Using the Internet to think

June 12, 2008
Dan Swanson’s security resources: #7
IT World Canada
Dan Swanson outlines the objective behind the non-profit organization, the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness (CCEP).

“CCEP is a not-for-profit organization based in Canada & devoted to the promotion of emergency risk management to individuals, communities and organizations, in both government and the private sector, with the aim of reducing the risk, impact and cost of natural, human-induced and technological disasters. CCEP’s objectives are to raise awareness of the increasing risks of disasters, promote the need for sound disaster management practices and disseminate information on the availability of professional expertise and resources, including technology.”

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Is Google making us all stupid?
For all of the Google users out there, Jackson West raises a very relevant question.

“Thanks to Google search and Gmail’s ever-expanding capacity, I don’t have to remember much of anything anymore beyond a unique string or group of words to call up facts, dates and important documents. Convenient? Yes, as long as my laptop is nearby. But is my brain rewiring itself to rely on Web-based memory?”

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Economic fears hurting consumer electronics sales?
Mike Masnick writes that due to tough economic times, many Americans, and even Canadians are now distinguishing between “nice to have” consumer electronic devices versus “need to have” ones.

“People who are worried about the economy are realizing that many consumer electronics purchases really are “nice to haves” rather than “need to haves.” And, if they are making purchases, they’re purchasing lower end models, with folks noting that they don’t want to spend much above $200 on a single device. Good timing for Apple, which just released that $199 iPhone.”

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