the site, developed by Connecticut Association for Human Services, is to improve health outcomes by promoting good nutrition among children. httptwww.kidsfoo&org Wiley InterScience Major publishers Wiley & Sons have just launched a new Web site, Wiley InterScience. The service will provide access to nearly all of the company's more than 400 scientific, technical, medical, and professional journals over the Web. Searchable contents listings, abstracts, and informative Web sites for the majority of Wiley's journal program, together with open access to the full-text electronic files of 50 journals, are scheduled to go online October 1 in the pilot phase of this initiative. The remainder will be added in 1997 and 1998. The Hidden Side Of Netscape If you use a Netscape Navigator browser and have a few minutes to spare, check these pages. They list some hidden features, tricks and less well-known functions of the software. http:www.yikes.comnetscape http:wwwecureforms.commozilla Business Information By E-mail A new free e-zine called the International InfoScavenger has been launched and will be delivered twice a month via email to anyone interested in expanding into international markets. It will point out mostly free specific resources on the Web to help any size business achieve success in the global marketplace. To subscribe to the newsletter, send a message to , no special message is needed. http:www.infoscavengerxom The Scariest Site On The Web? Universal Studios Classic Horror is a monthly newsletter for all horror fans. The magazine opens up with the monthly "deaditorial" and includes a featured creature, horror movies, video clips and much more. This month, information on "The Mummy" with clips and more. httpww,universaIstudios,comhorror The Simpsons In Virtual Reality You may have heard about this competition. Pepsi is running a pro-mntinn that offers a real version of the cartoon Simosons house as a prize. The home is now being built Vegas Sun has a special section detailing the raucous antics oi creator Matt Groening. In addition to pictures, you can take a tour of the home in Quick Time Virtual Reality (QTVR). http:wwwJasvegassun.comsundosslermiscysm Internet Yellow Pages Offers Free Listings Free listings are now being offered to businesses in the new Internet Yellow Pages. All you have to do is fill out a form at the site and you're in! As with the conventional edition, larger ads are also available at an extra price. I ivo Ski And Rilcina mm w w m - - - - - - This is pretty cool! Readers ofthe online magazines from InterZine, iSki, SOL and iBike, have teamed up with the Digital Camera Network and now offer the chance to see near real-time images for con dition updates every 10 minutes mountain bikine resorts. 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Toronto and includes reviews of twelve produc Projections of Web sales draw businesses to the Net The Electronic Commerce Research Room (http:www.wiIsonweb.comres earch), an online service recently launched by WEB COMMERCE TODAY newsletter, helps would-be Web merchants learn how to sell products directly over the Web. Internet observers now project Web sales over $200 billion by 2001, driving millions of businesses to the Internet with hopes of finding their slice of the pie. Though ActivMedia reports 25 percent of websites are retail in nature, they caution that it may take a year or two for a site to become profitable. The Electronic Commerce Research Room is designed to shorten the learning time. The Research Room provides references to hundreds of online case studies, demographic surveys, and practical articles concerning retail Internet sales. What products are likely to sell best? The Research Room provides links to the current Johnny Cash asks Congress for better Net copyright protection WASHINGTON (AP) Singer Johnny Cash asked Congress Wednesday to pass measures he said would protect his songs world wide, but libraries and universities opposed the measures as unfair to consumers. Cash, wearing his- trademark black suit, stood out from dozens of lawyers, government and industry officials who testified at two days of House hearings on bills to implement new international treaties aimed at updating copyright laws for the digital age. Cash surprised the audience when he departed from a carefully scripted text released by the Recording Industry Association of America, complicating the simple message he was supposed to deliver. The prepared text had Cash saying his hit song "Ring of Fire" could be downloaded on a Web site from the Balkan nation of Slovenia which he labeled "downright theft." What Cash actually said was that he sold most foreign rights to his songs long ago. "Someone pulled up on the Internet, they found in Slobovia a 'Ring of Fire' for sale," he said. "Of course we've got no (copyrights), we sold the copyrights in most foreign countries. But it's an example . of the abuse that there is out there, that they were selling it over the Internet." Returning to the text, he said a few seconds later: "This exactly is the problem the treaties are designed to address." Because the Web is worldwide, people in the United States and ... other., countries can download ..... songs, books and other material from websites in Slovenia, or anywhere. The United States was one of 96 countries that signed two World Intellectual Property Organization treaties late last, year in Geneva. Those treaties are supposed to address the copyright problems of material available online across national boundaries. But opponents said the bills being considered by Congress do far more than implement the treaties. Representatives of libraries and universities said the bills would curtail their existing rights to work with copyrighted and other materials. Earlham College President Douglas Bennett called the proposal "gravely flawed." He said it would threaten privacy rights by preventing customers from disabling industry snooping devices designed to track their online activities. And a member of Congress said the bills would outlaw legitimate equipment instead of merely protecting copyrights. "The adoption of a punishment for the manufacture of devices such as general purpose computers and recorders" is not needed to carry answers. Do you need real-time credit card authorization in your store? You'll find pointers online. What shopping cart program is right for your business? You'll find reviews, comparison charts, and purchasing guidelines. "We've tried to organize the site with merchants and Web developers in mind," says Dr. Ralph Wilson, editor of WEB COMMERCE TODAY. "Merchants are looking for the nuts and bolts, the software programs and the store design secrets that can make the difference between browsing and buying." The Research Room is includes general and introductory articles, as well as pieces on specific topics such as transaction security, store construction, site promotion, and legal aspects of online sales. Each month staff members scour the Net for new articles and resources on electronic commerce. References are pub out the treaties, Democratic Rep. Rick Boucher of Virgnia told the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property. Boucher said the treaty makers specifically "rejected language which would have required punishment of the manufacture of devices." He said the administra $1&95Cybercast I mo. 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FOR ADVERTISING INFORMATION CALL THE ON-LINE NEWSPAPER lished in the monthly e-mail newsletter WEB COMMERCE TODAY, and then become part of the Electronic Commerce Research Room "collection." Presently, over 40 percent of the resources are open to the public; others are reserved for WEB COMMERCE TODAY subscribers. Time spent studying how to sell products on the Web prevents costly mistakes and lost sales. Wilson believes the Electronic Commerce Research Room will provide many would-be Web merchants with the tools they need to set up successful shops on the Internet. "This is the richest gateway to knowledge on electronic commerce available on the Internet," says Paul Krupin, attorney and president of Direct Contact Publishing. "If a commerce topic isn't referenced here, the research probably isn't available online anywhere." Visitors to site may also subscribe to a free newsletter, WEB tion had resurrected the proposal to ban equipment and put it "at the core of the legislation." The Ram Ultimate Computer Solutions Business Networking Solutions High End Systems ft Components www.ram 1307A WetCoUeSlyeet pt: 849 - 2900 lLUii-LLUJLLLU lULlJiUlUi MARKETING TODAY (http:www.wilsonweb.eomw mt). One of the longest running and most successful Internet Web marketing e-zines, WEB MARKETING TODAY provides over 27,000 subscribers with tips, news, strategies, and the latest Web marketing innovations every month. Internet research firms recently revised upward their projections of Web sales. ActivMedia now predicts $1 trillion in sales by 2001 , though others are more conservative. Piper Jaffray Inc. estimates 2001 sales at $228 billion, International Data Corporation at over $200 billion, and Forrester Research at 1 $187 billion. The number of businesses developing a Web presence is indicated by the July 1997 Domain Survey released by Network Wizard, which counted 19.5 million domains, up 52 in the past year. For more information contact Dr. Ralph F. Wilson by e-mail or telephone (916) 652.-4659. WE PUT THE WORKS IN COMPUTERS TJarahcmsa - V

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